An Invitation to a Plein Air Festival

Artist Jane McDowell

U City in Bloom – Plein Air Art Festival Cancelled for 2020

Due to such unusual circumstances from the COVID outbreak, U City in Bloom believes that this year we do not want to cause people to be too close together.  Because of that the festival will not take place in 2020.  What we will have is a Virtual Art Competition, and you will be part of that.  We are asking artists to begin creating artworks any where in U. City and enter their work digitally to UCB. “Plein Air, meaning “in the open air,” is a form of art created outdoors.”  Plein Air artists will paint, outdoors, around University City’s historic Civic Plaza, or anywhere they would like in University City.  They will submit this to UCB to be judged by Plein Air art masters   We will put this on our web site. Then the works will be judged for some monetary prizes to be awarded Sunday October 4, 2020.  The fun part for you, the residents, is that you may also view the work, follow the artists on Instagram, and submit your vote for “People’s Choice.”

You have the opportunity to view their creations, on our website, vote for your favorite, and purchase original artwork of the iconic Delmar Loop and surrounding historic U. City neighborhoods.  And support the work of the artists who are very generous to UCB.

For more information, or to enter as an artist for the event: www.ucityinbloom.org, or contact Judyprange@outlook.com.

A Workshop Offered by Jean McMullen

Lewis and Clark Boat House and Nature Center

presents

“A Night in the Museum”

Portrait and Figure Drawing Class!

Rodney, our model
Join us for drawing/painting (your choice) at the Boat House, with Rodney, our live model, dressed in historical clothing. Each week there will be a new costume! Students will be able work independently on either the full figure or specific body parts such as, face, hands holding objects, or articles of clothing such as, boots. This class is recommended for intermediate or advanced students. Class will be under the direction of artist/teacher, Jean McMullen. Don’t miss this rare opportunity! This facility is elevator accessible. Parking right in front!!  

When: Tuesday, Sept. 8 – 29 (4 weeks)
Time: 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Where: Lewis and Clark Boat House and Nature Center
1050 S. Riverside Dr.
St. Charles, Mo.
Cost: $120 plus supplies  

*Masks and social distancing required!
** Class size will be limited.
***Each week you will be asked to contribute a small amount(your choice) to opening the Boat House for this opportunity.  

*Supply list will follow.    

Sign Up online at: www.maomgallery.com or call the gallery at 636-724-1260
Lewis and Clark Boat House and Nature Center

News from Rebecca Krutsinger

Rebecca Krutsinger’s painting In the Company of Friends has been juried into the Minnesota Northstar Watermedia Society’s 2020 National Juried Art Exhibition, by juror Nicole Watson, Director of the Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University, St. Paul. The exhibition will take place from October 2 to November 13 at the brand new library in Mahtomedi, MN.

Upcoming Zoom Workshops Offered by Janine Helton

PAINTING THE PORTRAIT IN WATERCOLORS

Days Like This by Janine Helton, watercolor, 14×20, NFS

Dates & Price

9/16/2020 – 9/18/2020
$300.00

Location

Zoom

Contact Info

Janine Helton
janine@janheltonartworks.com

More Details

In this three-day virtual workshop, you will discover my process for painting fresh watercolor portraits filled with color, personality, and feeling. You will receive daily group instruction, step-by-step demonstrations, and plenty of painting time with an emphasis on slowing down and enjoying the process. 
 
You will learn and practice important concepts such as choosing a subject, interpreting your photo, planning your composition, considering value and color, understanding edges, managing the ratio of water and pigment on your brush, and so much more! This small group format will provide ample time for one-on-one instruction. Private access to the demonstration video for six months following workshop is included in the price, as well as a follow-up critique.

This class will meet from 9 am to 3 pm each day (CENTRAL STANDARD TIME USA). 

Click here for workshop flyer and enrollment.

NEGATIVE PAINTING FOR WATERCOLORS, SIMPLIFIED

Dates & Price

11/5/2020 – 11/6/2020
$220.00

Location

Zoom

Contact Info

Janine Helton
janine@janheltonartworks.com

More Details

Two information-packed days will be customized to make this virtual learning experience a positive and productive one for you. To best prepare for online learning, please read VIRTUAL WATERCOLOR WORKSHOP FAQs.

If you’ve been painting for awhile and still have trouble grasping the concept of negative painting, this watercolor workshop is for you! You will not be painting flowers and leaves or any “thing”, instead you will learn to paint the space around the flowers and leaves, creating glowing blooms, foliage and layers of depth through multiple glazes. As you develop the skill of negative painting, you will practice seeing “shapes” instead of “things”, learn to save your whites and lights without using masking fluid, and be able to create a full range of values in your paintings without resulting in “muddy” darks.

DAY 1: Negative painting is a difficult concept to master in that it is contrary to the way we naturally see things. You will learn exactly what negative painting is (and why it’s a good skill to have) through explanations, examples, step-by-step demonstrations and practice.

DAY 2: The emphasis will be on skill development with more demonstrations and lots of painting practice with one-on-one guidance. Negative painting is a layered technique which requires drying time between glazes, so you may work on two or more paintings at once if desired. Paper will be provided (shipped) in advance for participants who register by October 22, 2020.

This class will meet from 9 am to 3:30 pm each day. CENTRAL TIME ZONE USA

Private access to the demonstration video for six months following workshop is included in the price, as well as a follow-up critique.

Click here for workshop flyer and enrollment.