Saturday 31 December 2011

Composition in aquarelle, created with wet paint, brushes, sponges and plastic foil
by Cathie van der Stel

Saturday 24 December 2011

Merry Christmas to all of you!

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!

Monday 19 December 2011

Aquarelle Tuesdays 2 - 4.30pm - Marina Kulik

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...

Saturday 17 December 2011

Drawing class closes

The Hangar drawing group (incl. its teachers) will enjoy a well-earned break until 9 January!

Pim and I will let you know the details as soon as we resume J

In the meantime we wish you a very merry Christmas! 

Pim and Marina

Monday 12 December 2011

Aquarelle Tuesdays 2 - 4.30pm - Marina Kulik

Bye bye Bibbi!

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...
Christmas Rose by Brigitte Jansen

Grapes by Liz Douglas

Village by Lesley Bufton

Lowering the sails by Edith Alborni

Sisters by Agnes McLaughlin

St Tropez Regatta by Roly Bufton

Sunday 11 December 2011

Live Drawing - Monday mornings

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!

Friday 9 December 2011

An evening with Abstract Landscapes

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.

Barbara Gentsch 

Merete Frickmann

Marie (Lom) Butet

Sunday 4 December 2011

Bibbi Isaksson

Starting a new adventure...

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...
Bibbi's Lascaux

Those were the days

A story of trust and jealousy

Tomatoe girl

May the good times come

Bibbi wishes you all a great Christmas and very happy new year...

Older posts about Bibbi and her work can be found here:
and here: