BozART returns to The Women's Initiative for another exhibit October-December.
Enjoy works by Randy Baskerville, Terry Coffy, Matalie Deane, Julia Kindred, Carol Martin, Caroll Mallin and Madeleine Watkins.
A reception will be held on First Friday, November 3rd, 5:00-6:30 pm. at 1101 East High St, Charlottesville 22902...
Through October JMRL Northside Library hosts BozART. The works of Richard Bednar, Carol Barber, Randy Baskerville, Matalie Deane, Judith Ely, Frank Feigert, Anne Hopper, Brita Lineburger, Craig Lineburger, Carol Martin, Caroll Mallin, Kelly Oakes and Madeleine Watkins are in the main hallway, 507 Rio Rd. W. Cville, 22901
Starting with the most basic of cameras a child, I have been photographing for almost 70 years. The transition from film to digital started about 20 years ago and it has been rewarding.
What do I look for? Some of my photos come from travels, some from simply walking around town. These images vary from situation to situation. It might be the mood; it can be a strong graphic element or an odd or humorous juxtaposition; it may simply be strong colors, or their absence.
In short, like most photographers not on assignment, the real question is, “what interests me at the moment, and can an interesting picture be made from this?” I hope you find the images pleasing.
Julia Kindred, our featured artist, enjoys painting landscapes though plein air or from photographs. She always uses her imagination to add to the scene – altering a color, object or mood of the painting. Indoors, she begins with a white canvas referring to the photo for inspiration then focuses on the story the comes out as she paints, rarely returning to the photo. Outdoors (Plein Air), she sometimes tints the canvas to dull it’s brightness. Then she takes in the view to isolate an area that inspires her. The first layer is simply shapes then she adds color, line, texture to create details for the story in the painting to unfold. If she is unable to complete the work, she will take a photo and complete the painting in her studio.
September Artists of the Month - Julia Kindred and Frank Feigert.
We will have two artists this month. Julia will but up first and Frank will finish off the last two weeks. Double the artists...double the awesome art!!
The moment I put that first brush stroke to canvas, it captivates me. The interplay of oil paint, brush and canvas allows a give and take – like a dance. When I create, no matter what my intentions, I allow the brush and canvas to take me on a journey that is part real and part interpretation, and part fantasy.
I begin with an image – either painting plein air, from a photograph or from something that caught my eye. First shapes emerge to give structure to the painting. Then I decide if I want to render the painting as I see it – or make changes to improve the scene. I might warm the colors to change the mood of a painting or change a stormy day into a sunny day.
Attached are a couple of examples showing how I start a painting and the completed work.