Wednesday, May 2, 2007

Wednesday, May 2, 2007 - GCWS

The Greater Cincinnati Watercolor Society met today. Winsor/Newton had a rep there to give out goodies and everyone went home with something from brushes and the new pan paints and the anniversary tube Smalt (Dupont's Blue) to tee shirts and mugs and travel kits. All of these goodies were donated by Bill Powell at Wilson's Art in Cincinnati.

After the meeting, Deb Ward gave a demo/lesson on "How to Make Ugly Things Pretty with Paint," which she does so well (she paints old trains, rusted trucks, etc.). Today we did a rusted old Chevy truck. Mine wasn't finished, by any means, in the 2 hour period, but here's what I had to bring home and finish:

Deb's work often reminds me of the quote by Degas:

"Art is not what you see, but what you make others see."

Taking some nice granulating/sedimentary colors, she attained the rusted look in her truck. I still have a ways to go but I do like the granulating colors of Lunar Red Rock and Lunar Earth and a touch of Tiger's Eye Genuine.

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