Are you aware that Freeport, IL has an active art scene? If you didn’t know before, you’re about to find out.
Welcome to the finale of the angelfish Paint and Pour fine art class that was held at Cannova’s on Sunday, August 16, 2015. Read part 1 if you missed it. In this part, I’ll show you more photos of the paintings as they progressed and also give you information about how to get involved with Freeport’s art scene whether you like to create it, view it, or both.
It all begins with transcribing an idea and making it a tangible plan that you can work with. Sketch your ideas lightly onto the canvas before painting. Charcoal pencil was used to draw the angelfish. You don’t need to know how to draw that well since you will go over the lines with acrylic paint. As class instructor Barry Treu put it, “White paint is your eraser.”
After the ocean background was filled in, the yellow under-painting of the angelfish was painted.
Freeport Art Museum’s Director of Education, Barry Treu, will have two landscape paintings inspired by the view along the Jane Addams trail for sale at the Momentum Art Guild booth during the 8th annual Art in the Park event held at Krape Park on Sunday, September 6, 2015 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.: http://www.artintheparkfreeport.com/
I plan on going to Art in the Park and taking lots of photos. If you see me there, feel free to introduce yourself. If you don’t make it, I’ll be sharing the event afterward here on Stephenson County Spotlight.
What’s really neat about the Paint and Pour class is that even though everyone’s painting the same thing, no two paintings are exactly alike. Everyone has their own unique “fingerprint” that shows up in the finished painting.
Barry invited the students’ suggestions for future subjects at the end of the angelfish project. What are your ideas?
If you’d like to have a good time, learn, and create something that would be a really cool gift or showpiece in your own home, visit the Paint and Pour website to find out how to register for classes. Do look at the gallery of past events. The paintings are amazing.
If you’re a creative person who’d like to network with local artists and get to know Northwest IL’s art scene from the inside out, Momentum Art Guild (MAG) would love for you to join: http://www.momentumartguild.org/
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