Watercolor and Pastel Artists at CHAW
Continuing on with yesterday’s blog post featuring art by Ellen, Kay, and Tara, here are works from other Wednesday Studio members.
Vince’s art is often imaginative, even surreal. The work below depicts how aerosol sprays and coal burning contribute to environmental chaos.
For years we have seen Wan’s outstanding watercolor renderings of landscapes and flowers. Lately he has turned his hand to portraits, with wonderful results.
Besides creating art, Carolyn is writing an autobiography as part of a memoir group she is participating in. She selected a format that really works and makes it fun for all of us who are now following her life through the segments she sends out. She uses a photo or painting as a kind of anchor and writes about half a page of text describing an experience or a period of her life that represented by the image. She’s a real California girl, including being a hippie back in the day. We’re glad she finally moved–not that long ago–to DC.
Anne often paints places she has visited and experiences she has had. It’s a treat to follow her around the world as she portrays a church in Slovenia, Mt. Fitzroy in Patagonia, or hiking in the Cotswolds. From her I learned where Puglia is and what and where Turks and Caicos are. The two pastels below represent experiences she has treasured closer to home. And the lunch spot is near Easton where my hiking group had a reunion a year and a half ago.
This is the second Michigan lighthouse I’ve painted. The first one, the Ludington north lighthouse, was in a December blog post about the Student Show. I’m working on my third one now, but I think I’m not going to continue the lighthouse series after this one is done. I looked through a book I have about Michigan lighthouses and found out there are 116 of them. I hate leaving a job unfinished, but . . . .
Great art and excellent write-ups.