Monday, September 20, 2010

September pieces.

Here are a couple of recent pieces that show the diversity in weather that September provides. This really is the nicest time of year, temperatures in the 60's and your pick of cloudy days to really see the colors, or sun to paint the sparkle.
A crummy day.
24"x30" oil on canvas.

A sunny day.
This is Chris Gargan, finishing a piece that is going to be in his show for the Wisconsin Arts Board, opening next month.

Introduction to Oil Painting Class - At Boo-U

I'm teaching an introduction to oils class this fall at UW Baraboo/Sauk Co.
This class is designed for beginners, or for more experienced painters who want to get into the habit of painting more often. Students will create a new painting each class period.

The best part is, we provide all the supplies!

Following is the official writeup:

Thursday nights 6-9pm at the Art Studio here on campus. Class would meet October 7,14,21,28 Nov. 4,11.
Instructor: Kyle Martin
Experience oil painting, and complete a new painting every week. This studio class will be painting intensive, and is designed for those who have never lifted a brush. The focus will be on values (light and dark), color and composition. Each class period the instructor will set up and paint a still life, and lead a demo focusing on a different technique.

Class one - Value painting in black and white (a great warm up for those experiencing oils for the first time).
Class two - Imprimatura (learn how the old masters used underpainting and layers to create dynamic effects).
Class three - Full color (sensitize your color eye, and learn to paint what you see). Class four - Knife painting in brilliant color (leave the brushes behind an learn the joy of color.)
Class five - Broken Color (the impressionist technique broken down)
Class six - Bringing it all together (combining techniques).

Questions and conversation are encouraged during the class. The instructor will be able to suggest additional reading and websites. Please join us!

Cost is $119 which includes supplies. Register by sending me a note and check to:
Continuing Education
UW-Baraboo/Sauk County
1006 Connie Road
Baraboo, WI 53913

Or call us at 355-5220.

Cindy McVenes

Director of Continuing EducationUniversity of Wisconsin-Baraboo/Sauk County
1006 Connie RoadBaraboo, WI.
608-355-5234 (tel)608-355-5290 (fax)

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Late Summer

August was filled with Brewers games, Bachelors parties (nothing too wild), canoe and skateboarding trips and lots of painting along the way. August is always a nice month to paint, The brush moves a bit easier after a whole summer of painting. Some of these paintings feature the Queen Annes Lace in the ditches by the roads, which is mostly gone now after last weeks cold snap. There are still plenty of wildflowers out there, and the fields are beginning to turn rusty colors. Farmers are chopping corn and the leaves started changing color a few weeks ago.







Summer is over, but this is open for discussion. Please leave me a comment!