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Saturday, November 16, 2013

A.R.T. Scholarship :)

2013 Alpha Rho Tau Scholarship Awards

Our $1000.00 Alpha Rho Tau scholarship award winners for 2013 are Amy Jo Wheeler (Tulsa Community College) and Hannah Scarlett Cook (Rogers State University).  Congratulations and Best Wishes Amy and Hannah!!!

We are very grateful to Nancy Swindler for her matching gift, which made doubling our usual award possible.

Both recipients attended the reception at our Annual Member's Art Show November 7, 2013 at the Tulsa Community College Southeast Campus Art Gallery. Their award certificate, scholarship check and Alpha Rho Tau membership were presented by Scholarship Chair Janie Crean and President Vinicio Perez.

Friday, September 13, 2013


Here's the process of my lion. I'll post a picture of the finished piece later.

The quality of the picture sucks, I know. Sigh.

Friday, August 30, 2013

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

The Plan!

So my plan for this semester is that I want to paint subjects that interest me. I love dance, and I love to draw figures in motion, so I think that at least in one of my paintings I want to paint a ballet dancer....that is, when I get brave enough to attempt it. I also want to paint some of favorite animals, such as a tiger or a lion, and I want to paint portraits. I also might attempt a landscape at some point or another. I know I can already paint still lifes pretty well, so I want to stay away from those as much as possible and venture out into new areas.

Monday, August 26, 2013

First Official Day.....Just Peachy

22 August 2013
Alrighty, so since it was the first official day of class, Margee decided that we were all going to paint a peach. It was frustrating and exciting all at the same time. I have the same exact phone from last semester, so of course the photographs suck. I guess I need to start bringing a legit camera....

 The real peach....

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Why Hello There Again

First day back in class! Woop woop! Tina seems to be having trouble... Tee hee! :3 But I'm glad she's back with me! A huge welcome to our new peeps: Tianny, Brittany, and Chris.

Friday, April 5, 2013

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Still Life Process

17 January 2013

The beginning of a still life painting. To start off, place the canvas on the easel at eye level and Gesso the canvas....whatever that stuff is. The still-life, the canvas, and the paint must all be in front of you so that the body does not have to turn away. Lightly cover the whole canvas with mineral spirits and burnt sienna. By using a view finder, map out the still-life. Always step away from the painting every once in a while.

22 January 2013

Continue mapping out the painting. Use paintbrush to determine angles and spacing. Required elements that must be included in the painting: the books, glass, and stripes. It is okay to change the composition.

24 January 2013
Start blocking in color. To make black use the darkest red, the darkest blue, and the lightest yellow. In this case, alizarin crimson, ultramarine blue, and cadmium yellow. To neutralize colors, add the opposite color on the color wheel. Red - green, blue - orange, violet - yellow. Oh, and hold the brush in a funky way.

29 January 2013-19 February 2013

Continue adding color. Focus on one object at a time. Paint the shadows before the light, such as when painting the striped cloth. Add the light reflections and finish any details. Change anything that does not look right. Also, endlessly struggle with that dang box. 

Finished Piece: