Monday, May 2, 2016

SW WindowWatercol

Demonstration of various watercolor techniques
Including: wash, wet on wet, salt, under-painting, dry brush,
scrubbing, color lifting, spritzing, & scraping.
Watercolor 9" x 12"
Artist: Jeanie Schlump

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Danny S

WC sketch 13" x 17"
Artist: Jeanie Schlump

This month's live model came
with dark glasses an a "do-rag".
No preliminary sketch was done, the
watercolor was just added from top to
bottom as it ran down the page.


WC 17" x 13"
Artist:  Jeanie Schlump
In this watercolor demo the class first
painted an under-painting of (cream) followed by
an under-painting of earth tones. 
When dry a flat brush was used to paint in
the brick shapes, followed by a textures 
imprinted with a small trimmed sponge.

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Wild Roses

I am still studying the loose effects of
watercolor. This is my version of
an example I saw online.
Artost: Jeanie Schlump
WC 9" x 12"

Friday, April 1, 2016

Olives in Jar

Tried this Chapman exercise in watercolor.
This would have been a much easier challenge
 in acrylic or pastels.
Artist: Jeanie Schlump
WC 5.5" x 8.5"

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

LAG program: Frida Kahlo 4/2/16 10-12, LCCC

Frida Kahlo's work is renowned internationally
as emblematic of Mexiacn national
and indigenous traditions, and by feminists
for its depiction of the female experience
and form. Frida Created at least
140 paintings, of which 55 are self portraits.
"I never painted dreams. I painted my own reality."

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Roger S

Watercolor sketch from photo
Today Jeanie Schlump tried to paint
from an old photo of Roger.
This painting went through a series of transitions.
Now it is starting to resemble the man.
Watercolor, 9" x 12"

Friday, March 25, 2016

This is a watercolor demo
done for the Senior class at the
Eppson Center.
Based on a YouTube video, thought this would get
everyone's creative "juices" flowing.
Jeanie Schlump
watercolor, 5" x 8"

(Click on image to enlarge)

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Grey is never just Black & White!

A common mistake made by amateur painters is
mixing black and white to make grey. 
I painted this as an example when I taught 
Beginning Painting just to show how
COLORFUL greys can be.
This has an under painting wash of colors
topped by dry-brush applications of texture.
(click on image to enlarge)
Jeanie Schlump
Acrylic on canvas, 20" x 26" SOLD

Watercolor sketch

This week's model was Denise, who posed as
a flamenco guitarist. She sang and
played as we sketched.
Watercolor on paper, approx  9"x 9"
Artist: Jeanie Schlump

Friday, March 18, 2016


Watercolor 9" x 12"
Artist: Jeanie Schlump

Wednesday, March 16, 2016


WC 5" x 8"
This little watercolor was done in about 5
minutes following a YouTube video.
Jeanie Schlump

Sunday, March 6, 2016

March Meeting: Georgia O'Keeffe

LAG member, Sally Dieterich
provided us with this wonderful
video of Georgia O'Keeffe
featuring personal interviews of the
artist and her own assessment of
her work. Thank you, Sally!

George Roberts' final Kabuki

Model as Kabuki
watercolor & gouache, 6"x8"
Artist: George Roberts

Pencil drawing, 9"x11" on paper
George Roberts

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Kabuki Gesture Sketch in Pencil

Artist: George Roberts
pencil on paper, 6"x 8"
George Roberts is the Laramie Art Guild's 

most recent member.

Model as Kabuki, Denise 2

Artist: Anthony Guzzo
Pastel on paper
LAG's model for February dressed
up as a kabuki dancer.
The 3rd Saturday of each month
the LAG provides a live model
free of charge to guild members
and $5 per session for non-members.

Denise #1

LAG President, Anthony Guzzo
shared his sketch of
"Denise", who modeled for the
guild in January. This drawing is an

amazingly good likeness!
Artist: Anthony Guzzo
conte on paper

Monday, February 29, 2016

Coming HomePregnant female cows were called down from

Pregnant cows were called down from upper acreage
to their wintering area. I was so surprised
that these ladies came down when hearing only
the rancher's voice.
30"x40" acrylic on canvas
Jeanie Schlump 

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Model as Kabuki

Today our model. Denise, came dressed as a kabuki dancer.
This was Jeanie Schlump's acrylic rendering
in the 2 hour session. 

Jeanie worked more on the figure in her studio
to develop the kabuki. At this stage the hair is unfinished.

It is a shame, but I forgot to document this
painting before I framed it. So, as a result,
the image is distorted and glares are
present on the surface of the glass
which is also making the color off. 

