Red-winged Blackbird, copyright 2018 Lindsay Sandbothe. Please click on the image for more at lindsaysandbothe.com.
Lindsay Sandbothe and her incredible paintings of birds return to The Morton Arboretum on the weekend of July 28 and 29, 2018. In a two-day workshop for intermediate to advanced artists, Lindsay, in her friendly and fun teaching style, will share her techniques for painting on wood in acrylic.
From The Morton Arboretum class listings –
Lindsay Sandbothe returns for a two-day, intermediate/advanced workshop. Explore intermediate techniques for painting on wood in acrylic, including staining, blocking, layering, and glazing while rendering detailed portraits of birds in their natural environment. Through demonstrations and time to work under the guidance of the instructor, students will create their own bird portraits.
To register or to read more about this workshop, please click on this link to The Morton Arboretum’s Learn and Experience page. All artists with some painting experience are invited to participate. There is no requirement to be a member of the Nature Artists’ Guild or The Morton Arboretum, but Arboretum members will receive a discounted fee. Registration ends soon!
Nature Artists’ Guild members Joe Rizzo, Marilyn Peretti and Catherine Stacy will be sharing their artistic talents on the evening of Thursday, August 2, 2018 from 7 until 9 pm at the Thornhill Education Center of The Morton Arboretum. Each of these three artists will give audience members the opportunity to learn the basics of a unique and fascinating art form.
Retreating Glacier, copyright Joe Rizzo.
Joe Rizzo will be giving attendees a chance to experiment with creating landscapes using his marbleizing technique.
Spring, At Last, copyright Catherine Stacy.
Catherine Stacy will be sharing her method for creating nature prints in ink.
Polar Vortex Landscape, copyright Marilyn Peretti.
Marilyn Peretti will be sharing her cold wax painting technique.
Visitors and guests are welcome to attend this program, which is sponsored by the Nature Artists’ Guild. There is no fee for attendance or parking, nor is there a gate fee to enter the Arboretum for this special event. Visitors can let the gate attendant at the Arboretum know they are there for the Nature Artists’ Guild program to be directed to Thornhill.
Who knew, when the Nature Artists’ Guild Summer Sketchbook Encounter began, that sketches would come from as near as the backyard garden and from as far away as Sweden? Florida also weighs in, as does Denmark (in the form of a troll at The Morton Arboretum). For this project, the subject matter is not strictly limited to nature. Participants are encouraged to continue to submit their sketch images and new ones will be posted soon.
Nature Artists’ Guild members participating in the Summer Encounter 2018 have been busily sketching four pages per week for a month. Some of each artist’s sketches, like Karen Johnson’s Spiderwort, will turn out to be wonderful pieces of art. Many will not. All, though, will contribute in important ways to the artist’s journey. As project coordinator Evelyn Grala says “The journey awakens the imagination”.
Spiderwort, copyright 2018, Karen A Johnson. Please click on the image to go to Karen’s Nature Art for more.
Art and nature lovers have been able to enjoy the Nature Artists’ Guild’s exhibit at Mayslake Hall of the Mayslake Peabody Estate in Oak Brook, IL since it opened on June 6, 2018. On the evening of Wednesday, June 27, 2018, from 6 to 8 pm, all are invited to attend a reception to meet and speak with some of the artists and enjoy some light refreshments. There is no charge to attend.
Please click on this link for additional information about the exhibit, which will be open through Friday, July 13, 2018. More than 25 nature artists have contributed to this lovely exhibition filling two rooms of the historical estate.
A sample of the artwork at the Nature Artists’ Guild 2018 Exhibit, Mayslake Peabody Estate.
Colorful Iris, copyright Linn Eldred. One of many pieces by artists participating in the 2018 Nature Artists’ Guild Exhibit at the Mayslake Peabody Estate.
All are invited to this free program featuring artist and scientist Julian Voss-Andreae on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 from 7 until 8:30 pm at The Morton Arboretum. Registration is required, so please click on the image to be directed to the Arboretum’s website.
Please click on the image for more information or to reach The Morton Arboretum’s registration page.
Rain, rain, go away, come again some other day. Just not on Tuesday, June 26, 2018, the new date for the Nature Artists’ Guild paint-out at Meadow Lake at The Morton Arboretum. The meeting spot is still Parking Lot 2 and the time is still 9 am until noon. Previous posts about the paint-out will be updated with the new date.