Jamailah Morais plans to demonstrate the painting of butterflies and peonies at the McLean Arts Club on November 21, 2014.
In Oriental brush painting, the peony is regarded as the Queen of Flowers. It symbolizes not only beauty but also wealth and distinction. When peonies bloom, it is said that their perfume spreads for a thousand miles and also attracts butterflies. Folklore has it that the butterfly symbolizes a young man and the peony a young girl. When the peony is in full bloom it is picked by the young man.
His aim in demonstrating this painting is to depict the spirit of the peonies and even their fragrance, not just the physical resemblance of the flowers. He will endeavor to demonstrate the essence and spirit of these peonies by weaving a tapestry of exquisite lines, colors and shades. In so doing, he will attempt to show both the harmony and poetry of nature that breathes life into and give special meaning to these paintings.
Alice Kale is an artist and teacher who lives and works in the Del Ray section of Alexandria, Virginia, where she is well-known for her images of life in the neighborhood. Her work has been featured in the Washington Post, and two national magazines, Watercolor Magic and Artist's Sketchbook. She exhibits extensively in the mid-Atlantic region and has won numerous awards. She is a signature member of the Virginia and Baltimore Watercolor Societies, and Potomac Valley Watercolorists.
Alice works in oil, watercolor, and ink. She is also a popular teacher. In addition to teaching locally, she teaches on Celebrity Cruise Lines, and in 2015 she will be teaching at La Romita School of Art in Umbria, Italy. Arrangements can be made for portraits, house portraits, and pet portraits and other commissions.
In addition to many private clients, corporate clients include Wachovia Securities, the American Diabetes Association, Jack Taylor Toyota, The Alexandria Commission on the Arts, Christopher Place Resort, McEnearny Real Estate, and the Potomac West Business Association.
November 7, 2014
(at Luda delRose's house)
January 9, 2015
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