The walls on the entry hall at the Senior Center looked so bare after the Silver Arts exhibits were removed, so our mixed media group that meets on Mondays was asked to put up an exhibit of our art work. Here are a few of mine. The color does not show very well in the first one, but it is a print of an abstract painting in various shades of blue, and then I did Zentangles® on top of it. Looks much better than the picture. The two stained glass images are done on canvas with acrylic paints (not framed). The last one is a watercolor on paper that is framed. We have 25 paintings hanging, but I was unable to get good pictures due to the reflections on the glass from the windows. If I can get some better pictures next week, I will show you some of the others. Here is one done by Hazel LeBlanc (better know as “Z”). She used the butterfly template from Ben Kwok, zentangled it and glued to painted canvas on which she also did some Zentangle designs. Very pretty, I think! We have a small, but very talented, group that meets weekly to exchange ideas and show what we have done that week. FUN!!
Several weeks ago our mixed media art group that meets each Monday at the Chatham County Senior Center in Pittsboro was asked to paint a mural on one wall of the fitness room. None of us had ever done anything of that sort, but we decided to give it a try. With the help of Shannon Bueker, a local artist that visits our group with demos from time to time, we did it this past Monday.
Alan who works at the Senior Center prepared the wall with three colors of paint.
Last Friday, Shannon, Carol and I went down and drew some outlines on the wall with chalk, then on Monday we had 5 of our group do the painting. Below are some photos taken during the session, showing all of us at work. We had it finished in about two hours. Hope you like it——and hope those who use the fitness room will enjoy viewing this cheery scene as they exercise. Thanks to Mary Ellen, Christine, “Z”, Carol and Shannon.
Thanks for stopping by today.
One of the highlights of my week is Monday afternoon when my daughter, Carol, and I attend a mixed media painting group at the Pittsboro Senior Center. This is a “mixed” group, from all walks of life who enjoy sharing with each other our various works of art. At the beginning of each session, we have a “show and tell” where we share the projects we are working on, or have completed the previous week. It is nice to get the critiques from all the members of the group. The medium for the majority of the group is watercolor, but some do graphite drawings, pastel chalk drawings, pen and ink, acrylic, etc. For the next two weeks, we will have one of our local artists come and demonstrate different painting methods. Her name is Shannon Bueker, and she is well-known in the area for both watercolor and acrylic paintings. If you would like to see some of her work, click on Not Now Kato on the right under blogs I follow. It will take you to her blog and website. Here are a few photos taken last Monday.
The picture at the beginning of the post is of Christine de Graffenriedt, Carol Newnam and “Z” Hazel Le Blanc. Sorry, Several of our “regulars” were absent from the photos. Will try to get a photo of Shannon on Monday. Thanks for coming by.