Tag Archives: watercolors

Senior Center Art Exhibit

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. IMG_0229_2 IMG_0229_2_3 IMG_0229_3_2 IMG_0238 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”). IMG_0229_3  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!!

Mixed Media Painting Group

IMG_0761One 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.

IMG_0759    Ruth Roys, our group moderator, works on a beautiful pastel watercolor.

IMG_0756  Mary Phyllis Horn is working on a pastel chalk drawing, a medium that she is very good at doing.

IMG_0760 Eleanor Jaison works on a watercolor.

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.

Sarah