Scotia Village Artisans
I am part of a cooperative artists group called Scotia Village Artisans. We rent studio space on the fourth floor of 127 Mohawk Avenue, Scotia's main street. We come from varied backgrounds and interests that include fine art painting, drawing, photography and fine crafts. As a group we have a common passion for artistic endeavors. We look forward to participating in local village activities and becoming an integral part of our hometown.
Our first group event this year will be participation in Scotia's 12th Annual "Cruisin' On The Ave" Fathers Day Car Show on Sunday June 20th,1 - 5 pm, rain or shine. Stop by to meet us at the street level. For the event we will be located in the yellow building next door to the coffee shop. We will have some examples of our artwork to view and some prints and cards available for purchase. If you have some extra energy come upstairs for a studio tour .... it's worth the climb.
I posted my Duanesburg Barn painting yesterday because I thought it was done. The tree on the right was not interesting enough and contrast needed to be punched up so it was back to the drawing board or should I say easel. Interestingly, when you take a digital image of you artwork and reduce the size you get much the same effect as when you use a reducing glass to see the whole of your painting. Itís a lot easier to see errors that you may feel are there but canít spot immediately. Since I hadnít signed it I must have known it wasnít completed yet. I hate to put out work that I am not satisfied with.This is the final version (at least for now).Comment on or Share this Article →
working Duansburg barn
I have been working on this barn painting for the last week. I did a sketch last year but never a painting. This year I went by the same location again and took some reference photos. The tree in front of the barn is now gone and I am relying on previous sketches for guidance. This just reinforces how fleeting our landscapes have become. Nature and man change our landscapes at a dizzying pace. How important it is to capture these images before they are gone.Comment on or Share this Article →