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SBPC Workshop with Joe DiGiulio

SBPC Workshop with Joe DiGiulio

Exploring Abstracts On Paper with Joe DiGiulio

Dive into free flowing Acrylic Abstraction in this one day workshop. Joe DiGiulio will give you key insights into the difference between painting Acrylics on paper and canvas. With a different absorption rate than canvas, you will learn to take advantage of the paper surface to create lifts, splatters, and bleeds that are just not the same on canvas. Experimentation in paint application will also be covered as well as interesting brush techniques. We will spend the morning on “Quick Speed Paintings” warm-ups on Paper and focus the afternoon on canvases.

Water and coffee will be provided (and maybe a chocolate or two). Bring your own lunch or partake lunch at some of Sanford’s finest eateries.

Saturday, September 9, 2017
9:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Lunch 12-1PM
Doors open at ArtStudio (4th Floor at 102 South Steele Street, Sanford, NC 27330) at 8:30 AM for setup.


There are two ways to participate.
Choose the one that is the best fit for you!

 

DEMO ONLY
Join Joe as he talks and demonstrates in the morning. No supplies needed!
Take notes, ask questions, fully participate and head out at lunch
with your invaluable advice and information.
9:30 AM – 12 PM – $30

 

FULL WORKSHOP
Stay for the day! All of the benefits of the morning session, but then
paint with Joe and get firsthand feedback throughout the afternoon.
Enjoy a full day of programming for half the price you would
normally pay at other locations! A supply list will be emailed to you
when you RSVP via email (cmchipman@gmail.com) and make payment.
9:30 AM – 4:30 PM – $125

 


To sign up for this workshop or for any questions you may contact Carolyn Chipman and she will relay payment info to you. A supplies list will be sent with your registration confirmation. The workshop is open to SBPC members and other artists in our community. No refunds will be given unless you find someone who will take your place, then a refund will be made.

“THERE ARE NO WRONG ANSWERS, ONLY TECHNIQUES!” – Joe DiGiulio

Autumn Plein Air Event

Autumn Plein Air Event

Autumn Plein Air Paint Out
September 30
8AM – 4PM

(rain date October 1st)
Hawkins House – 112 Hawkins Ave, Sanford, NC 27330

Painters of all ages and skill levels are invited to a Plein Air Paint Out in Downtown Sanford on Saturday, September 30th (rain date, October 1st). Bring your materials (as well as water, snacks, and lunch!) and check-in at Hawkins House (112 Hawkins Avenue, Sanford, NC 27330) anytime after 8AM. From there, you may set up anywhere Downtown to paint. Plenty of parking available in town or park at Hawkins House and walk to your destination. Food and restrooms are provided by Hawkins House Events.

SBPC Members pay only $10 to participate; non-members $15. Funds will be donated to the Sanford Brush & Palette Club. Participants agree to allow photos to be taken of themselves and their art for publicity purposes. We want to share this fun event with everyone! Register NOW by contacting Beth Bale at bethbale@windstream.net or (919) 323-6146.

SBPC Members: Remember, Plein Air art is going to be a new category in this year’s Sanford Brush & Palette Club 53rd Annual Art Show! To be eligible for this category, paintings must be created on canvases or papers that have been stamped on check-in. Painters may complete 1-2 pieces of art that will need to be validated back at the check-in area by 4PM.

Karen Rushatz Exhibit at ArtStudio in Sanford

Karen Rushatz Exhibit at ArtStudio in Sanford

Last night was the reception and opening for SBPC member Karen Rushatz’s solo exhibit at ArtStudio in Downtown Sanford. Thank you to the club members that attended!

If you haven’t been yet, please make sure to get over to the studio and see Karen’s work before it wraps up July 31st. There are over 80 pieces of original art – many of them new drawings, but you might recognize some of your favorite paintings from the past couple of years. It’s also another chance to look at the painting that won Best In Show in at the SBPC 50th Annual Art Show!

You can see Karen’s work on display and talk with her – or meet her for the first time! – at a few events at the ArtStudio this summer.:

June 23 – Open Studio with Karen Rushatz @ArtStudio – 5:30-7:30PM

June 24 – Open Studio with Karen Rushatz @ArtStudio – 2-4PM

June 28 – Karen will be a guest teacher at ArtStudio’s Art Smart Summer Art Class 3:30-5PM

July 20 – Interactive Drawing Demo with Karen Rushatz @ArtStudio – 6:30-8PM

May Meeting & Demo Photos

May Meeting & Demo Photos

Who couldn’t use a little exercise in creative flow as we move into summer? At our May 20th meeting, we were thrilled to have Jeanne Rhea lead us through a ‘flow’ painting demonstration. Members and guests watched and jotted down notes as Jeanne Rhea and her assistant and fellow artist Elena Gage went over the basics and intermediate steps to make combine science and art together with a dash of unpredictability. Tables were set up around the perimeter of the demo space and everyone had a chance to go with the flow on their own.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From the artist, a word about Going with the Flow or Accidental Painting provided before our demo:

“This technique is for beginners to professional. Everyone will be able to create a small painting. Every painting will be unique. I will demo techniques on creating cells, lace, agate, or dendritic effects. If time permits, webbing, marbling, and feathering will also be shown. I will cover the acrylic paints that work well, the mediums and other supplies made especially to enhance these effects in fluid painting. We will be pouring wet into wet and tilting, swiping, or shaking. No paintbrushes will be used. You will find that this is a great way to loosen up and to just enjoy painting. This technique can be an abstract painting, used as a background, or the techniques can be used in your own art style.”

