Monday, May 14, 2012

UPDATE :: Christine Bodnar

As mentioned in my prior post, Christine Bodnar left our meeting intending to rework the piece back in the studio.

Yesterday she messaged me this completed piece.
Christine Bodnar
completed pastel 

And the demo piece.

Christine Bodnar
pastel demonstration FAA
Thank you for a great demonstration, Christine!

Thanks for reading, ~Kim Weineck

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Call for Artists :: RIWS

Call for Artists Announcement

 The following announcement is a press release from the RIWS:

The Rhode Island Watercolor Society (RIWS) is seeking artists for the following upcoming open, juried shows. Works selected for the shows will be on display and for sale at the Society’s Gallery, located at the J. C. Potter Casino (Boat House) in Slater Memorial Park, Armistice Boulevard, Pawtucket, RI.  Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 10 AM to 4 PM and Sunday from 1 to 5 PM. 

l                    July 22 - August 9: “Water”. Hand delivery of entries to RIWS July 9  – 15 during gallery hours. Juror: Nancy Friese - Leading Rhode Island landscape painter and printmaker who also teaches at the Rhode Island School of Design.
l                    October 21 - 8, “18th Annual National Watermedia Competition”. Digital entries on CD only – deadline July 15.  Juror: Internationally acclaimed watercolorist, author, and instructor, Alvaro Castagnet, AWS.
Entry forms for both shows are available at For more information on the Rhode Island Watercolor Society and its programs and activities, contact Alyssa Wood, Gallery Director, at (401) 726-1876 and or visit the Society's web site at
Publicity Contact: Rick Cardoza, (508) 883-8250 or

Friday, May 11, 2012

Franklin Art Center:: Calendar Project

The following is an announcement from the Franklin Art Center:

2013 Artist Calendar Project Open Call


The Franklin Art Center is looking for 

local artists who have done work based 

on the Town of Franklin. We are accepting 

all mediums and will be working with a 

professional photographer to capture 

high quality imagery for the calendar.

More information:  
Or call Linda at  508 887-2797.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

May Demonstrator :: Christine Bodnar

At the FAA May meeting, Christine Bodnar was our demonstrator, and she showed us step-by-step her process to make a loose, expressionist, pastel landscape painting. 

She started with a drawing in three colors. For a landscape she said she often focuses on magentas and purples for her underpainting colors. 

The drawing complete and Christine Bodnar lays in her underpainting tones. 

Christine uses PastelMat which has been dry mounted. After her drawing is complete, she uses water and a big brush from the hardware store. She wets the pastel, and the pastel becomes a loose watercolor underpainting of the wet pastel pigment.

Christine Bodnar's completed underpainting

Christine worked quickly and efficiently. The members were interested in watching the piece develop, asking pertinent questions about the work and the pastel medium. 

Members watch in rapt attention

Christine's demonstration at the end of her demo wasn't complete because she had left some of her required colors at home. Even without those select color notes, this painting is a wonderful example of the medium and her preferred technique. 

Christine Bodnar's demonstration painting at meeting's end

Christine's smaller pastel study

Some of Christine Bodnar's supplies, imagery, and her pastel study

Discussing her work with her pastel demonstration on easel

Christine Bodnar's demo piece

Christine Bodnar's small pastel sketch 

Christine mentioned she was going to rework her piece. When she does, I'll be sure to post it here as a follow up. 

Thanks for reading!
Kim Morin Weineck 

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

New Officers Elected

The Foxboro Art Association have elected new officers for the year September 2012-May 2013: After a one year hiatus, the "new" president is Kathy Hutchinson; Jack Gannon returns as Vice President and Paula DePierro as Treasurer (for the 9th year!); the new Secretary is Lisa Bloom. Outgoing president Frank Quinn and former secretary Haydi Hurley promise to stay involved in Association activiities.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Meeting Tuesday May 8

The last meeting for this [school] year is this Tuesday evening May 8 at 7 pm. We will elect new officers for next year and transition back to meeting on the the second Wednesdays of the month, starting on September 12. The meetings will continue at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 116 South Street, Foxboro (next door to Foxboro High School) until completion of the "new" Boyden Library, which is scheduled to be finished by the spring/summer of 2013.