Friday, January 31, 2014

Pat Kaufman at Whole Foods Market

Watercolor artist Pat Kaufman is currently showing her art at Whole Foods Market café in Wellington. On Friday, February 7, there will be a reception in her honor at 6:30 p.m. To attend, please RSVP to 561-904-4000. Here's a sneak preview of some of her art.
"Sea Cottages III," watercolor, 30" x 38", $255.

Joanne Baker MacLeod Wins at the LWAL

WAS member Joanne Baker MacLeod recently won 2nd Place in the current Lake Worth Art League show for her oil painting "River Bend Path." Congratulations, Joanne!

Saturday, January 25, 2014

See Bobbin Salisbury at ArtFest on the Green

Artist Bobbin Salisbury will be showing her art at the Wellington Art Society's ArtFest on the Green this weekend. She has been a member of the WAS for many years, and serves on their Board of Directors. She is a wonderful artist, working mostly in watercolor.

Come on out to ArtFest on the Green

The Wellington Art Society's 8th Annual Fine Art and Fine Craft show, ArtFest on the Green, will be at the Wellington Amphitheater today and tomorrow. Beautiful weather, music on the stage, and almost 50 artists will make for an amazing weekend. I'd like to tell you about one of the artists who will be selling and showing her artwork, Deb LaFogg Docherty.


Monday, January 20, 2014

Artist Trading Cards -- Winter

Artists like to try new techniques. They always want to be creating. At the Wellington Art Society, I introduced the group to Artist Trading Cards. ATCs are a great way to try a new technique and to see what others are doing. They are 2 1/2" x 3 1/2" mini works of art. Because they are small, it's easy to try something new. And because you are trading them with others, and making one for everyone, you have a chance to perfect that technique. Especially when you're making about a dozen. ATCs are usually done on paper or cardstock, but I've seen them made on acrylic, metal, and fabric. The great part is that you can use whatever you want. And embellish them any way you want. There is no judgment, because it's not art you're trying to sell. You are just trading them with other artists. You make one for them and they give you one in return. In the end, you get a pretty nice collection of ATCs, showcasing the artwork of your friends.

We occasionally meet to trade ATCs. We usually pick a theme for the cards, simply to help you get some ideas rolling. And we always go out to dinner to do our trading. It's a nice excuse to get together for a social night out. Last week we traded ATCs with a Winter theme. We stretch that theme a bit, since we've been getting mostly 80-degree weather this Winter in Florida. We can still dream of snowmen and snowflakes through our art.

Marie Lentine layers many papers and words in a nice collage technique. She collects inspirational words and goes through her files to see which words work best.

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Virtual Art Show

At any given time, the Wellington Art Society has 50 - 100 artworks hanging in the walls of Wellington city buildings. Many are at the City Hall, and many are in the Community Center. The ground floor of the Community Center is where you'll find these paintings that I'm going to show you today. My photos aren't as great as seeing them in person, so be sure and stop by the Community Center when you can. For now, here's a virtual art show for your viewing pleasure.