 

March Meeting & Demo Photos

March Meeting & Demo Photos

At our March 18th meeting, we were thrilled to have Beth Bale lead us through a watercolor demonstration. Members watched attentively as Beth talked about the materials, tools, skills, and techniques. Then everyone found a table and painted their own vase of flowers.

 

2017 Spring Plein Air Event Photos

2017 Spring Plein Air Event Photos

It was a warm and lovely Saturday when members of the Sanford Brush & Palette Club and a few guests gathered at SBPC member Shirley Romero’s Art House and farm. Out in the ‘plein air’ our brave artists took on all of the challenges of working outside the studio and covered blank paper and canvases, capturing the magic of the setting and the day. Enjoy these photos and look for the new Plein Air category at this year’s 53rd Annual Art Show!

Thank you to Shirley Romero for hosting us at her wonderful farm and Art House. Thanks to Beth Bale, Jennifer Hogan, and Diana King for the photos.

Gael & Jennifer

Doug Rowe

Carol Rotter

Carol Rotter

 

 

 

Supply Suggestions for Plein Air Painting

Supply Suggestions for Plein Air Painting

Planning to participate in Saturday’s Spring Plein Air Paint-Out with us? Here are some ideas of things to bring along to make you are outstanding in your field:

  •  Watercolor paper or canvas. Bring more than you think you’ll need. Not every sheet will end up being a finished piece. This is especially new for those of us who are new to this kind of setting!
  • Artist tape. It adheres watercolor paper to a board or surface, leaves a crisp white border on a finished painting, and reduces shrinking after your painting has dried, all without ruining the edges of the paper. Not all tapes are created equally, so choose wisely! This is not an area where duct tape can fix everything.
  • Board to tape the watercolor paper down.
  • Easel. For any painter this is a handy item; optional but helpful!
  • Paint set. You don’t have to bring every color, but you do need to bring your own paints. In fact, bringing a limited palette and working with it no matter your subject matter could be a great exercise! Consider how you can provide more room to mix more colors, too! Difficult to do on-site, so plan ahead.
  • Brushes. Remember if you are painting in watercolor to bring brushes you only use for watercolor – don’t want to use your oil painting brushes! Same applies for acrylic and oil painters.
  • Water cups. A wise watercolorist recently suggested that you use two cups for painting – 1 for clean water, 1 for dirty water. Otherwise, you’re using dirty water to make new colors. Yikes! Any kind will do.
  • Water, for rinsing brushes, for wetting your brushes, plus more for you to drink!
  • Paper towels. If you tend to use a lot, bring a lot. Usually, a partial roll works just fine and this a great time to finish one off. Some artists prefer to use rags or old towels instead, and if you do that works wonderfully, too.
  • Pencil & eraser. Some artists prefer to jump right in, but if you are a sketch-then-paint kind of person, this is going to be a useful duo for you.
  • Seating. This could take a while and you want to be comfortable. A fold up chair, blanket, tripod stool, whatever works for you.
  • Sunscreen in a tube, hat, umbrella, whatever your favorite method of blocking the light from your eyes and keeping a burn at bay. The shade will move during the day and it’s going to be sunny and hot on Saturday!
  • Snacks, drinks, lunch. An insulated lunch bag can help here but is not necessary. Remember to stay hydrated! Pack an extra water or two. Think about snacks that will weather the heat well – crackers, granola bars, etc.
  • A well-charged phone and a pair of earbuds seem like a requirement for leaving the house these days. Consider the lack of wifi in the field, and if you plan to listen to online content, consider downloading your audio book or music list before you leave home. (Might want to keep your ringer low so you don’t distract others artists, though.)

Think about what you would need to have handy for (1) making the art you want to make, (2) an old school bring-your-own-lunch brown bag field trip, and (3) spending the day outside this time of year. Combine them all and you’ll be set!

Spring Plein Air Paint-Out

Spring Plein Air Paint-Out

Spring Plein Air Paint-Out
April 29th – 7AM – 4PM
(rain date May 13th)
1501 Cool Springs Rd, Sanford, NC 27330

Painters of all ages and skill levels are invited to a Plein Air Paint-Out in the country on Saturday, April 29th (rain date, May 13th). Bring your materials (as well as water, snacks, and lunch!) and check-in at Schoolhouse/Art House (1501 Cool Springs Rd, Sanford, NC 27330) between 7-9 AM. Look for SBPC signs! From there, you may set up anywhere on the farm. Plenty of parking. From the schoolhouse, there is a private road (a short walk) that leads to the farmhouse property and old barns. A restroom is available.

SBPC Members pay only $10 to participate; non-members $15. Funds will be donated to the Sanford Brush & Palette Club. Participants agree to allow photos to be taken of themselves and their art for publicity purposes. We want to share this fun event with everyone! Register NOW by contacting Beth Bale at bethbale@windstream.net or (919) 323-6146.

SBPC Members: Remember, Plein Air art is going to be a new category in this year’s Annual Art Show! We would love to see your work there. To be eligible for this category, paintings must be created by SBPC Members on canvases or papers that have been stamped on check-in. Painters may complete 1-2 pieces of art that will need to be validated back at the check-in area by 4 PM.