The Wednesday Studio

  • Iona reception was a blast
    Friday the 13th was not unlucky in the least. Iona hosted a Meet the Artists reception that pretty much had it all: food, wine, artists, guests, and art. People really enjoyed our chicken and rooster paintings, which were all on display in one room:   Proof of a great reception, visitors and artists mingled, laughed, chatted, and looked at art: Iona curator Patricia Dubroof gathered everyone to introduce the Wednesday Studio teacher, Ellen Cornett, who curated this show. Ellen then introduced each artist. Everyone got to hear about ... Read More
    Published on Sunday, October 15, 2017By wisemarian
  • What you can teach about watercolor in 30 minutes
    Iona Senior Services regularly hosts “Lunch and Learn” programs, where all are welcome to come for a free lunch and learn some art techniques from the artist in residence. These days, the “artist in residence” is the Wednesday Studio, and today’s topic was watercolor. Each Lunch and Learn attendee was given a drawing of a sunflower to paint. Ellen Cornett explained some basic watercolor techniques, while Lynne Mallonee Schlimm demonstrated. Wednesday Studio watercolorists spread out among the tables to answer questions and provide any guidance requested. ... Read More
    Published on Wednesday, October 11, 2017By wisemarian
  • Peggy Guggenheim Museum in Venice has wonderful 20th-century art
    From Anne Shields: Recently I had the good fortune to visit Venice with some friends after a 52-year hiatus. And it was just as wonderful as I remember it. Included in this trip was an afternoon at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, a museum of  her extensive collection of 20th-century art. In 1949 Peggy bought a half-finished palace right on the Grand Canal, where her own personal gondolier would pick her up every day to do her errands. The 18th-century palace remains unfinished at just one story.  But what a story! ... Read More
    Published on Tuesday, October 10, 2017By ennashields
  • Birds created for October Draw-a-Bird Day
    We’ve got pretty much the full range of birds here. The small: hummingbird The large: goose The preyerful: raptor The reborn: phoenix The royal: queen Here they are: Canadian Goose at the Tidal Basin by Anne Shields. Watercolor pencils, ink, and pencil. Queenie by Tara Hamilton. iPad. The Phoenix by Tom Eichenberger. Acrylic. Raptor by Ellen Cornett. Carbon pencil and charcoal. Ruby-Throated Hummingbird by Marian Wiseman. Watercolor. ... Read More
    Published on Monday, October 9, 2017By wisemarian
  • Four artists from Wednesday Studio in show at Gallery O
    Tara Hamilton, Vince Iannocchione, Eileen Leahy, and Martha Pope have work in a show that opened Friday night at Gallery O, a gallery on H Street in Washington DC, NE. The Capitol Hill Art League invited submissions of art inspired by one of these five American classics: My Favorite Things (you know–the whiskers on kittens one from Sound of Music) Body and Soul On the Road Again Night and Day As Time Goes By Hmmm. I just  realized I can’t even type the titles of those songs without singing them ... Read More
    Published on Sunday, October 8, 2017By wisemarian
  • Seven illustrated books available at Iona show; Meet the Artists reception is October 13
    As noted previously, the Wednesday Studio artists are featured as a group in the current show on display in the galleries at Iona Senior Services, 4125 Albemarle Street (Tenley Town Metro) in NW Washington. In addition to more than 100 watercolor and pastel paintings, seven books written and illustrated by Wednesday Studio artists are on display and available for purchase. Linda Norton has two books. One is Hiram Blake Camp, a 38-page pocket-sized book of drawings and paintings like these, depicting the family-style resort on the coast of Maine:     ... Read More
    Published on Saturday, October 7, 2017By wisemarian
  • But there are also the ravens!
    I just published the blog post about Ellen’s new show at the Rockville gallery Artists and Makers Studio 2, but I left out a piece in the show that is one of my favorites! So sorry! This piece is titled An Unkindness of Ravens. It turns out that “unkindness” is the term for a group of ravens, just as “herd” is a group of cows and “school” is a group of fish. Some animal groups have more than one option. Zebras, for instance, can be a herd (the most common term), ... Read More
    Published on Sunday, October 1, 2017By wisemarian
  • Ellen Cornett has new show at Rockville gallery
    Story Fragments is the title of Ellen’s show at Artists and Makers Studios 2, opening this Friday, October 6. Working in carbon pencil, Ellen has created what she calls “surreal tableaux” that refer to fairy tales, poems, and rhymes. For example, this drawing, titled Race Day, takes us right to the starting line in the Tortoise and the Hare fable. At least  I think these critters are at the starting line. What are those birds doing with the tortoise? Are they hectoring the rabbit? Where does Ellen come up with this ... Read More
    Published on Sunday, October 1, 2017By wisemarian
  • A Peachy Day at Iona Senior Center for Wednesday Studio Pastelists and Guests
    Wednesday Studio watercolorist Tara Hamilton contributed to this post. Peaches were plentiful at the Lunch and Learn Workshop led by seven Wednesday Studio pastelists at Iona Senior Center, host of the group’s current art exhibit.  But not in the way you’d think.  They appeared only after the pastelists and Iona’s guests had finished enjoying a box lunch together. Before the Lunch and Learn event, each pastelist did a drawing from this photo. The artists showed their work to the guests before they ... Read More
    Published on Friday, September 22, 2017By eileenings
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