Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Vivid Hollyhocks

Original watercolor, 11"x 15"
I belong to a group of weekly painters.
This was the challenge for this week.
Artist:  Jeanie Schlump


Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Textured Tanker

The layering of textures upon the surface of this tanker car
piqued my interest; fuel oil over letters, letters over rust,
rust peeling away to expose the underlying
structure, shadows casting over the entirety.
Pastel on sandpaper, 22"x28"
Artist:  Jeanie Schlump

Monday, March 17, 2014

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Quang Ho

Jeanie Schlump attended a pastel demo in Denver
by Quang Ho. The pastel was developed
very loosely over a period of 2 hours
as Quang Ho explained his process.

Black & white photo above as seen on computer screen
was used by Quang Ho for his demonstration. 

Using the broad side of pastel sticks, Quang Ho developed large
passages of dark and light values on a medium ground.
Colors were assessed randomly but still keeping the values
consistent with the picture. At this stage, the brown page
is the complementary color which is showing
through the various greens.

Quang started with a box of Terry Ludwig landscape greens,
then added complementary reds, still relying on the value shapes
as his reference.

Friday, March 7, 2014

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Laramie Art Guild hosts Chuck Egnaczak

                   Chuck Egnaczak from Works of Wyoming
presented the LAG with two sessions discussing 
The Business of Art.

Chuck gave the members of the LAG
pointers on self-promotion, approaching galleries, as well as
pros & cons of websites, blogs, and Facebook

Egnaczak's dynamic personality got all the members 

of our guild involved in his presentation and started us
thinking about our individual goals.

Chuck asked each member questions 
to make sure that everyone
interacted with him and other members of the guild.