Monday, August 29, 2011

Summer Wrap Up

Returning artists and new artists get into the creative zone.

The red leaves appearing on the maple tree outside the studio windows are a sure sign of the summer ending.  It has been a good season for classes and a joy to work with so many enthusiastic artists.  The 2-day workshop with visiting artist, Sandy Pontius, was well attended and had everyone working hard on mixing colors, using contrasting values to create form, and reviewing the elements that will result in an interesting and appealing composition.  The paintings completed in neutral tones were lovely.  

Some workshop attendees display their paintings on the second day.

We can still look forward to several more weeks of classes and, of course, a colorful Indian Summer.
Enjoy the beauty around us,