McLean Art Society
As we watched Dipali paint she first covered the surface with a burnt umber underpaint and then made marks on the surface to mimic the view finder. She paints the dark background and shadows first then the bright highlights…painting from island to ocean. Her technique is alla prima with bold brushwork, keeping the color fresh and loose, and moving to create an interesting work of art.
Anna’s works are small and rich in depth and luminosity. She achieves this look by keeping the surface smooth and free of brushstrokes. The background is usually dark and the subject stands out through some twenty-five layers of transparent washes. By varying the value of the wash she transforms flat objects into an image you can almost reach out and touch.
Intuitive Painting and Visual Journaling. With painting we can do so much more than making a pretty picture. Imagery is the body-mind ‘s first or primary form of communication, and words are secondary. Learn how imagery is a more accurate way of expressing what and how we feel, than we can ever achieve with words.
With humor, advice, and skill, Ann takes us step by step in the creation of a beautiful chalk pastel still life. She makes you reach for a sheet of sanded paper and search for that box of chalk pastels you carefully saved for a special day!
Allen Bentley doesn’t color within the lines as his art exudes motion, tension, and activity. Whether in charcoal or oil, he seeks a push / pull motion with subjects rarely centered and certainly, not poised. As he paints, he asks, “where is the motion?”
It’s taken me a while to complete, but I think my yellow flowers from the Nov. 19 Mclean Art Society Demo is nearly done. I have compiled some images that takes you through the various stages of development. Hope that this might help some members gain further insight into my process!