General Meeting Info for the 2022-2023 Season!!!!
Next Monthly Meeting!
March 15, 2023
2 - 4 PM
The Artist of the Month
Bring a work of art, ready to hang, for the Artist of the Month
2023 February Program
Thank you to Lisa Larrabee for her intriguing and informative presentation at this month's membership meeting. Her encouragement was for us to get back to being playful and exploratory with our art whether you are painting in your preferred medium or experimenting with a new one for the first time.
She brought demonstration pieces using powdered charcoal to show how it or crumbled pastel pigment could be mixed with water (or alcohol) on paper to create energizing backgrounds for your subject. She encouraged us to let the marks, drips, and brush patterns inspire the direction of the piece. Being a portrait artis,t she often uses this method to give her subject backgrounds exciting compositions.
She talked about looking at your work from a far, through a mirror or simply turned upside down. This will break the minds attachment to how things should look even if inaccurate as well as expose flaws uncaught by the tricks the mind plays on our eyes. This was just one of her many expert tips.
Overall her message was to play, don’t be too serious, not all work is perfect, learn from every piece you do. Most of all have fun, as fun will refresh your work and lead you in unexpected but magical directions.
by Lynn Wilson
November Paint Around!!!
The program for November’s general meeting was a Paint Around with the participating artists being Donna Lynch, Virginia Belser, Brian Freeman, Becky Neideffer, and Ellen Cholski. All the artists chose a variety of landscapes to paint. There was a building in a rural setting, a person walking and holding an umbrella, as well as views of some SW mountains, a NW salt-water bay, and the San Pedro River. Each artist started with 10 minutes at her or his easel and then rotated every 10 minutes to another painting. Although each artist had a different approach, it all ended well at the end. A fun time was had by all.
Each painting is signed by all artists in the collaboration. Artworks will be displayed in the building and will part of a silent auction. All proceeds from the auction go to fund TPS building restoration.
Five finished paintings by artists: Brian Freeman, Ellen Cholski, Virginia Belser, Donna Lynch and Becky Neideffer.
Plein Air at Sabino Canyon on March 22, 2023
Thank you, Morgan Canady and Sally Edge, for hosting the plein air events.
Check out the photos!
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