Thursday, October 08, 2009

ACEO Landscape Painting, watercolor, Jan Blencowe

copyright 2009, Jan Blencowe, Connecticut, USA
ACEO 2.5 x 3.5 in. (trading card size) watercolor, landscape painting #1
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Other than making an appetizer to bring the the Friday night opening social event and packing the car I am finished preparing for the outdoor art festival this week end. (I think. Yes, I'm pretty certain. Yeah. )

I will probably have a light bulb moment tomorrow and realize I have totally forgotten something very important.)

Here's the info once again:

Autumn Art Trail
Clinton Landing
54 East Main Street
Clinton, CT
Sat-Sun. Oct. 10-11

Today I also finished my 4 painting commission project! That is drying and in a week or so will be ready for a light coat of re-touch varnish before being shipped out.

Next week on Wednesday Oct. 21st, I'll be doing a demo for the Manchester Art Association. I'll be using the above watercolor sketch as the basis for my demonstration. In an effort to have the best presentation possible I began drawing out my composition on canvas today, using thinned transparent red oxide.

People generally want to see me paint, not draw. I find the demo goes much smoother and gives me more time to demonstrate painting techniques when I come with a canvas that has the composition and drawing already worked out and in place. For one thing the painting is more likely to be a success than if I rush through composing and drawing during the presentation in order to get to the painting stage. So with that done, I'm now freed up to create handouts for the audience that explain what I'm doing and give helpful tips.

Once I have those handouts ready I'll share them here for you!


My demo painting will be 20x24, done with Chroma Interactive acrylics on linen


Suzanne McLean said...

Have a great time, Jan, at the Autumn Art Trail. Wish I lived close enough to come and see what's going on.

Jan Blencowe said...

Thanks Suzanne!