Sunday, August 21, 2016

Molly's Turn: A Long Time Coming!

 Here are some photos of a day in the life of my class on Beginning Portraiture at Riley Street Art Supply, Please enjoy!

Here are the artists all working hard

And here are the artists ……hmmmmmm

Harry and Kathleen
Harry working hard on completing his portrait of his grandson
and Kathleen starting her first portrait of dog.

Annalise and Francis

Annalise with her beginning portrait of her sister dancing.
She leaves for college! Go Annalise, we will miss you!!

Here's Francis working on an illustation for her sister's children's book.

Josie and her beginning dog portrait #2

Kathleen and the beginning 

And finished!

She did such a great job!!

Shari plotting out her dog portrait

What a great beginning she has made.

I love the expression on this face.

Now if I were a great photographer this would be a wonderful photo!
I'm so sorry its blurry!!
I love teaching this class, it's wonderful to see people become confident in moving forward and seeing what the medium of acrylic will do for them. It's so exciting to see each person's own process and style.
I so appreciate Riley Street Art Supply's for their wonderful team of people and for creating such a great place to learn the art of painting.

If you live near by and would like to come join us please do!

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Our Box in the 18th Annual GRO Box Show

Here's our box. We'll have more shots from the exhibit up soon.

For more on the Box Show see the previous post.

Saturday, August 6, 2016

18th Annual Box Show

This year's annual Box Show began yesterday, August 5th.

The show is a fundraiser for Gallery Route One in Pt. Reyes Station.

The way it works is the gallery provides plain pine boxes to as many as 150 artists. You can pretty much do anything to it as long as elements of the original the box remains in the piece (In the past, people have taken them apart, burned them, shredded them and so on).

This year’s show is dedicated to the GRO’s late executive director, Betty Woolfolk who died last June.

Molly and I didn’t know about the dedication when we started our box but had already decided to create a piece in memory of Betty.

Here are the beginning stages:

Raw materials.

Molly painted a nice mini portrait of Betty.

I did some sketches (later to be transferred to balsa wood).

Eventually all the pieces are assembled...

The reception is tomorrow, Sunday August 7th, 3-5 pm at Gallery Route One, 11101 Highway One, in Pt. Reyes Station, California.

More about the gallery at:

More about the life of betty Woolfolk at: