Estelle Howard was an inspiration to me last week in Lamesa. She painted on watercolor canvas for the first time and her painting was exceptional....this is no surprise for those who know Estelle. She is 93 and continues to paint in oil/watercolor and anything else that comes her way. From her photograph of an open air art exhibit, she maintained fresh colors flowing into one another. When the canvas was dry a sketch of the subject was introduced with dark lines using a script brush. As I previously mentioned my camera remained out of sight and unfortunately I can not share her painting and the paintings of those who participated.
We all have photographs or sketches books laying around without plans....stacks of organized photos waiting for me to go through...thinking 'not sure what I want to do with this'...I tend to put those in a stack of 'maybes'. The photograph below came to mind instantly when Estelle began painting on her canvas..
Welcome to My Scene
"My Scene" is sharing a finished painting or my 3 step process to a finished painting using photographs or sketches. Asking, how can I make this scene or subject mine from refrences that hold my attention longer than 5 minutes. Some photographs are just....photographs not paintable interesting subjects. So let's began and hope you enjoy your painting experience........JoBeth
Saturday, October 13, 2012
What a fun time judging Coleman's Fine Arts League membership show. Artist residing in small or large communities have the same goals....enjoying every stolen moment to create as if it were a first time experience. Bill Shields, the Leagues President, drove me to their newest venture or venue, a combination of old and new. The First Presbyterian Church now houses the Coleman Museum and the Leagues Art Gallery. Members of the League have a great facility to conduct workshops/exhibits and a great meeting place. Hard work and elbow grease showed the minute I walked in the gallery. If you go to or through Coleman make sure you stop to see the beautiful art and browse the Heritage Hall Coleman Museum....thank all of you for making me feel at home and sharing your talents.