Friday, December 6, 2013

NVA Winter/Holiday Show at the Walpole Public LIbrary

Our show is hung and will be on exhibit through the month of December. Stop in to get yourself in the holiday spirit and prepared for winter!

Monday, August 26, 2013

NVA exhibit at The Art Gallery at Patriot Place

The traveling exhibit for the NVA will be at The Art Gallery at Patriot Place for the last two weekends of August. Here is a peak at the show. What talent on these walls!

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

NVA founder Kim Morin Weineck's Vermont Plein Air Workshop

My August workshop in VT was a productive time. With so many things I could post, I figured I'd start with a painting. A friend and photographer, Rebecca Skinner, took these photos of me starting my piece. 

©2013 Kim Morin Weineck 
photo by Rebecca Skinner

©2013 Kim Morin Weineck 
photo by Rebecca Skinner

©2013 Kim Morin Weineck
photo by Rebecca Skinner

This day was oddly overcast and posed a challenge (in a good way) to capture the light effects on the landscape. Most of my VT work was small on-location studies which I can work into larger studio paintings in the future.

©2013 Kim Morin Weineck
original pastel, 7x5"

When I returned to my room at the Amee Farm Lodge I snapped this photo of the painting. Loved the greens. There's something about the Vermont air that makes me want to make art! 

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Foxboro Art Demonstrator Ann Gorbett, NVA

The January demonstrator for the Foxboro Art Association the Neponset Valley Artists' own palette knife painter Ann Gorbett

Ann Gorbett with some of her palette knife
paintings before the demonstration began
Ann gave the members an overview of her artistic experience which led her to paint exclusively in palette knife and then started painting. Someone in the audience commented that her painting process seemed similar to icing a cake since she only uses a knife. Ann responded that it was similar and that she had 'painted' a cake before copying a Van Gogh! 

Ann Gorbett at work with her image reflected
in our demonstration mirror above

A few comments of note from the demonstration:
-Ann uses a reddish underpainting, this way she doesn't have to 'cover all the holes'
-Mottled paint in a color mixture can make the painted area more interesting
-try to complete the painting in the fewest strokes
-'noodling' a painting can lose the freshness of saying more with less
-sometimes scraping a painting can result in amazing chance results

If you attended the demonstration, what was your takeaway? Please share in the comments!

Thanks, Ann, for a great demo.