Monday, February 27, 2012
Well, we've been watching the weather and was hoping we could get out to do some star gazing and some astronomy sketching….Jupiter and Venus are visible in the Western Sky and it would have been fun to try to capture (from our cars) the night sky. Alas, it looks like Wednesday is going to be a drippy sort of evening. Queen CIty Cupcakes has more new stuff to sketch, so we are going to go to Queen City Cupcakes this week. Again, for those who haven't been there, it's not all cupcakes, they have some really cool stuff in her shop.
Queen City Cupcakes...62 West Main Street, Patchogue (Across from Brick House Brewery)…
We'll try for the night sky sketching next week. For those of you that have IPhones, the pUniverse APP is awesome for finding cool stuff in the night sky.
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Folks, this week we having an opportunity to see and sketch a great demo....stop by to join the SBAA Members Meeting Wednesday Feb 22nd at 7:15 pm at the Bellport Community Center, 4 Bell St, Bellport to see a demo in fish printing...description below. Should be a great demo and sketch opportunity.Chris Taylor will demonstrate this ancient art form!fromWikipedia:Gyotaku (Japanese 魚拓, from gyo "fish" + taku "rubbing") is a traditional form of Japanese fish printing or rubbing, dating from the mid-19th century, a form of nature printing used by fishermen to record their catches. In order to make a gyotaku print, one places the subject (e.g.fish, crab, scallop shell) on a wooden bench and paints one side with sumi ink. Next a piece of paper or other material is laid over the ink-covered fish. Finally, one rubs the material until there is the image of the fish on it.Modern gyotaku artists often substitute acrylic or other painting material for the traditional sumi-e.