Monday, September 30, 2019

Alpine Groves this weekend

What:    Alpine Groves Plein Air
Where:  Route 13, Switzerland, FL (east side of St. Johns River)
When:   Saturday, October 5, 9 AM to 1 PM

Let's hope for good weather this Saturday! It's our first plein air event of the fall season at beautiful Alpine Groves Park.

Shaded walkways and hiking paths meander through the park.

Beautiful sun and skies if you are there at the right time.

A long fishing pier out over the river lets you look back at the beautiful shoreline.

An old homestead lends architectural interest for some.

Please come out and join us. Don't forget a picnic lunch for our communal meal and show-and-tell after our morning of painting.

Monday, September 9, 2019

Our new season - Kevin Arthur's Demo

(photo courtesy of Kathleen Trued)

Our new season kicked off with a great demo from Kevin Arthur.

(photo courtesy of Pat Mahoney)

We had a nice turnout and everyone certainly enjoyed seeing what Kevin had to offer.

(photo courtesy of Pat Mahoney) 

Our model for the demo was none other than our own President, Carron Wedlund.

 (photo courtesy of Kathleen Trued)

In the amount of time available Kevin did an amazing job.

(photo courtesy of Kathleen Trued)

I think we can all agree that it's a wonderful likeness - definitely one of Kevin's great talents.
We hope everyone there enjoyed seeing Kevin do a demo, and enjoyed catching up with everyone after our summer break.

We're headed into cooler weather now I hope, and let's keep our fingers crossed for our upcoming first plein air:

Saturday, October 5⋅9:00am – 12:00pm 
Alpine Groves Park, Route 13, Switzerland, FL 

Monday, September 2, 2019

FSCJ Member Show Oct. 8 - December 6

Greetings to all of our FCPS pastel painters! Janelle hopes you have had a productive summer of painting because our first show is almost here.

Attached is the Call for Entries for our Fall Show at FSCJ at the Deerwood Center in Baymeadows. Janelle know it is soon but we are so excited by the opportunity to exhibit in this gallery that she hopes you can help represent our society by entering one or hopefully two pieces.

There is a flat $10 fee for up to two works. This helps cover the cost of labels, refreshments at our opening, printing fees and a People’s Choice Award.

Please get your information to Janelle as soon as you have selected your pieces. Deadline for entry is September 27


Hello all,
It has come to Janelle's attention that a few clarification points will help those members entering our member show for the first time and to remind everyone.

No photos or digital images are required for this specific show. This is an opportunity for you to choose your own work to be exhibited. Work must be your own but does not have to have been completed within a specific time frame. Mixed media should be 80% pastel. Work may have been executed in the studio or on location.

Here is how to enter:

Email or text to the following information (Janelle will also bring a log sheet to our September 7 meeting if you prefer to give Janelle your entries at that time).

Your Name

The Title of your entry (you may enter up to 2 pieces)

Size of entry after framing (if it is not yet framed use an estimate)

Price of the painting or Not For Sale

Sunday, September 1, 2019

Looking Ahead - October

Coming up in October we have second workshop of the year with Donna Grasso, who has been a member of the FCPS and an award winner as well. She is a fabulous artist.

When :  Saturday, October 26, 2019, 9 AM to 4 PM
Where:  North Shores Community Center, 120 Meadow Ave., St. Augustine, FL

$75 for members and non-members.

9am - 11:30
Importance of Composition
Composition is how we see information. It influences the relationships we see between objects, perceptions of complexity, and affects our desire to engage with content. Learning composition as a visual designer will allow you to make information appear in ways that convey different meanings, or leave different impressions, like sophistication, affluence, cleverness, or strangeness.

How to organize balance out of a chaos of elements
Use design principles in making visual decisions

Drawing from life - exercises utilizing class participants as well as still life set up.

AM Materials should include
drawing media to include pencil, eraser, and any other drawing media of choice
Drawing pad or paper- minimum 16 x 20
Drawing board - surface to have to make the drawing surface angled for ease and drawing accuracy

1:00 - 4:00
Utilizing am class information using media of choice - to compose a work of art from still subject set up.

Media of choice for afternoon session