Thursday, January 17, 2013

Our Artists are Out & About

Gretha Lindwood's People's Choice Award-winning pastel painting from 2012 is featured on the 2013 Carmel Art Festival promotional poster. Not only did this piece win the People's Choice Award last year, but it also took 1st Place in Pastel. The Carmel Art Festival is one of the top plein air events in the country and we salute Gretha for achieving this recognition. Posters are availale for sale through the Carmel Art Association.

Kris Paul is enrolled in a Sodafire Ceramic Workshop offered by Lorna Meaden of Durango, Colorado. The workshop will be held at Mt. Hood Community College the first part of February. The sodafire process actually injects soda bicarbonate into the kiln during the firing process to brighten glazing and add texture to the piece at the same time. Look for evidence of this process in Kris' ceramic offerings in the near future.

Steve Kekule is the newest member of the "Waterworks" critique group which meets monthly to discuss each others' latest works in progress. Steve joins Art On Broadway members Sue Jensen and Donna Sanson, along with 10 other local watermedia artists who make up the Waterworks group.

Steve brought his painting "Into Air" to the critique to get feedback on the addition of the moon to the composition. He added the moon recently after letting the painting sit for a period of time. Below are the before and after versions of this striking painting.

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