Welcome to the Pleasanton Art League!
PAL & LAA General Meeting
Monday, May 8, 7:30 pm – Cultural Arts Building, 4455 Black, Ave, Pleasanton
On the evening of May 8th, Barbara will be sharing and demonstrating Digital Drawing at the PAL/LAA General Meeting. She will be introducing the techniques she uses on her iPad with the app Procreate.
Barbara is a local Livermore artist specializing in miniature oil paintings, portraits (miniature & and full size) and figurative life drawing. Her charming landscapes, still lifes, animals and people are done in a very traditional, realistic style . Many of her drawings and paintings can be found at the LAA Gallery in the Carnegie building in (2155 3rd St., Livermore). In the beginning she worked mostly with pastels (18”x24”), watercolor and pen & ink but lately Barbara has been drawing on her Ipad! Several of her digital paintings are on display until May 8th at the Espresso Rosetta Café in downtown Livermore.
It is not as well known that Barbara enjoys drawing from life and studying the human form. She enjoys it so much that she helps run the local figure drawing workshop every Friday morning. “Nothing sharpens your drawing skills better then drawing from life”. The drawing sessions are from 20 minutes to 5 hours long. The warm-up sessions in the figure workshop are called “Gestures”. The model poses for one and two minutes and then changes positions. Painting for more than forty years now, Barbara has mastered her technique and continues to seek new challenges.
Barbara is an IGMA Fellow (International Guild of Miniature Artisans) and a signature member of MPSGS (Miniature Painters, Sculptors & Gravers Society), MAA (Miniature Artists of America) and the Hilliard Miniature Society. She teaches art classes for children and adults at the Bothwell Art Center in Livermore. She is available for demonstrations and workshops. Check out her website at www.barbarastanton.com. Phone 925 373-9638. Her e-mail is email@example.com.
All LAA and PAL General Meetings are free and open to the public.
Cultural Arts Building
4455 Black Avenue, Pleasanton
PAL President’s Message:
Art Shows, Art Exhibits, Art Fairs, Art in the Park, Art at the Nursery, Art in the Vineyard. How many art shows have you participated in this year? Wait; did I hear you say NONE? About one-third of PAL’s Membership have never shown their work at one of our shows.
I challenge you to show your ART in 2017. You need to have feedback on your ART from your fellow artists, from your family and from the public. By showing your art you will grow and become much more aware of the world around you and your art will improve.
Enter one of Pleasanton Art League’s shows before the year ends. It is your chance to listen, to learn and to see what people say about your art. Also, it is a chance for you to see other PAL artists’ work.
As long has I have been a working artist, I’m always amazed at what I see and at what I learn about art from participating in local art shows.
Join me and show your ART in a show. I guarantee you will be amazed, impressed and rewarded by what you see and learn.