Thursday, May 26, 2011

Dirty Palette Club Summer 2

On what ended up being is very hot and humid day in Philly the DPC got together for our second summer session at PAFA. It was our second pose with our model Jessica. Some members like Alina didn't come this week but Lexi joined in to keep the balance of the force. We have two more sessions with the model and then we'll see what's nest, maybe some landscapes or even a still life. the nice weather-even if a bit warm makes us want to take it on the road and paint some landscapes and embrace the sunny dyas after an incredibly rainy Spring.
Dave with his painting.
Will started a new painting this week and here is his block-in.
Lexi started out strong with a great block-in.
Joel always looks comfortable as he paints away.
Here is my second pass on the painting, i went in and repainted and repainted again and again all over trying to dig in deeper and match values better and not worry about the details until later. It's always great to paint with the group, sometimes we laugh so hard it's hard to not mess up your painting or see through the tears of laughter! It is so incredibly important to have a great support group of friends as an artist out there swinging for the fences every day.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

The DPC Summer Kick-off!

With the PAFA ASE a week past we decided as a group to keep things hot and the palettes flying by getting the group back for painting at least once a week as a group. We want to keep each other going and challenged too. So i booked a model for a few weeks to start the whole thing off and we'll be getting outside to do some landscapes as soon as this dreadful rainy spring weather get's better.
Here is William's start.
Joel's painting.
Dave is off to a strong start.
Joel talks with our model.
Alina's strong start.
Here is my painting after about 90 minutes or so. This week we'll all gather again and go at it---the summer is just beginning!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Annual Student Exhibition (ASE)

Hello Everyone,
In response to David's last post, I decided to add a few photos from this years ASE, held at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. I hope you enjoy, for it was a wonderful time for all of us. Please stop by the School if you are in town, the show will be up for quite some time.

This set of photos were taken the week before the show. Below you will see Mike, Joel, Dave and Jane, working to prepare there wall space.

This set of photos were taken during opening night. Below, are the DPC's members standing in front of their walls.

Jane Winter

Joel Shambe

Mike Manley

David Golas

If you have any questions about the shows location, or the duration of its hanging feel free to check out the schools web site.

Friday, May 13, 2011

DPC at the PAFA Graduation!

I snapped this pic tonight of the DPC crew at PAFA's ASE show after the graduation ceremony. Joel Shambe and I, David Golas, graduated today and all four of us: Joel, Jane Winter, Mike Manley and I exhibited at the Annual Student Exhibition. I am very glad to have shared this experience with my friends and I think we all have a lot to be proud of. More pics to come soon!