Until 10 January the Aquarellistas won't come to the Hangar for their weekly 'Zen' Tuesday afternoon.
We had our last gathering on 20 December and it was cosy as always, and they gave me the most wonderful gift, a beautifully wrapped handmade Christmas card, with tiny delicate aquarelles on it, put together and made into a 'whole' by Sandra Seymour Dale... I was very touched and also very excited that I now actually have an original collection of some of the aquarellistas' work in my possession!!
'Small Guardian Angel' by Bibbi Isaksson
Ball & Tree by Edith Alborni
Xmas puppets by Cathie van der Stel
Christmas Rose by Brigitte Jansen
Wicked wish by Sandra Seymour-Dale
Small Christmas apple by Anna Karin Fast
Fun in the snow by Agnes McLaughlin
Snow Man by Liz Douglas
Christmas quartet by Lesley and Roly Bufton
Robin by Helene van der Kroft
I'll use my weeks-off to frame this wonderful gift!
Aquarellistas from high heels to barefoot - and more...
Liz Douglas' grapes, ready for eating - or drinking...
'On their way to George' by Agnes McLaughlin
Dreamy portrait of a girl by Edith Alborni
Fabulous slingback by Brigitte Jansen
Amazing painting of true fatigue. By Sandra Seymour-Dale
Feet need a cool down by Liz Douglas
Swans in a Swedish lake by Anna-Kartin Fast
Mean mean stiletto by Mieke van Papen
The start of a rhythmic, graphic picture of windows by Lesley Bufton. What you see here are the first washes. They have warm colours and the final result will therefore be warm, even if the windows and shadows will be shades of (cold) blue...
Roly Bufton tried his hands on a Provence landscape, and did a good job! Note how well the dark/light contrast works (esp. on the trees)... One more to go in 2011! and then on to a new artistic year...
The Aquarellista group has said goodbye to Britt-Marie Isaksson in style! We surprised her with a goody bag full of memories, from photo's to the tea & cookies we have, the cd's we play, the (Arche Torchon) paper we use etc etc...
We didn't spend an awful lot of time working, but despite that, goodlooking aquarelles saw the light. Unfortunately my cameralens was dirty, so the pics presented here are all a bit vague...
Mélisandre started with a couple of 1 minute poses
and then sat for us in the same pose the rest of the morning. With a setup like that, the participants can either draw from different angles, or the same pose a couple of times until it is perfect, or work on the same drawing and have time for details. Most did the same angle several times... Below the 'wall of fame'. Enjoy!
This monday evening, 10 artists participated in the abstract session. The topic at the moment is abstract landscapes. Pim has shown examples of artists such as Richard Diebenkorn and Nicolas de Stael and talked about their techniques.
While working on the abstracts the group continuously hears Pim say - "not too realistic" or "not too nice".
Irene at work
Marie Helen at work
Sylvia at work
Merete at work
Anne Marie at work
Karin at work
Some people work really fast - others continue the work at the Wednesday or Saturday acrylics class. Below are some of the finished (or nearly finished) works.
One of the very very talented aquarellistas of our Hangar group, Bibbi Isaksson, is a professional artist with an impressive and very original, creative oeuvre of painted tales and landscapes of fantasy. But she is leaving the South of France and moving back to her homeland Sweden. I am happy to know her - and sad that she leaves us! She is a great and very inspiring artist as well as a super nice person.
2x Bowl of cherries
Bibbi has promised to keep us posted on her new aquarelles when she is settled 'up North' so it isn't really goodbye, and we may even have a chance to visit her and let us be inspired by the beautiful landscapes of her country. But for the time being we'll have to make do with a little random show of her work...
Those were the days
A story of trust and jealousy
May the good times come
Bibbi wishes you all a great Christmas and very happy new year...