Friday, May 23, 2008

Last day of art class party and critique

The art class, minus me, Sandy, Doris, and Diane.

Our teacher, Mary Tomaskevitch contemplates my painting

Beth

Carol

Diane

Esther

Karen

Kay

Mary critiques Margaret's collage

Nina
(See May 10 post to see the beginning of this. It started as
a pulverised charcoal and water technique.)

Sue

Barbara

Carol

Kay

Sue

Esther

Diane

Margaret

Karen

Beth

Nina



Skating rink extravaganza

This was in todays (June 1) L.A. Times. She really captured the experience.



We celebrated Nancy's birthday at the Moonlight Roller Rink Jubilee in Glendale, Ca. A wonderful extravaganza put on by Charles Phoenix who loves to celebrate life in the 50's-60's (See link to Charles Phoenix's site at right)



Charles Phoenix announcing the program.


Charles Phoenix inviting everyone to do the Hokey Pokey at the intermission. We declined.

A clever purse made from a watering can carried by one of the
audience members.

Old time skating stars.



All sailors skate



The organist or as introduced by Charles Phoenix, The most famous skating rink organist in the world.










Saturday, May 10, 2008

Art Class and birthday party for Diane

We tried an interesting new technique. Pulverize some charcoal until it's powder. We put charcoal sticks in plastic bags and then pounded them with a hammer. Poured some out on watercolor paper then poured or splashed some water on it. This then can be the basis of a painting.
This is what it looks like. This is Nina's. She sees a face and maybe a body.

Esther saw trees and hills- looks like the aftermath of the Fallbrook fire- This is the beginning of a neat painting.

Margaret added color to her charcoal--beautifully!


This is one of my charcoal blobs. What do you see in it?

I saw trees in my next blob, so started painting them. Mary said "where's the charcoal?" I had completely painted over it. She also saw several other problems. I'll keep working on it.
This also looks like the Fallbrook fire. I guess we just can't get it out of our minds.

Somehow I missed photographing Sue and Diane's paintings. Maybe they'll finish them and I'll photograph them next week.

BIRTHDAY PARTY FOR DIANE INTERUPTS ART CLASS- pleasantly!!!

Esther and Diane enjoy a laugh!


Margaret and Mary


Nina, Carol and Sue

Mary and Diane

Everybody did some "art" on the birthday card. I just noticed that mine said "Happy Birday ".


Sue made a beautiful birthday cake and brought coffee and neat cups for everyone to keep.

A wonderful time was had by all! What a great group!

Sunday, May 4, 2008

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