Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Oak Point Arts Affair - December 15, 2015.

 
OAK POINT’s ‘ART AFFAIR’ was a success
 
Last evening, over (150) art enthusiasts joined the Oak Point Art Association and Hometown America for our first annual ‘Oak Point Art Affair’. The abundance of artistic talent here at Oak Point is beyond comparison and it is a credit to the Art Association to have been able to display dozens of magnificent pieces at this inaugural event.
 
We would like to thank all the artist involved as well as all of the homeowners who came out to enjoy this special evening. In particular we would like to acknowledge Allen Bradford, Dottie Weikel, and Bob Weikel for their tireless efforts in coordinating this display of beautiful works. And thank you Roy Campbell and Douglas Wauchope for the lovely music, you were the icing on the cake!
 
Finally, we would again like to thank the following artists (in alphabetical order) who shared their talents with us for this great showcase of art. You are all ‘Rock Stars’.
 
Allen Bradford                  Norma Brown                    John Crutchfield              Sue Dalton
Sheila Dilulis                     Nancy Emerson                 Warren Emerson             Joanne Fitzgerald
Marge Freeman               Greg Gale                           Jack Gill                               Gail Goldfarb
Janet Ilmonen                   Nancy Kelly                        John Murray                      Tom O’Connor
Mary Keefe Pacella        Mary Riley                          Gail Scorgie                        Linda Singer
Kate Usher                         Max Verga                          Cheryle Ward                    A. Douglas Wauchope
Bob Weikel                        Steve Williams
 
 
 
 
 






Wednesday, November 11, 2015

November Demonstration - Kris Occhino - Watercolor.

 
 
Our November 11 meeting featured Kristina Occhino, an award winning artist and teacher. Kris is a much sought after instructor in watercolor and acrylics. She teaches painting in her Treetop studio in Attleboro.She chose a watercolor landscape for her demonstration to the Association members, and some of our guests.  Kris used color, light and detailed rendering as she developed her painting. Her running commentary provided instruction and reasoning as her work progressed. It was very plain to see why she is a respected teacher in the area. We had the opportunity to use our new overhead mirror that enables everyone to have a better view and allows the artist to keep face to face contact with their audience.
Kris generously donated her finished demo painting for a meeting ending raffle. Sue Dalton was thrilled to be the lucky winner of the beautiful landscape 
 
 
 
 




Sunday, October 4, 2015

Plymouth Art Guild Juried Show.

Congratulations to Janet Ilmonen and John Crutchfield for having their entries accepted in the Plymouth Guild's annual juried show. The examination process for this prestigious exhibit is very critically followed by the show's acceptance committee. A relatively small number of the hundreds of submissions are selected for final review by the jurors. A very difficult and vitally important first step. Artists, including Janet and John, are always excited to learn that their work has made it to the final selection by the show's jurors.
We will attempt to obtain photos of their art for posting...Janet's two striking photos of Boston and John's acrylic marine painting were in the final judging.
Andrew Kusmin won Best Watercolor in the show...we are pleased to have Andrew as one of our guest artists in 2016

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

September Demonstration - Pastels - Shelly Eager

 
 
Our September meeting featured another remarkable artist...Shelly Eager...an award winning artist ....an informative teacher... a respected juror....and a very interesting presenter of her technique in the art of painting with pastels.
 
 
 
 
Shelly's love of antiques is a constant source of inspiration to her and she uses them very often in her work. This painting of a vintage ladies hat as seen in the window of an antique shop was chosen by Shelly for her demonstration to our group.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
This is a close-up shot of her work on the bricks in the window. Working from light to dark she quickly developed the shape, color and texture of the brickwork. We were able to see the way she brought this effect into the backdrop of her painting with quick, positive strokes of the pastel sticks.

Cheryle Ward showed one of her wall hangings that she created as part of our project with the quilting group. She painted a few birds for the center square and completed it with a very colorful quilted frame. This is one of many quilted/squares to be on sale at the October Craft Fair.
 


Steve Williams was thrilled to be the lucky winner of Shelly's demo art. She was kind enough to donate the painting for a meeting ending raffle.


Monday, June 29, 2015

Art and Coffee.

 
 
Hull Artists Open House - July 11-12
 
 
 
 
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Once again, we were given an opportunity to host one of the monthly Coffee and Donuts events, and, on June 27, we used the morning to present a wall-to-wall display of our art. Fourteen of our members brought in about seventy five pieces of art for the enjoyment and review of our neighbors. About 150 people were treated to this exhibit, and their comments were very complimentary of our efforts. These photos show several views of the art, including our new Art Association banner that was created by Greg Gale.
 
 
 





Bob Weikel stands next to several examples of his art. They give insight into his versatility as an artist. He continually challenges himself by selecting new mediums for his art as shown in these done in four different media.



John Crutchfield painted this marine which shows his realistic approach to his subjects. A careful study of his work reveals the detail that John establishes in his oil paintings





Friday, June 12, 2015

J. Marshall Dyke

Our June 10th meeting features Hull artist, John Marshall Dyke who gave us a very informative watercolor demo. About 30 members and a few guests followed every move as John took us through his presentation, with help from his friend, Marie.

The Boston Light was John's subject and he explained his process as the watercolor was created. He does little drawing of his planned art, instead he "draws " with his brush as he develops his painting.

John gave us a little extra demo as he created a separate piece. He quickly dashed off several,random, wet on wet washes of color that were later turned into a loose still life of a bouquet of flowers by adding some carefully placed brush strokes. Very effective technique.

Norma Brown was the lucky winner of the demonstration artwork that John donated for a raffle...and one of our members was able to buy the small painting of the flowers. All in all, it was a very full afternoon of art for art lovers.