Tuesday, January 17, 2012

New for 2012!

The Gallery will open for First Thursday!  The member meeting and evening demonstration is moving to First Thursday as well.   Doors will open February 2nd at 5:30 pm, The critique group will run from 6pm followed by the meeting and evening demo close to 7pm.   Our Guest speaker and demonstrator is Barbara McDonald, long time member and volunteer of OSA.  She will be demonstrating her drawing techniques with graphite and how she prepares to make greeting cards.  Your critique leader for the evening will be Lorraine Busheck
The gallery show for February will be the Family and Friends Show; for members that have little and old budding artists in the household.  Looks like a good time coming for all that can attend.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Photos Don't Rule the Composition

Steve Kleier  has searched his photos for the perfect composition and is here to tell you,"It isn't going to exist!" But that's a good thing. Before Steve ever got to paper and paint he did a full size sketch using his photo as a Guide - The boat and dock weren't even there and he zoomed in on all the buildings and piers on the right. Whether you paint from life, outdoors or a photo be sure to get away from an exact replica of your photograph and create a more interesting painting.  Check the slide show below for the progress of Steve's work today.  Steve teaches watercolor on Tuesday at 10-1pm at Oregon Society of Artists.