Warm greetings to you as we celebrate the Holidays and welcome a new year. I hope the past year has been filled with good paintings for you and that the new year will bring even more. My year was busy with: a major joint exhibition, talks and demo at our local university and 17 national juried exhibitions, earning 6 awards. A few of my recent paintings follow.
“Blue Suede” is a departure for me. These were my all time favorite dress shoes, representing many happy occasions. Sadly, I now only wear minimalist shoes, or go barefoot, which make my feet very happy, but I did love the look of those shoes. Painted on Fabriano Artistico paper.
“Racing Water” is painted on Strathmore Plate Illustration Board. It has been my favorite surface for many years. Notice the lovely textures and color. Compare this to the painting below on Bainbridge board. The Bainbridge surface allowed for a sharper and more saturated appearance and textures are more like those on Yupo.
“Converging Water” was painted on Bainbridge Plate Illustration Board. This was my first experience painting on this board and I love it. Lifting is easier than from Strathmore Plate Board and textures are easily made. The paint does not sink into the surface, making colors bright and glowing.
“Audacious Azalea” is painted on Waterford cold pressed 140lb. paper. This surface let me build darks in 2 to 3 layers and allowed a bit of lifting for highlights and smoothing edges. I painted around lights, rather than use masking. Colors were mingled in sections for control.
NEWS WINTER 2015 – 2016
I will be teaching a 5-day workshop next July 11 – 15th at the Peru Community Fellowship Center in Peru, NY just a few miles from my home in upstate New York. This is open to painters of all levels and will include demos of a variety of subjects and surfaces. There will be a welcome party at my home on Sunday evening, July 10th.
Photos from the 2013 Peru Workshop
This is a very large space with lots of natural and overhead lighting. There is a full kitchen and many other amenities for our comfort.
Click the link below for further information and access to the full prospectus: http://www.annpember.com/workshops/workshop-schedule/
NATIONAL JURIED EXHIBITIONS
CATHARINE LORILLARD WOLFE ART CLUB 119TH ANNUAL OPEN:
National Arts Club, NYC,
EDGAR A. WHITNEY MEMORIAL AWARD
WESTERN COLORADO WATERCOLOR SOCIETY 24TH ANNUAL ROCKIES WEST NATIONAL; Grand Junction, CO