Title: “The Beauty of Pastels” Featured Artist, Joan Dreicer
May 4 - June 30, 2023
2710 Hebron Valley Road
Madison, VA 22727
Open Fri, Sat, Sun 12:00-5:00 p.m.
Reception: May 4, 2023
Come and meet the featured artist and other BozART members! Enjoy a glass of wine overlooking a breathtaking vineyard. Other artists selling their work outside include Juliette Swensen, Chris Rich and Julia Kindred.
Wine and Hors d’Oeuvres Provided
Come down to First Friday's and see Betty's new Water Garden show at the new Botanicals veggie restaurant on the Mall next to the Nook!
Working on my paintings during Covid was really no different than any other time for me as I am always in my studio and am on my own anyway. But around the first of June I wanted a change to move more into the abstract world of painting. I have since taken some very wise advice given by my critique leader to try working within a margin of white on paper and to create intuitively with my paint and materials. No judgment about the outcome. Here is one of my works. I see it as a story. You can give it your own story. I'm calling it "Entering Repentance".
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Come meet member artist Barbara Wachter at our 25th Anniversary Celebration this Fall!
My process is oil on linen or canvas. I purchase the substrate with 3 applications of gesso and I follow with 2 or 3 coats of oil gesso. The paint I use is Williamsburg oil or Charvin oil which has several colors that I prefer. I use a warm and a cool of each yellow, red, blue and also white , Payne’s, or purple. I like to paint small studies on location for the landscape paintings and then go to the studio to complete a larger painting. For still life , I use a set up and often use a black box with directional light to enhance the shadows. For figurative , I use the drawings that I do almost daily of people that I draw while I am waiting or just observing people in daily activities. Not of anyone particular , more the the figure in action. I feel painting is a journey , as is life, drawing on the intuitive spiritual gift that happens when immersed in this most grateful, appreciated gift.
-Come meet Andy and other Boz-artists on October 2nd at our 25th Anniversary Celebration at City Space on the Downtown Mall!!
Raven’s Roost, Blue Ridge Parkway, Virginia
Taken on 10/31/2018
F2.8, ISO 3200, 10 secs, 14 mm
I went up to Raven’s Roost on the Blue Ridge Parkway for sunset on Halloween hoping that the holiday would mean less of a crowd. There were a number of photographers there thinking the same thing, but they all left shortly after sunset after they all took the same picture from the same angle.
Once I had the place to myself, I set up my tripod and started shooting from other angles. The outline of the tree against the clouds was nice, but I wanted more. My sister had given me battery powered tea lights (inside joke) and I had thrown a few into my camera bag without much thought. An idea struck me and I took two and set them on the branches behind the tree. The wind blew them off almost instantly so I found 2 small Band-Aids in my bag and used them to secure the lights to the tree. The result was this photograph.
I decided to sign up for an online painting class with Kelli Folsom that brings it close to home. And I’m happily painting in my studio where I see no other souls. Easy to distance.
So, these are my first two efforts done over the course of just 4-6 hours over two or three days. Used to take me weeks to finish an oil painting. They are 11 x 14 on canvas.
The results are “student works” which I would love to have a conversation about with members in terms of exhibiting.