The Wednesday Studio

  • American Watercolorists at the Philadelphia Museum of Art
    Last week I went to Philly to see the exhibit “American Watercolor in the Age of Homer and Sargent.” I learned that until the late 19th century, watercolors didn’t rate as a medium of serious artists. It pretty much sums it up to say that watercolors were thought to be a medium used predominately by women. But that all started to change in 1867, after the brand-new American Watercolor Society of America sponsored an exhibition in New York City. The first-of-its-kind show drew big crowds and big sales, and watercolor as a… ... Read More
    Published on Sunday, April 23, 2017By wisemarian
  • DAB-Day continues . . .
    This just in, from Anne Shields. I know for a fact that Anne emailed it to the correct address several times before April 8, the official Draw-a-Bird Day, but the email never went through. Technology temporarily won that battle, but it ultimately lost the war, and here is her fabulous bird. Anne Shields: DAB-Day Obligation. Watercolor ... Read More
    Published on Saturday, April 15, 2017By wisemarian
  • Draw-a-Bird Day for April
    We celebrate DAB-Day  every month on the 8th. But April 8 is the ANNUAL anniversary of DAB-Day, which began in 1946 (thanks to Eileen Leahy for tipping me off to that). Here are the great birds produced by members of the Wednesday Studio and friends. Enjoy! Lynne Mallonee Schlimm: Fancy Pheasant. Watercolor. Richard Slayton: Crows. Sharpies. Tara Hamilton: Painted Bird. Collage on paper. Vera Armstrong, age 6: Bluebird. Colored pencil. Tom Eichenberger: Worms for Lunch. Pencil and Sharpies. Linda Andreatta: Wood Duck. Pastel. Eileen Leahy: Double-Crested Cormorant. Pen and ink. Marian… ... Read More
    Published on Monday, April 10, 2017By wisemarian
  • This weekend only: Anne Shields at the Woman’s Club of Chevy Chase
    This just in! Anne has five works of art in the annual Art Show and Sale at the Woman’s Club of Chevy Chase. Here are four of them: Costa Rican Sunset, pastel. A Matter of Perspective, pastel. My Hiking Group, pastel. Ecuadorian Owl, pastel.   If you go to this darling house at 7931 Connecticut Avenue, Chevy Chase, MD, you can see Anne’s art along with works of 150 others. Bring your checkbook. Here are the hours: Friday, March 31: 2 to 5… ... Read More
    Published on Thursday, March 30, 2017By wisemarian
  • DC artist Pam Rogers is CHAW 2017 artist in residence
    Exotic isn’t quite the right word to describe art that Pam Rogers creates. Unique isn’t either. Unusual—nope. Extraordinary—nah. Those adjectives are certainly accurate descriptions, but none is really THE right word. I hope I can think of it before I hit “publish” at the end of this blog post. Pam is the 2017 artist in residence at CHAW— the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop. In her residency proposal she had said she would use “natural materials sourced from local plants.” She also wrote that she would create objects from “bound plants.” Huh? Now, I belong… ... Read More
    Published on Thursday, March 30, 2017By wisemarian
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