Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Sketching on toned paper

Artist Cathy Johnson has some amazing sketch tips and here is one for sketching on toned paper that I like:

Cathy also has many books that are great references.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

This Wednesday at 7:15 PM

This week we will be sketching at the SBAA meeting:

The South Bay Artist Association (SBAA) is pleased to announce that artist Reu'ven Gayle will be conducting a chalk carving demonstration as he speaks about his journey as an artist.  The monthly meeting and demo will be held at 7:15 PM on March 26th, 2014, at the Bellport Community Center, 4 Bell Street, Bellport NY.  The demonstration will immediately follow the monthly meeting and is free for anyone who wishes to attend.

Friday, March 21, 2014

An article on how to set up a palette

This may have useful information for some of you.....

Thursday, March 20, 2014

The value of sketching

This is an old Richard McKinley post that had some good basic information for thumbnail sketches. Many of you have expressed your challenges with what information actually needs to go into a sketch or plein air study when we are out sketching on location. This article on Richard's blog should be able to answer some of your questions. I thought these tips were great.  Don't let anyone tell you that sketching is a waste of time nor is it just for amateurs.  Terry Ludwig and Liz Haywood-Sullivan also use these same pointers in their workshops. These are all pastel painters but the same tips apply to any medium.  I use the analogy that sketching is just like soccer drills, the more you practice, the better you get at your painting.

Happy Sketching and painting!

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

This Wednesday at 6:30 PM

We may have rain this evening which pushes us indoors again. So we are going to sketch at the Patchogue Bowling alley at 6:30 PM, 138 West Street (at the intersection of West and Division streets).

Next week we will be sketching at the SBAA meeting in Bellport.

Sunday, March 9, 2014

This Wednesday at 6PM

This week we are sketching The Grange in Sayville located on Montauk Highway & Broadway Ave.  We'll sketch until dark.  There are some great buildings to sketch on that property.   In the event that Wednesday has bad weather, we will be canceling Wednesday.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014