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Watercolor Experimentation

Jeanie Schlump has been teaching a few watercolor classes 
at our local Senior Center. 
Each week the painters try a new technique.
Here are a few demonstrative floral examples
(click on images to enlarge)

Saturday, February 6, 2016

February LAG Meeting

Members of the LAG viewed a Wyoming PBS movie,
Drawn to Yellowstone, a film about the impact of Thomas Moran's
art & the photographs of William H Jackson on
the persuasion of Congress to set aside Yellowstone and
designate it as the first national park in 1872.

Three members, Jeanie Schlump, Susan Tupper,
and Sandra Guzzo brought in 6 current art projects to show the LAG.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Western Spirit Show Cheyenne Wyoming

LAG member Ginnie Madsen's linoleum cut print
was chosen as the cover for the invitations to the
upcoming Western Spirit Art Show
and Sale.

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Mad Scientist


                                           Kim Babbitt produced a fine
                                                pencil drawing of our
                                                disheveled model in about
                                                                1.5 hours.

Jeanie Schlump tried the fully
colored version in watercolor.
The only part that worked
was the eye area.

Monday, October 26, 2015

Live Model Sketch

Portrait Study
Pastel, 9" x 12" on Canson paper
Artist:  Jeanie Schlump
Although this isn't a successful rendering of the model,
it is important to practice studies like
this as often as possible. Not every creation
is frame-able.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

LAG studies with Alain Picard video

Jeanie Schlump and Joanne Ramsey attended the video
workshop by Alain Picard. He demonstrated how to set up
a display, light the still life, look for a strong composition,
and work using color masses both within and
outside the objects.
This is the drawing created by Jeanie Schlump
from the workshop.

Next month we will have a video on portraits.

Monday, June 8, 2015

Pastel Portraits

LAG member Jamie Egolf shared an image
of her pastel portrait in progress.

Sunday, June 7, 2015

LAG Members Draw Still Life

LAG members Jeanie Schlump, Erika Zeigler, Joanne Ramsey, 
Tony & Sandra Guzzo, Lenore Diem, & Sally Diederich
opted to draw a still life during the LAG's monthly
Pictured from bottom to top are: Sandra Guzzo,
Lenore Diem, Sally Dieterich, and Tony Guzzo.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Dick Blick Catalog Ad

Dick Blick Art Materials will be using 
a few of my images in an upcoming catalog. 
Here is the preliminary mock-up.
My name and web address 
will be added to the credits.
Artist: Jeanie Schlump

Friday, March 20, 2015

LAG Sponsors Mike Beeman pastel workshop

Mike Beeman demonstrated his method of developing the still life
by working with the mass of items rather than outlines
to develop the objects.

Objects are rendered both internally with value and color steps as well 
as externally to carve the shapes from the outside in
and to allow the figures and ground to merge together. 

People in attendance came as far as Louisville, Colorado, 
Harmony, Cheyenne, Rock River & Laramie, WY.

Mike's skill as both an artist and teacher were greatly
appreciated by all. Thank you, Mike!

Friday, March 6, 2015

Pastel Journal Top 100

LAG member Jeanie Schlump
received an Honorable Mention in Pastel Journal's
Top 100 International competition !

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Laramie Art Guild: Mike Beeman Pastel Presentation

Mike Beeman is fast becoming one of the better known pastel artists in America. He is a gracious man who generously shares his knowledge of the medium during his demonstrations and workshops. Mike will be giving a workshop hosted by the Laramie Art Guild in Laramie, Wyoming on 2/21/2015. Interested parties may call 307-399-5763 for details.

Mike Beeman Pastel Presentation

Mike Beeman demonstrates the painting of a chickadee
on UArt using alcohol
as a medium for rendering the under-painting.
The background & mass of the chickadee are loosely rendered.
Outlines are virtually non-existent allowing corrections
of shape and color to be established both within and outside the figure.
Specific details of the beak and eye are accentuated
and a greater value range established.
Mike paints with the pastel medium as he demonstrates
the rendering of a chickadee and a common sparrow.

Please note the transfer of colors both within & outside
the figure. Middle values were established first
and lighter and darker values added afterwards.
The sharing of these hues prevents
the bird from feeling like a "cut-out"
pasted onto the background.
The mere suggestion of feathers and legs allows for a more
expressive rendering. Pure whites are avoided and either
warm or cool whites are selected. This image was worked on a felt grey
Canson paper, which allows the artists to render in both lighter and darker
values as he developed the form.