The Wednesday Studio

  • DC’s Cosmos Club exhibits work by two Wednesday Studio artists
    Both Linda Norton and Anne Shields had work accepted this month by an art show for members of the Cosmos Club in Washington. Here’s Linda’s colorful rendering of a Virginia landscape: “Runion’s Creek,” pastel on sanded paper by Linda Norton, who says, “This creek runs below our mailbox in Broadway, Virginia. It can be practically dry, or a raging torrent, depending on the rainfall.” Anne told me her subject in the watercolor below is sea grapes in the Turks and Caicos Islands. I had to check on where the Turks and… ... Read More
    Published on Monday, September 26, 2016By wisemarian
  • Follow Fran, step by step, in creating an amazing portrait
    Fran creates a grid to use in changing the dimensions of the reference photo to her pastel paper. Fran Tomlinson recently finished a pastel portrait of her spouse, Joy, seated at the Knabe baby grand in their home. Joy is an accomplished pianist and loves that baby grand. Once Fran  got the idea of doing a “double portrait” that included both Joy and the piano, she spent a lot of time deciding on the composition—with or without metronome? with or without music on the stand? piano open or closed? Fran reports that ultimately… ... Read More
    Published on Tuesday, September 20, 2016By wisemarian
  • The Wednesday Studio Reconvenes
    School’s back! Yes, indeed, on Wednesday the members of the Wednesday Studio were all in the—guess what?—studio! Before we reconvened, I asked people to share their thoughts on their summer and their goals for the fall session: Anne Shields: How I spent my summer vacation—I only worked on my “dog” picture, so I didn’t produce much, but I did proceed more methodically than usual.  It’s bigger than most of my work, and I actually did watercolor sketches of each dog before I started the painting. So maybe I learned a little… ... Read More
    Published on Sunday, September 18, 2016By wisemarian
  • The Final Sketches from Summer Vacation
    When the Wednesday Studio class ended last spring, Ellen  Cornett challenged us to make art every day. Her exhortation worked, and many of us who would have ignored our pencils and brushes and pastels actually produced some art, such as these pieces from Vince, Lynne, Eileen, and Linda A. Vince Iannacchione: War fresco, Orvieto. Pencil Lynne Mallonee Schlimm: Doodles. Pencil. Linda Andreatta: Summer Bloom. Pastel. Eileen Leahy: Comfy Chair at Port City Java. Pencil. Eileen Leahy Port City Java Coffee Fixin’s. Pencil. The items above are the last of the works that people… ... Read More
    Published on Thursday, September 15, 2016By wisemarian
  • Draw-a-Bird post forgot Vince’s birds
    I was so blown away by Francis in this wonderful sketch that Vince sent me–I didn’t even notice the birds that Vince Iannacchione was sending me for Draw-a-Bird day! So, here are Vince’s birds, in a blog post all of their own. Vince Iannacchione: Francis with Birds. Pencil. With apologies to Vince, Marian Wiseman Watercolorist ... Read More
    Published on Thursday, September 15, 2016By wisemarian
  • Draw-a-Bird Day
    I recently learned that the 8th of every month is Draw-a-Bird day. I don’t know who designated it as such, but I thought “What a great idea!” and invited my fellow Wednesday Studio artists to, you guessed it, draw a bird on the 8th of the month. And to send their work to me to post on the blog. The result is that Ellen and Tara created lovely birds and sent them to me: Tara Hamilton: Bird in Surf. iPad. Ellen Cornett: Bird. Watercolor and ink.   Then I decided to sneak in two… ... Read More
    Published on Tuesday, September 13, 2016By wisemarian
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