Saturday, September 20, 2014

Painting Artifacts with William Lewis

The class was based on the exhibit of the Boise Fire Department at the Boise Arts and History Sesqui Shop on Main Street in downtown Boise. After a quick slide show of the artist tradition of  painting objects, we were to pick an artifact from the exhibit that spoke to us and paint it in oils. 

Terry kept thinking someone was looking over her shoulder!
I wonder why?

Call Box

Lisa Flowers Ross

Pam McKnight 

the placard that was on my artifact
The instructors painting, I love how he captured the three dimensionality of the hat. 

We were able to paint right in the midst of the exhibit.
The only other time I was able to do this was at the Dallas Museum of art.  

A photograph from the show

William Lewis, the instructor.

Terry Burkes

I like the brick background on the painting and the fact that we got to use real wood palettes. 

PennyLea Mackie

Students' work will be on display in the Sesqui Shop through the end of this month.

I was very impressed with everyone's work. Some had never painted in oils before. 

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Show us your studio table (unedited)

The Altered Page presented us with a challenge:
show us what your studio looks like when it is not all cleaned up and pretty for others to see.

When it is clean and shiny and lots of work space showing....that means I am not creating.

 This was all stacked on the table, then moved to the fireplace...then more started to find it's way back onto the table... would like to get this all put away before winter so I can use the fireplace.

I took the cutting board out of storage so this would make me keep this space clean. Guess that worked for just a minute! 

So far Seth has 50 links to other artist studios and adding more as they come in. This makes us all feel a little better, art is messy!

Click on the link above and start your tour.