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Old 03-23-2008, 11:53 PM
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Hi Everyone,

Welcome to a new program for Spring. What better way to get in tune with your artistic side than to go paint or draw outside or bring something from the outside inside like flowers from the garden to draw or paint. For this program it's ok if you can't or don't want to go outside, you can use a photo reference. But, if you can, try to do it from life. Take your time if you want, and don't worry, just come enjoy yourself and Spring forward with art.



Any Media is welcome.

Subjects:
  • Figure
  • Animal/Nature
  • Still life
  • Landscape
  • Seascape
  • Nocturne




So what represents Spring to you?

Is it the freshness of the season?
Bunny rabbits? Cherry Trees? Azalea or lilac bushes?
A walk in the park?

Do you have a ritual or festival you attend that you can draw or paint?


Please join us as we celebrate Spring with our art. This is a learning thread,
as a challenge if you like incorporate an American Impressionistic style to your work. The challenge piece is the Park Bench below by William Merritt Chase. There is also a link to explore what sets American Impression apart from other Impression styles. Also below is a link to the National Gallery Art for an Exhibit on American Impression and Realsim. There are other American Impression painters, if you wish, add your favorite and tell us about them.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Merritt_Chase

William Merritt Chase (November 1, 1849 – October 25, 1916)

William Merritt Chase: Modern American Landscapes


http://www.tfaoi.com/aa/1aa/1aa435.htm

http://www.ibiblio.org/wm/paint/auth/chase/

http://www.artcyclopedia.com/artists...m_merritt.html

Chase's many students included George Bellows, Georgia O'Keeffe, Rockwell Kent, Charles Sheeler, Dennis Miller Bunker, Lydia Field Emmet, Elizabeth Forbes, Edmund Greacen, Lilian Westcott Hale, Robert Onderdonk, Lawton Parker, Ethel Paxson, Irving Wiles, David Ericson, Blanche Lazzell, Louis Ritman, Leopold Seyffert, Frederic Grant and Charles Wrenn.



Characteristics of American Impressionism
  • Asymmetrical Balance
  • Use of Colored Shadows
  • Use of Pure Color
  • Broken Color or Broken Brushstrokes
  • Use of Impasto (or Thick Paint)
  • Subject Matter
  • High Horizontal Line
  • Photographic Influence
  • Influence of Japanese Prints
  • Painted "En Plein Air"


http://www.flogris.org/learning/foxc...ressionism.php


American Impressionism and Realism
The Margaret and Raymond Horowitz Collection
Exhibit: National Gallery of Art


http://www.nga.gov/exhibitions/horo_over.shtm


American Impressionism at Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_impressionism



Park Bench 1890

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...Bench_1890.jpg

more work by Chase

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Ca..._Merritt_Chase


I'm looking forward to a wonderful time sharing Spring your way with each of you


ps. keep a record of your colors and if you journal, maybe you will want to document your mood/weather/time of day/etc.
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Re: Project: Spring Fling 08'

A wonderful Spring programme Nickel. I am looking forward to reading up about American impressionism. I like that painting of the woman on the bench. I have lots of photos of park benches...or I could take my sketchbook to the park.

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Re: Project: Spring Fling 08'

great idea nickel!!!! think ill try an animal/nature picture....may do mine indoors its hot and buggy out tyree
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Old 03-24-2008, 06:41 PM
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Hi June, don't you just love that big, fat, wooden park bench?
I'm looking forward to what you find to do!

Hi Susan, I don't like the hot or bugs or alligators

You all remember when or if you go out, be safe first!

I'm planning a hawk and a rabbit, hopefully, not together.
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Here's a quick Spring sketch when I was out this afternoon - a rhododendron plant has buds for the blossoms already!



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Old 03-25-2008, 10:18 PM
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Hi EP, you did a great job with your rhododendron. Very Realistic!
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I like the rhododendron bud...very Spring!

It was a sunny day today so I took my sketchbook, dog, and biscuits for the ducks...to the local park. Here's a couple of quickies in my teeny book- about 4 by 6 ins, I think. Some bushes in the park garden and a view of some benches around the bandstand.

I wanted to do the squirrels...but ...they wouldn't come near the dog!!

Lovely way to spend a Sunday morning.

Having problems uploading pix....today. If no show, I'll try to post them later.
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Old 03-30-2008, 11:32 PM
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Well, it's only been about freezing here and wet, and gray, and oh not, not, not spring. ????? So I am waiting till a pretty day. Inside or out it's just not been the right time to paint or draw.

Maybe the issues with the uploader will be fixed soon.
It's just springs bugs.
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Trying again. My sketches are doodles really.
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I haven't figured out how to use my new photo programmes..so apologies for the poor quality of images.
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June, I really, really like the sketches! Both are wonderful ideas to see.
Thank you for sharing them. Here, it is still a gray day and rain.
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Re: Project: Spring Fling 08'

Hi Nickel, Susan, June & EP- We have a mirad of money plants - and violets too - but right now it is too cold to go out........

Ep - you got a good grip on the rododendron

June - doodle-de-do away, girl

Here is a cool paintbox I saw on artist magazine blog

http://www.instructables.com/id/Alto...atercolor-Box/
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We had snow this morning . I took the dog for a walk and snapped some photos. Here is a watercolour sketch from one of the photos I took...my yorkie dog in the Spring snow!!!

8 by 10 ins, watercolour.
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Spring watercolour- from one of my photos. 'Goose-step.' Two geese at my local park. Daffodils, so spring!
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Nickel - thank you
Azul - thank you
June - thank you. Lovely paintings. Your dog has a priceless expression. I found some daffodils here but it's been raining and raining and I have yet to figure out how to get a rain-free arrangement to sketch them. Maybe I should try it in watercolours


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