Artist Round Table Bi-Monthly Zoom Session Follow-Up Newsletter (12-12-2021)

Greetings, you are receiving this newsletter because you are registered for our Artist Round Table Bi-Monthly Zoom Sessions. We will be sending a follow-up newsletter like this after each session to highlight the key points discussed during the roundtable. Holidays are here! All of us at the Ani Art Academies wish you a holiday filled with fun and laughter and very best wishes for a fabulous year to come.

A big congratulations to Jamie Lindholm! She has received a certificate of Artistic Merit from the Luxembourg Art Prize 2021. The Luxembourg Art Prize is an annual international artistic prize organized by the Pinacothèque, a private museum located in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. Every year the Prize aims to discover talents, amateur or professional, regardless of age and nationality.

Mark your calendars for the show that Debra Keirce organized with two other fellow artists Carrie Waller and Maria Bennett Hock. They are collectively known as WAM - Women.Artists.Masters. The show is titled The Big and Small of It: Women.Artists.Masters, and will be held at the historical The Mansion At Strathmore. Their representational paintings in this exhibition highlight the ways big and small work together. Keirce’s palm-sized oil miniatures (some so small they are hidden in boxes) are often created under magnification. Bennett Hock paints on large canvases that draw viewers in, being built from bold, loose strokes in oils. Walker masterfully splashes watercolors with intricate nuances of light. Together, the work by these three artists invites viewers to both lean in and step back for the experience. The show will open on January 20th, 2022.

One more show that Debra Keirce organized - The Story of the Carolina Shores in next on deck!. This show is hosted by Seaside Art Gallery, Nags Head, NC, and will be on display till December 31 st, 2021.

DATE UPDATE for Natalie’s exciting new collaboration. She is participating in an auction to raise support for rescue dogs in early December (date TBD). This collaboration is with Instagram celebrity Mork Skywalker, a dog who was rescued from the back of a meat truck headed to the slaughterhouse in China. He’s living his best life in California now. Mork is on a mission to share love and wonder. His rescue group, Road Dogs Rescue, saves and supports dogs, including many special needs puppies. The collaboration involves dogs making glitter paw prints on canvas paper, and then artists are asked to create a painting using the dog’s art as inspiration.
Above is the image of Mork Skywalker, and below is a pup by the name Mugshot, who helped make the glitter paw prints. Natali’s piece is titled In the Love Garden (Oil on canvas paper mounted to board, 9x12") will be auctioned off. The auction starts on December 18th, 5 p.m, and ends on December 23rd at 5 p.m.

Show Reminder!
Julie Beck is a part of the Annual Holiday show at Susan Powell Fine Art Gallery, Madison, CT. The show displays eighty oils and pastels works by twenty-six award-winning artists. On view will be numerous subjects, including still lifes, landscapes, seascapes, florals, and trompe l’oeil. The Annual Holiday Show runs through January 12th, 2022 - make sure to check it out!

One more exhibit to check out in regard to Julie Beck will be held at the historical St. Botolph Club, Boston, MA, and will be up until January 15th, 2022. The St. Botolph Club Foundation was established in 1967 to recognize and support artists (visual arts, music, literature) working in or associated with New England and is referred to as the Cultural Fund.

Book Recommendation. (For those interested in learning about the 7 Basic Drapery Folds mentioned this past session.)
George Bridgeman - A Complete Guide to Drawing from Life.
Bridgman’s classic, essential guide–with more than 1,000 drawings and 22 expert lessons on mastering the human figure from every angle.

Alexandra Smith brought up the challenges that face artists when attempting to insert a subject into an environment. Here is a list of some of the modeling software that was mentioned as a resource in regards to this effort:
Daz 3D
A big thank you to Alexandra for mentioning that tutorials for such software can be found on educational platforms like Proko and Schoolism.

Another resource recommended is Carl Dobsky’s Perspective Workshop: Narrative Compositions

Several artists that were mentioned that have had great success with the “believable” marriage of subjects with environments include:
Bo Bartlett
Carl Dobsky
Adam Miller
Noah Buchanan

After Thomas’ mention of using paintings for obituaries, Anthony thought of how portrait “sketches” can be used to track criminals (or rather, the hilarious attempts that are made in this regard.). For hilarious examples, please follow the LINK.