Saturday, October 27, 2012

Young Audiences Brush Painting workshops

I represented Young Audiences of Woodruff Art Center to give a brush painting workshop at Drew Charter school in Atlanta. We had luxurious 75 minutes, but it still seem to be short.  Wonderful participation and great work.
This is at Cherokee Christian School after a Young Audience Brush Painting workshop, these middle school students are so enthusiastic and satisfied that they commanded a victory post.  

Chastain Week 7

I saw a new enthusiasm among the students wanting to try new things.  That's the life and the growth that make life exciting.  We venture, we gain some and loss some, but on the way we are revitalized.  How wonderful it is to be revitalized by the beauty within each of us, whether in appreciation, in discovery, in pursue or in attainment.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Chastain Week 6 From bud to bloom

To know a subject well you want to capture the various stages of its growth.  Composing elements through time adds another dimension of expression.  This is how artist can transcend time.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Chastain week 5

It is so interesting to converse with the elderly and get their  perspective in life.  The wise ones have the stages figured out. They understand what mental shifts will happen when.  This is what I call the richness of the soul.  insights like such comes from rich soul.  Brush painting is one of the tools to manifest rich souls.

That's why talking with great artists, not just artisans, are so satisfying.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

chastain week 4

This is a painting I did prior to the class arrival.  It's so wonderful to share my joy with the interested.  I will start putting on the picture of the week for silent auction.  This being the 1st one.  The highest bidder gets the painting. The auction will end before the next painting goes up on Tuesday. If you want the painting to be mounted on another rice paper for matting(a standard practice on rice paper) it will be $25.  Shipping and handling is $10.  

This was one of my students practice sheet.  He had 5 Chrysanthemum on the paper.  I helped him link some up and compose into a painting.  The rest 2 are left for him to struggle with.  This process will teach you to place the flowers in strategic places when you practice. I worked with the students individually on their subjects, including peony, landscape, hydreagea, chrysanthemum and daisies.

An introduction workshop is offered at The Art Place on 10/13/12 from 1:30 to 5pm.  You may register with TAP  I will love to get you started with this art form.