Had a great time at the Arlington Heights Art Guild. on Thursday night. Founded more than 40 years ago, the Arlington Heights Art Guild today has more than 100 members who meet to learn and share their interest in various forms of art. The organization draws from various surrounding communities in addition to the Arlington Heights base.
A landscape scene was demostrated using a full color palette:
I had to laugh when I told the group that I've owned and used my 1" flat real hair brush for 40 years – They gasped! I told them if you buy real hair, purchase the best brushes you can afford, and take good care of them they will last a lifetime. Real hair brushes load better than synthetic. This is very important to the sucess of a great painting. If you can't afford a real hair brush a real hair/synthetic blend is the next best thing.
Watercolor study was completed in about an hour and was donated to the Guild's raffle for their spring scholarship fund.
Thank you for the warm response and great turnout.
This week's Tips & Techniques Thursdays video I will be discussing my personal supply list. Over the course of 36+ years as an artist and instructor, teaching more than 2000 students I have tried a multitude of artist's materials. In this video, Essential Watercolor Supplies for the Successful Artist I will share my thoughts. In future videos I will go into more detail regarding paints, brushes, papers, and other supplies. https://youtu.be/XA1o_hPUogs
You can download a PDF of my supply list at my website. http://www.dalepopovich.com/2015-watercolor-supply-list.html
36 YEARS OF PROFESSIONAL ART TEACHING, DALE HAS TAUGHT OVER 2000 STUDENTS. HE'S NOW BRINGING HIS KNOWLEDGE TO YOUR COMPUTER.
Times are a change'n. How many times have you said that lately? I find the latest technology rather exciting. I have had requests from artists to do long distance instruction, with Skype and YouTube. Something we would have not thought of 20 years ago can now be done with a smart phone, computer or tablet. Here's a video from a recent watercolor workshop.
I'm proud to announce I will be offering my new Drawing & Panting TIPS and TECHNIQUES Thursdays videos on YouTube. We're trying to keep them short, around 5-8 minutes packed full of valuable information. If there is a Tip or Technique you would like me to cover in the future send me an email Dale@DalePopovich.com
I will also be offering online classes at Towering Winds Fine Arts Academy in the near future.
The Midwest Museum of American Art is pleased to announce the 37th Elkhart Juried Regional Art Exhibition
I am happy to announce both of my entries were excepted into The Midwest Museum of American Art 37th Elkhart Juried Regional Art Exhibition, October 9 - December 6, 2015. This all-media competition is open to artists 18 years and older who are residents of Allen, DeKalb, Elkhart, Fulton, Jasper, Kosciusko, Lake, LaGrange, LaPorte, Marshall, Newton, Noble, Porter, Pulaski, St. Joseph, Starke, Steuben or Whitley counties in Indiana and Berrien, Branch, Cass, or St. Joseph counties in Michigan.
The Midwest Museum of American Art is an Indiana hidden treasure. The Midwest Museum of American Art is a showcase of the 19th and 20th century American Art, with original paintings by Grandma Moses and Norman Rockwell. Along with the original Norman Rockwell the Midwest Museum houses a large collection of hand signed lithographs by this famous American artist. In all, the permanent collection numbers over 6,000 works with approximately 900 on display at any time during the year.
The juried show takes up most of the museum's gallery space. I would advise you to see the museum's permanent collection after the show comes down. My favorite pieces were Sargent's charcoal from the 20's (I had never seen before) and a L. C.. Leyendecker. http://midwestmuseum.us
I am very honored – yesterday I won Best of Show at the Illiana Artists 16th Regional Juried Exhibition at the Chesterton Art Center. Thank you everyone for the overwhelming support and praise.
I’m humbled and honored to have been once again juried into the prestigious Indiana Heritage Arts 37th Exhibition. This impressive Brown County (Nashville, IN) 123 piece show is of primarily Indiana oil painters. They said there was 400 submissions this year. All three of my watercolor paintings were juried into the show and there was a total of 9 watercolors accepted. I was awarded the Ronald O. Elkins Memorial Award for my painting “Rapids Below Hatcher Pass, Alaska” presented by Dan Woodson. This is my 11th year in the show. Thank you IHA. www.indianaheritagearts.org
I hope you had as much fun as I did on Saturday, May 2. I teaching a watercolor class this spring and then taking the summer off. I will be back this autumn at the Elmhurst Art Museum teaching another watercolor class.
Remember, watercolor painting is not just the process of applying pigment to paper. It is knowing what color, what value, what temperature and what intensity to use create form, depth and rhythm to create a work of art.
If you have any question regarding workshops or classes feel free to drop me an email or give me a call.
I'll be doing a casual demonstration and answering questions at the Elmhurst Art Museum
So what are you doing on Saturday, May 2? How about spending the day at the 19th ART IN THE PARK in Elmhurst, IL. I'll be at the Elmhurst Art Museum's Education Center Studios (across the street), from 11:00am through 4:00pm giving a casual demonstration and answering any painting and drawing questions. The museum will offer free admission on Saturday and Sunday.
DALE L POPOVICH IWS
is an award-winning watercolorist and teacher who is passionate about capturing the raw beauty of the American landscape with the fluid stroke of a brush. As you will see the works selected in his portfolio represent the breath of his holistic approach to painting. You can also learn along with this talented and experienced teacher through his workshops, Palette & Chisel, Mainstreet Art Center i Lake Zurich, IL, Elmhurst Art Museum, Towering Winds Academy of Fine Arts and Popovich Studio classes.