Who would’ve thunk it? We got bored with nudes! So last Tuesday, we asked our model to keep his clothes on, and he was very happy to do so, being very new to the experience of modeling in the buff. We all had a really good time, and we all produced pieces that we are proud of. So I decided it was time for another sharing of my blog with my fellow artists.
Nancy Crowley works most often in charcoal, and most often will do the whole figure. We were surprised to see she was focusing so much on the head. I love the blocking of light and shadow in this one.
Jan Wittmer joined us very recently and has become a regular, but I can’t say I know what she usually does. I thought this was brilliant though. I learned later that this was her second take on this pose, which may account for the fact that it is not overworked.
Nancy Healy is a pastelist, and probably the one of us with the most experience being an artist. She always does masterful work. You can tell she is standing at her easel.
This is the photo that I took with my phone, so I am not giving my image any advantage over the others. Actually, it is at a disadvantage, being the only one in oils and therefore the only one with light bouncing off the globs of oil paint. Ah, well. You can tell I was sitting at my easel.
I had two event postcards to get out before this week, and got around to neither of them. Coming up on Friday of this week (September 20) is the reception at the Boston Arnold Arboretum, 125 Arborway, of the Jamaica Plain Open Studio exhibition of “Artists in the Arboretum”. The reception is in the Visitors Center and starts at 6 pm and ends at 8. I will be there, but cannot promise to stay until 8 unless the food and company is particularly good. The exhibit will continue through October 13, and you should confirm viewing times by calling 617-384-5209.
The second one is a “Call for Collectors and Art Enthusiasts”: Blackstone Valley Plein Air Competition. There will be a reception and an auction on Sunday, September 29 at 6 p.m. The judge for the competition (known as a “juror” in art parlance) is the well known Cape Ann artist, Charles Movalli. The competing artists are outstanding, and I guess I just feel grateful to be included. Bev Belanger, of East Colony Fine Art Gallery, is also participating. I should be scared to death, but I’m too old to get worked up over such things. I think. It would be awfully nice to see some familiar faces or names. The address for the reception and auction: Alternatives’ Whitin Mill, 50 Douglas Road, Whitinsville, Massachusetts.
Aline Lotter is currently exhibiting:
at the Hatfield Gallery and the East Colony Fine Art Gallery in Manchester (both are in Langer Place, 55 S. Commercial St., Manchester, NH); at the Bartlett Inn in Bartlett; at the Red Jacket Inn in North Conway; at Stella Blu, an American Tapas restaurant in Nashua; at the law offices of Mesmer and Deleault at 41 Brook St in Manchester; the East End Art Gallery in Riverhead, Long Island; at the Manchester office of Congresswoman Carol Shea Porter; at the Boston Arboretum Visitor Center, 25 Arborway, Boston; and at her studio by appointment.