Spring 2015 / by Angela Bandurka

"A Quiet Afternoon"

"A Quiet Afternoon"

Upcoming Events

  • This month: ANNIVERSARY SHOW Cole Gallery, 107 Fifth Ave S, Edmonds WA
  • March 18-April 15 SUBLIME LIFE: The Figure in Narrative, Cole Gallery, 107 Fifth Ave S, Edmonds WA. I will have a number of paintings in this group show.



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

Click the image to see a time lapse video of "You Go First" being painted, from start to finish!

Good to Great: Learn to Self Critique Cole Gallery in Edmonds, WA. 3 day workshop, April 24, 25, & 26th (Friday evening, Sat/Sun daytime). 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. Learn more about this class and sign up online here.

Painting the Portrait with Acrylics Cole Gallery in Edmonds, WA; 2 day workshop, June 6 & 7.
Learn how to create an effective portrait and gain some valuable tools to help you work around the fast drying time of acrylic paint. Oil painters are welcome as well, just bring a fast dry medium and odorless mineral spirits. Learn more about this class and sign up online here.

Fume Free Oil Painting A Guilded Gallery in Stanwood, WA; 2 day workshop, July 18 & 19.
Learn how to paint with oils - fume free! You can use water soluble oils, or traditional oils with alternative solutions! Angela will take you through lessons, with a valuable take home summary at the end of the weekend for your personal use. Get more information about the class here.

Thursday Night Atelier with Angela Bandurka Each Thursday, Angela will mentor students of all levels, all mediums! Drop in for one class or sign up for all four in each session to get a discount. Get more information and sign up online here.

  • Drawing: March 5, 12, 19 and 26
  • Value & Depth: April 2, 16, 23, & 30 (no class April 9)
  • Color: May 7, 14, 21, and June 4

Artist's Tip

Texture! It can be tricky to incorporate, so which way to use it in your work? First rule of art is to PLAY and have fun with different styles and techniques - this is true whether you're a newbie or an experienced artist. 

You can add it with your support choice, as a process on the base layer, throughout the process, or during the final steps.

Palette knife artists use very thick layers of paint, which creates texture on its own. The work of Van Gogh included visual and tactile textures through the use of brush strokes and very thick paint. Other artists like a very smooth, even texture. It all plays in to your style and enjoyment of the painting process. Whatever support of style you choose, I recommend you apply gesso to your support (even if it's pre-gessoed by the manufacturer), and in some cases you may need to seal the support (like when you paint on a piece of driftwood from the beach - I use Golden Acrylics' medium: GAC 100).

Read more about texture and how to use it on my latest blog post,Texture: Tactile or Visual.