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The Shadows Begin

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Driving home the other day I asked my husband to stop by this old barn so I could take a photograph. I love the way the shadows change in late summer. Peaceful and cool. The sun trying to hang on to the life of summer! My class begins on Monday and it was time to get back to the easel again.


Pastel Painting… Beginner and intermediate Students will experience a nurturing community atmosphere in this class that will ignite artistic and personal growth whether you are a first time explorer or have had some experience. Students in this class will develop basic pastel painting techniques as we seek to discover our own style. We will explore color and composition, while refining our drawing skills.
Ages: Adults & mature teens When: 5 Mondays September 17 - October 15 2:00 - 5:00 pm Fee: $180
If you don't have materials and would like to use studio materials, the cost is $200.


Whispering Hope

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Soft as the voice of an angel
Breathing a lesson unheard
Hope with a gentle persuasion
Whispers a comforting word. Wait, 'till the darkness is over
Wait, 'till the tempest is done
Hope, for the sunshine tomorrow
After the darkness is gone.

Songwriters: Jimmy Carroll / A Hawthorne
I have always felt inspired when I see this little stand of trees. This morning the sun highlighted their hopefulness.

So good to be painting again.
Judy

Working My Way Back to You

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I have painted this spot many times and it never fails to  bring me pleasure. Shadows and atmospheric perspective have fun with color value, temperature and tint.

Good to get to the easel today after a busy day in the office!
Make room for your art making this fall...
Pastel Painting… beginner and intermediate In this class, participants will experience a nurturing community atmosphere that will ignite artistic and personal growth whether you are a first time explorer or have had some experience. Students in this class will develop basic pastel painting techniques as we seek to discover our own style. We will explore color and composition, while refining our drawing skills.
Ages: Adults & mature teens When: 5 Mondays September 17 - October 15 2:00 - 5:00 pm Fee: $180
If you don't have materials and would like to use studio materials, the cost is $200.

Here Comes the Sun

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Standing in the brilliant sun trying to paint this glowing barn was very memorable. I had a terrible time choosing colors, but I loved the way the barn seemed to glow. I was almost blinded by the light and couldn't quite get is right. The painting sat in the drawer I call "You've got one more chance!"

Today I took the painting out of its exile to give it another chance and get myself warmed up to painting after a two month lapse. It was fun to try to capture the memory of an iridescent spring afternoon.

I got my hands dirty and played with my pastels!
Judy

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My Pastel Painting class starts on September 17! Come and play!!!


Reconnecting with Your Creative Side

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It's been quite a while since I used the creative side of my brain to paint! You might know that I started a wonderful new job in July. My job is challenging both sides of my brain, but it feels like I've been away from the easel for too long.


Beginning to teach again will be good for me and for you, too, if you can join me! I'm just offering one class this time around, and it begins on September 17th in my studio.
Call me or email me to register! 802-989-7644
Judy
MONDAYS
Pastel Painting… beginner and intermediate
In this class, participants will experience a nurturing community atmosphere that will ignite artistic and personal growth whether you are a first time explorer or have had some experience. Students in this class will develop basic pastel painting techniques while discovering their own style. We will explore color and composition, while refining our drawing skills.
Ages:Adults & mature teens When: 5 Mondays September 17 - October 15 2:00 - 5:00 pm Fee: $180
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I Need Some Spring Tonic

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Last Saturday I did a painting demonstration at the Brandon Artists Guild in Brandon, Vermont in conjunction with our show "Art from Farm to Table". There were about 20 attendees and lots of good questions! Here are some of the progress photos as I played with my pastels...



Initial sketch in charcoal...
I then created a value under painting in charcoal...





I begin to add color...



I took a vote as to whether or not I should dull down the background and I began to do that.  And this is where I stopped the demonstration...


I worked on the painting for a few days and I think I am finished! Thank you to all who came and the staff at the Brandon Artists Guild!


What's the Message?

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My journey into the words of the song "Put on Your Travelin' Shoes" are nearing the end. I have felt inspired and sometimes frustrated as I created these paintings. Frustration comes with the territory, but inspiration is a joy when it touches your heart and soul.

There are two more paintings to be created in this series, but the message of the the four paintings that I have shared with you is pretty simple.



The message is hope. There is something ahead of us that is greater and more wonderful than we can imagine.

Judy
www.judyalbrightart.com