Upcoming Artist Demos
Mother Lode Art Association presents a demonstration by an accomplished artist after every meeting. These events are free of charge to all. Meetings are at 1:00 p.m. in the Tuolumne County Library, 480 Greenley Road , in Sonora.
Monday, June 17: Artist and Art Photographer Alfredo Tofanelli
Learn how to to photograph your art! This skill is gaining in importance as digital submissions become the norm for art shows, including our own. Al worked in the digital game industry as an Art Director overseeing graphics and development. Since moving into fine arts, Al has taught painting for over 25 years and has shot artwork for professional artists for print and presentation. Al will explain how to shoot your own work, from using professional equipment all the way to using your IPhone. You may see more about Al on his Instagram account under Alfredo Tofanelli.
May, 2019: Clark G. Mitchell is an artist and teacher, well known for his landscape work which ranges from tightly rendered to looser and more abstract. He favors pastel for ease of handling, brilliance of color and portability. Clark Mitchell has been designated a Master Pastellist by the Pastel Society of America, among other honors. His demonstration drew a crowd and members were especially interested in his technique of pastel applied to the paper to define broad areas of color and then dissolved in brushed-on alcohol for a watercolor effect, as an underpainting for the finished pastel work. Clark Mitchell also had useful advice to share on selection of paper and pastels and handling and framing of the finished artwork.
April, 2019: Elizabeth Ingebretsen is a watercolorist and oil painter from Modesto and Carmel, CA. Liz loves to convey form with expressive color and with lost and found edges. Liz is a member of the California Art Club and shows with Venture Gallery in Monterey, CA. You can see more work on her Instagram Page, Elizabeth Ingebretsen. Liz chose a big, beautiful bunch of flowers to demonstrate her unconventional watercolor technique, in which dark or intense color is placed first to create a pleasing pattern.
March, 2019: Carolyn MacPherson resides in Washington State where she practices and teaches an amazing variety of art techniques. Caroline demonstrated an innovative technique which resembles encaustic, using Dorland cold wax mixed with oil paint and medium. The result is a colorful, quick drying mixture which can be textured or treated like paint, for lively, brilliant effects.
The colorful sketch to the left was completed during Carolyn's demo. Carolyn reports that this technique is a good way to use up your odds and ends of oil paint!