I couldn't be happier to let you know two of my Elmhurst Art Museum Tuesday morning Watercolor Studio students won awards on their watercolor paintings at this year's The Elmhurst Artists' Guild Spring Member's Show. Joan Heimanek won Best of Show and Robert V Bunda received an Honorable Mention. Way to go guys, I'm so proud of you!
Show runs through April 20th at EAM (MAP) - WEBSITE.
"I remember working on the painting later to be named "In the Early Morning Sun" in Dale's class. He suggested a couple of changes that I truly believe helped make the picture award worthy to the judge. One was to soften the edges of the sun that I had painted starkly and too white. Also, he suggested I add depth to the grasses by using a deep green in between the blades. People at the show commented that it was hard to believe that watercolor was the medium because the colors were so rich. Thanks again to Dale for his input."
"Dale’s classes have been a major influence in developing my watercolor painting through a couple of different ways. First, his use of class demonstrations and “paint-alongs” in which one can see the steps it takes to build a painting. This not only shows the steps, it also gives insight into different brush techniques and color theory. I also find invaluable his critical eye and suggestions for improvement of my work."