In this discussion, Dan will discuss the base colors he uses when painting his figurative work of male models of different races. Starting from these base colors, Dan will also discuss how to make the colors more realistic by introducing the reflected colors seen on the models. He’ll also discuss his approach to applying the paint to the canvas to achieve the look you may be familiar with in his paintings.
November traditionally is our meeting devoted to Art History and is also Pie Night. This year we are pleased to have Marilyn Propp as our guest speaker. Marilyn will present a slide lecture tracing the history of collage up through contemporary practice, and how collage as an important medium has been used to address both political and psychological issues in the 20th century, and global, gender, and economic issues in the 21st century. Marilyn is a professor at Carthage College who teaches paper-making, color theory, and the fundamentals of 2-D design. Please note our November meeting will be held at Holy Communion Church, 2000 West 6th Street in Racine where attendees can also view their display of David Holmes’ artwork.
BIO: Raised in upstate New York, Marilyn Propp is an artist/educator who combines painting, printmakingand papermaking in her practice. Co-Founder of Anchor Graphics, Chicago, she relocated in 2016 to Kenosha, Wisconsin, where she co-founded the Center for Collaborative Research. She attended the Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture, Brooklyn Museum Art School, Provincetown Workshop, and San Francisco Art Institute’s pre-MFA program, and received her BA from the University of Pennsylvania, and her MA from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. She has exhibited her work throughout the United States and in Mexico. She has taught at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Loyola University Chicago, and is currently adjunct faculty at Carthage College and at Columbia College Chicago.
Creative and free-spirited Bill Reid will lead us in a group hands-on project. In groups of 3 or 4 we will be “illoonimating” bird silhouettes.
6pm Social & Refreshments | 6:30pm General Meeting