Continuing with the Step-by-Step blog entries for the Farmers Market painting demo for the Tuesday afternoon and evening class, but making a new entry today. To see the painting in it's initial stages see the following post: http://nancybarrywatercolorblog.blogspot.com/2011_09_01_archive.html
The last 2 weeks have been geared toward completing the Squash paintings. Shown here are mid to late stages on most of the painting. Have begun to add most of the dark recesses behind and between the vegetables and have added several shadows which serves to pull the painting together and to pop many of the objects forward. Finishing details are still yet to be added.
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Saturday, November 12, 2011
Frame Warehouse Holiday Open House on Nov. 10th raises over 850 dollars for the Boys Home of the South!
It was a wonderful night at the Frame Warehouse & Gallery Holiday Open House in Greer this past Thursday night! Debbie Beauchemin's never tiring efforts raised over 850 dollars with the final count not in yet. As the economy and in kind donations to charities in general have taken a downturn in recent years, Debbie has risen to the occasion. Each year at the start of the holiday season, she chooses a local charity or organization in need for her Hudson Road shop to raise funds for. In years past, Debbie, who I have a special place in my heart for, has raised several thousand dollars all totalled for organizations such as the Greer Soup Kitchen, the local chapter of the National Association for Mental Illness and this years recipient, the Boys Home of the South. More than 16 local artists, including myself, participated in last weeks fundraiser by donating over $2,000 of artwork and merchandise to the event. Participating artists for this event were: Sandra Roper, Dick Mitchell, Tom Stewart, Edith McBee Hardaway, Michelle Giles, myself (Nancy Barry), Joan Zepf, Sherry Elrod, Stella Schaefer, Judy Taylor, Karl Voss, Andrew and Ruth Banovic, Susan Linn, Richard Campbell, Joanne Reed, Cheryl Bradfute, Danny Carnes, and Gary Roderer.
As one of the participating artists, I would like to personally thank all of my own friends and family and followers along with Debbie's loyal customers for their generosity and support. We could not do what we do without you.
|Artists from left to right: Edith Hardaway (red), Sandra Roper, Nancy Barry|
|Artists left to right: Danny Carnes (back left of photo), Stella Schaefer (facing)|
|Artists left to right: Joan Zepf (center)|
|Artists left to right: Sherry Elrod (back), Judy Taylor (center), Joan Zepf|
|Left to right: Andrew and Ruth Banovic (left)|
|Artists left to right: Edith Hardaway (rear left), Joan Zepf, Sherry Elrod and Bill Lester|
Thursday, November 10, 2011
|Julie and her in-progress painting|
|Kathy putting some of the finishing touches on her painting.|
|Bert with her first watercolor painting!|
Saturday, November 5, 2011
Here are the completed farmers market paintings from the Tuesday night Fall 2011 class. Photos courtesy of Stella Schaefer.
|Radishes and Turnips - Stella Schaefer|
|Rhubarb - Joan Zepf (almost completed photo)|
|Japanese Eggplant - Susan Buteau|
|Rhubarb Study - Joan Zepf|
Friday, October 28, 2011
|Stella Schaefer adding finishing detail to painting of radishes and turnips.|
|Susan Buteau working on a study from the book "Problem Solving in Watercolor"|
|Joan Zepf discussing her painting with Susan|
Thursday, September 22, 2011
Thursday, September 15, 2011
Yes, my blog format has changed! I loved my old blog, but it was not very user friendly for visitors. In visiting several other blogs, I noticed that many of the bloggers were using this format, and so, I decided to make the switch. Hope you like it and hope you find it friendlier to work with.
|Close-up of cheesecloth and peppercorns.|
Finished piece before all materials are removed. You can see the pattern the cheesecloth leaves (brown-ish area, middle left).
|Finished piece - mixed media. Materials used were similar to the above, except I changed out the river rocks for shards of clay pots and sea shells.|
|Sea shells, clay pot shards, weeds, cheesecloth, salt, watercolor and acrylic metalic paint.|
|Close-up of pottery shards pushing up against cheesecloth that has been stained by the watercolor poured over it.|
Thursday, September 8, 2011