Spring 2014 / by Angela Bandurka

Spring 2014 |  The Art Enthusiast

Spring has sprung, and with it comes a plethora of painting! I have been posting more regularly to my Facebook business page; with paintings of mine, interesting articles about art that I find on the web, and class information as it becomes available. Won't you please like me? http://www.facebook.com/ABandurkaART - http://www.facebook.com/abandurkaart

Shows and Demos

  • Sat. April 19th, 1-3pm: FREE Sennelier Pastel demonstration at Dick Blick, Capitol Hill in Seattle.
  • Weekend of September 22/21nd, 10-5pm: Edmonds Art Studio Tour, at the studio of Barbara Wyatt (amazing ceramics), 17627 Talbot Road Edmonds WA 98020
  • Throughout the year: Starbucks, 4028 196th St SW, Lynnwood, WA

Classes Workshops

Get all the latest class information for Angela's upcoming schedule on her website: www.angelabandurka.com - http://www.angelabandurka.com/classes/

  • Friday/Saturday, April 11 & 12, 10-4pm: Acrylic Painting Skills for the Beginner. $150. Angela will introduce you to the joys of painting with acrylics! This beginner class will show you the basics of using the tools, mixing color, loading the brush, and brush strokes that can help you work towards understanding this medium. Call Cole Gallery at 425-697-2787 or register on their website at http://coleartstudio.com/beginning-acrylic-with-angela-bandurka .
  • Four Thursdays, starting April 24th, 10:30-2:30pm: Painting Metal and Glass with Acrylics. $225. Angela will show you simple tricks to making a subject look shiny and translucent or transparent during this four week series. Each class we'll work with a different resource. Call Cole Gallery at 425-697-2787 or register on their website at http://coleartstudio.com/ - http://coleartstudio.com/beginning-acrylic-with-angela-bandurka - http://coleartstudio.com/painting-metal-and-glass-with-acrylics-by-angela-bandurka painting-metal-and-glass-with-acrylics-by-angela-bandurka
  • Saturday, June 8th, 1-3pm: Social Media for the Artist. $15. Working from her own process checklist, Angela will show you the basics and beyond for how to make social media work for you. No experience with social media is necessary. The class is being offered through ARTspot and you can call and register at 425-640-6408. A second date will also be offered on Sept 18th.
  • Sat/Sun, Aug 2nd & 3rd, 10-3pm: Plein Air Workshop: Seeing the Forest for the Trees. $125. Painting outdoors can be liberating and terrifying! Angela will help you figure it out and get past your fears in this weekend workshop. This class has not been posted yet on the Cole Gallery website at www.coleartstudio.com, but you can call and register at 425-697-2787.
  • Fri/Sat/Sun, Aug 8th-10th, 11-5pm: Good To Great. $225. Take your art to the next level! This is a skills building, self-critique workshop that will enable you to push through your plateau, if you're at one; or just get better at seeing what's not working so you can fix it. This class has not been posted yet on the Cole Gallery website at www.coleartstudio.com, but you can call and register at 425-697-2787.
  • Sat/Sun, Oct 4th-5th, 11-5pm: Painting the Portrait with Acrylics. $175. Learn how to use that fast drying time to your advantage, and create rich layers of color and value in painting portraits. This class has not been posted yet on the Cole Gallery website at www.coleartstudio.com, but you can call and register at 425-697-2787.
  • Corks & Canvas Painting Parties Register for any of these classes online at www.corksandcanvasevents.com. Class instructors are subject to change and our schedules vary so I can't send out an accurate schedule of the classes I'll be teaching, but you're always guaranteed a good time :) 

Old, Trusty, & Faithful

Artist's Tip

I don't know if this has ever happened to you, but sometimes I'll complete a painting and realized my composition is off a bit and I want to chop a couple of inches off one side. Well, that's exactly what I'll do then! This painting, "Old, Trusty, & Faithful" needed a little trim, so I went ahead and fixed it right up. Read the steps on how you can do this, and and improve the quality of your work by not allowing a little thing like bad composition get in your way! Click here to read this blog post. - http://www.angelabandurka.com/blog/2014/3/13/old-trusty-faithful

A Cowboy's Prayer: An old cowboy was riding his trusty horse followed by his faithful dog along an unfamiliar road. The man was enjoying the new scenery, when he suddenly remembered dying, and realized that the dog beside him had been dead for years, as had his horse. Confused, he wondered what was happening, and where the trail was leading them. After a while, they came to a high, white stone wall that looked like fine marble. At the top of a long hill, it was broken by a tall arch topped by a golden letter "H" that glowed in the sunlight. Standing before it, he saw a magnificent gate in the arch that looked like mother-of-pearl, and the street that led to the gate looked like gold. He rode toward the gate, and as he got closer, he saw a man at a desk to one side. Parched and tired out by his journey, he called out, 'Excuse me, where are we?' 'This is Heaven, sir,' the man answered. 'Wow! Would you happen to have some water?' the man asked. 'Of course, sir. Come right in, and I'll have some ice water brought right up.' As the gate began to open, the cowboy asked, 'Can I bring my partners, too?' 'I'm sorry, sir, but we don't accept pets.' The cowboy thought for a moment, then turned back to the road and continued riding, his dog trotting by his side. After another long ride, at the top of another hill, he came to a dirt road leading through a ranch gate that looked as if it had never been closed. As he approached the gate, he saw a man inside, leaning against a tree and reading a book. 'Excuse me,' he called to the man. 'Do you have any water?' 'Sure, there's a pump right over there. Help yourself.' 'How about my friends here?' the traveler gestured to the dog and his horse. 'Of course! They look thirsty, too,' said the man. The trio went through the gate, and sure enough, there was an old-fashioned hand pump with buckets beside it. The traveler filled a cup and the buckets with wonderfully cool water and took a long drink, as did his horse and dog. When they were full, he walked back to the man who was still standing by the tree. 'What do you call this place?' the traveler asked. 'This is Heaven,' he answered. 'That's confusing,' the traveler said. 'The man down the road said that was Heaven, too.' 'Oh, you mean the place with the glitzy, gold street and fake gates? That's hell.' 'Doesn't it make you angry when they use your name like that?' 'Not at all. Actually, we're happy they screen out the folks who would leave their best friends behind.' ~~author unknown~~ http://blog.chron.com/hoofbeats/2012/01/a-cowboys-prayer

Galleries

Cole Gallery, 107 5th Ave S, Edmonds, WA, www.colegallery.net - http://www.colegallery.net