It's almost the new year and I'm thankful for amazing clients and students. Thank you for a wonderful 2013! Below are the latest updates to my show, demo, and class schedule - plus an artist's tip at the end!
Shows and Demos
THIS THURSDAY! Dec 19, 5-8pm Edmonds Artwalk, at ARTspot, 408 Main Street, Edmonds, WA. Come watch me paint a demo and get a discount for one night only on some of my newest pieces!
Ongoing: I have a couple of pieces at Artisan Framing and Gallery, 15111 Main St, Mill Creek, WA (in Mill Creek Town Center)
Ongoing: Starbucks, 4028 196th St SW, Lynnwood, WA
Cole Gallery: The Lively Still Life, Dec 2013: Come see the latest still life works in my collection at Cole Gallery, on now until the middle of January. There are some holiday themed pieces as well as many of my teacup series. 107 5th Ave S, Edmonds, WA. See the work available at http://www.colegallery.net/searchresults.php?artistId=1855&page=1&start=1
GOOD TO GREAT
Weekend Intensive: January 17, 18, & 19; 10:30am-4:30pm:$225. Acrylics (you can use oils if you'd prefer). The focus of this class is learning to to see color, light, and composition in a fresh way and applying this knowledge when critiquing your own work. Angela will show you how to see color critically, and how to effectively create values of each color whether working from life or a photograph. We’ll also dive in to the complexities of composition and how to use it to create a unique perspective and avoid common pitfalls. The last class will end with a critique of the work created in the workshop.The class is being offered through Cole Gallery and you can register at http://coleartstudio.com/good-to-great-weekend-workshop-with-angela-bandurka
INTRO TO WATER SOLUBLE OILS
6-Week Series, Feb 2, Feb 16, Mar 2, Mar 30 and Apr 13 (with a make-up date Apr 27) For the complete beginner to the intermediate artist - want to try painting in oils without the harsh fumes? These oils are a lot of fun, and they are especially great to take outdoors for plein-air painting! Each week we'll start a new painting. This class is being offered through ARTspot, you can register at https://artspot.squarespace.com/watersoluble-oils
Coming in February! Try-it classes include supplies and offer a mini version of a workshop. I'll be teaching a Valentine's Day painting in Acrylics, and on another day at the end of the month, I'll be teaching a watercolor session. All try-it classes are at Cole Gallery in Edmonds. Sign up information to come on Cole Gallery's classes page: http://coleartstudio.com/
Corks & Canvas Painting Parties
Register for any of these classes online at www.corksandcanvasevents.com
While I don't get too much advance notice of my working schedule, I'll try to post my Corks and Canvas class schedule on Facebook - like my page
Most of us buy a pre-primed canvas, and proceed to paint on it directly. This is fine, and won't be a problem most of the time - but adding texture to your canvas, or at the least re-priming your surface will make your painting look more complex and interesting. Try one of these suggestions:
Apply a thin, smooth layer of light molding paste with a large cake knife or palette knife; wait 24 hours for it to dry then prime it. Allow to dry completely before painting. (This is what I do to each canvas!)
Collage a piece of tissue paper, or decorative paper to the surface. Depending on how thin or thick the paper is, it may seal in with a bumpy texture (tissue paper) or a smooth surface (thick paper)
Use one of the fun acrylic mediums available! See what they can do on my blog post for ARTspot: https://artspot.squarespace.com/blog/2013/03/golden-mediums-are-bomb-baby.html
2014 is ramping up to be an exciting year! I have two books scheduled for release that will feature my work! Look for them at amazon.com and Barnes & Noble:
AcrylicWorks: Best of Acrylic; North Light Books. Scheduled for release in February 2014.
Painting in Acrylics: The Indispensable Guide, by Lorena Kloosterboer; Quarto Books. Scheduled for release late 2014.
I need to make room for new works, so I'm giving a crazy discount on these older pieces. Limited time only, get one of these 20x24-inch pieces for only $250 - these paintings will go quickly! Please email me to select a piece and see if it's available: ABandurkaART@gmail.com. Cash or credit.