Red roses. Sensual and romantic feelings embrace my soul when I look at those magnificent flowers. I did this painting as part of my series “Translucent Flowers”, after investing a whole afternoon at the local Botanical Garden surrounded by them, smelling them, studying them, choosing carefully my favorite ones and waiting patiently for a sun ray to hit their petals to take photographs and use the best one as reference. I created a timeless memory of that glorious afternoon and of all of those times when I and any of you have been gifted red roses. Valentine’s Day is coming. That time when awareness of red roses come to our attention! How would you like to own one that never dies? ❤️ #thecreatorsportal #romance #relationships #marriage #sensual #education #divorcedlife #divorced #dating #paintings #paintings #artwork #portraits #pastels #fineart
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Esta es la primera vez que Nanybel ofrece una sesión de dibujo en Español en el norte de Atlanta y sus alrededores, en grupo y por diversión! El propósito primordial de estas sesiones de dibujo es el de disfrutar de una actividad distinta en compañía de amigos, nuevos y viejos.
LA META es crear eventos de dibujo semanales, en diferentes hogares o espacios apropiados y crear diferentes grupos de asistentes, incluyendo uno para adolescentes. Ya Nanybel ya comenzó a dictar estos eventos en Inglés.
Nanybel ofrece clases individuales y para grupos que quieren aprender técnicas más avanzadas de dibujo. Contacta a Nanybel PULSANDO AQUÍ
"Pastel Renaissance” features over 50 exquisite pastel paintings by members of the Southeastern Pastel Society.
Meet the artists at the Opening Reception on Saturday, January 25, 2014, 6 - 8pm for light hors d'oeuvres and refreshments. Opening Reception is free and open to the public.
Paintings are available for purchase.
The show runs from January 25 – March 7 and can be viewed Monday - Friday, 9 - 5. Free to the public.
SOUTHEASTERN PASTEL SOCIETY EXHIBITION RECEPTION AT JOHNS CREEK ARTS CENTER
The Johns Creek Exhibition opening reception will be Saturday, January 25, 2014, from 6pm to 8pm.
Fifty-one paintings from SPS members are on display.
Refreshments will be served.
Johns Creek Arts Center
6290 Abbotts Bridge Road
Johns Creek, GA 30097
September 28- December 15
Marietta Cobb Museum of Arts
30 Atlanta St SE Marietta, GA 30060 - (770) 528-1444
The opening reception and awards ceremony was held on September 28th, 6 pm- 8 pm
My painting titled "What Is That Feeling? (portrait of Professor and Composer Jeremy Siskind) is a Finalist, along with "Self Acceptance" and "Pensive Natalia", which are going to be exhibited at another venue due to lack of wall space at the Museum. STAY TUNE!
June 6 – July 8, 2013
Mable House Art Center
5239 Floyd Road, Mableton, GA 30126 • 770-739-0189
The opening reception and awards ceremony was held on June 13th, 7 pm - 9 pm
My painting titled "Traditional Perfections" won 3rd Place!!!!
By Nanybel Salazar
The March 26, 2013 meeting of the Portrait Society of Atlanta featured a portrait demonstration by Damon Carter, Advisory Board Member and Past President. Carter started painting in 1961, and has found inspiration in the works of such great artists as Rembrandt, Velázquez, and William Merritt Chase, among others.
Carter usually starts a portrait with a quick charcoal drawing to get the big shapes, so that he doesn’t get in trouble with the composition later. He works on a toned canvas, which allows him to judge the values better than when painting on a white one; however, he said, “there is not right or wrong; it just seems to work better for me.”
Initially, Carter marked a few measurements for the eyes, nose, and mouth, but pointed out that “these are generalities, because they change with different people,” he said. “I’ve found when I teach, that a lot of the problems go back to the basics, so every once in a while it is good to review the basics.”
As a basic palette of colors, he used titanium white, yellow ochre, cadmium red light, cadmium red deep, alizarin crimson, transparent red oxide (“kind of a substitute for burnt sienna”), sap green (sometimes olive green), cerulean blue, and ultramarine blue. Sometimes he will include a color that is hard to mix with his basic palette, as when painting a darker skin tone. For thinning, he’ll use his own mixture of 25% linseed oil and 75% odorless mineral spirits. While working, after cleaning a brush with mineral spirits, he will dip the brush in pure linseed oil before continuing painting with it. This helps reduce flat spots when the area dries. (If you pick up a small amount of paint, the mixture might be too lean.)
Carter then continued sketching with transparent red oxide, making corrections at each step. He then paints in the darkest dark and makes value judgments from there. Then he mixes a color for the shadow side of the subject and a color for the light side and paints them in relatively flat – no features and subtleties yet, that comes later. For shadows, Damon mixes yellow ochre and cadmium red light with a blue or green, depending on the subject, background, and surrounding colors and objects, all of which can influence the shadows.
At the early stage, Carter applies relatively thin layers of paint and “pushes” the colors a bit, noting that it’s easier to tone them down later in the process.
Carter looked for landmarks as he was feeling his way to the likeness. He recommends to squint and to back up when painting. “Oftentimes, it doesn’t look the way you think it is going to be,” he explained.
Next in the process, he moved on to features and subtleties in the shadows and lights and makes any final adjustments and finishing touches.
“When the light is set high up, it tends to be darker from the nose down as the face’s shape turns,” Carter has noticed. He likes pushing cool colors and warm colors further, so that the combination of both makes a richer painting.
It usually takes Carter 3 to 6 hours to complete a head and shoulders “a la prima” portrait; he starts fast and then slows down. However, it sometimes takes months to complete a commissioned portrait. Sometimes he will put the painting upside down or avoid looking at it for a couple weeks; when he looks at it again, he easily finds what is wrong.
Carter’s painting ended up being an accurate and beautiful rendition produced in a short period.
Julia Blythewood Hodges with the demo portrait painted by Damon Carter.
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A Big Acworth Welcome to the Portrait Society of Atlanta!
Over 150 people braved the rain Saturday night and enjoyed an evening mingling with guests and enjoying the quality of art on display at Gallery 4463. The juried portrait society exhibit can hardly be described as staid. The 30 juried paintings, including Nanybel Salazar's "Self Acceptance" (self-portrait) as well as a number of special "advisory board" works demonstrate both skill and interest in capturing the human face in repose as well as action.
More photos and highlights from Saturday's reception were taken by Gallery 4463 Artist and Photographer Tom Kells and can be seen on Gallery 4463's Facebook Page.
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- Wednesdays and Thursdays 1:00 - 6:00 PM
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You can also call the gallery at (770) 485-8554 at any time to set up an appointment. Our artists and staff will be delighted to show you our gallery and the many treasures we have to offer.
The Exhibit coincided with a 3 day Portrait Painting Workshop led by nationally renowned portrait artist, Dawn Whitelaw who lives and teaches in Tennessee. The workshop, hosted by Gallery 4463 and conducted in our second floor studio space had 14 exhuberant attendees. Two models posed for a number of hours each day, while each artist painted from different vantage points throughout the room.
Artists, Lora Hill from the Atlanta Portrait Society, and Gallery 4463's own Palma Rhoads and Carol Allegood are shown below busy applying new techniques as artist Nanybel Salazar skillfully maintains her pose.
More images from the workshop can also be seen on Gallery 4463's
The Degas Pastel Society National Exhibition
May 17 – June 24, 2012
Oglethorpe University Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA.
4484 Peachtree Rd Atlanta, GA 30319
These are the awards for the Southeastern Pastel Society 15th International Juried Exhibition.
Best of Show
Barbara Jaenicke “Little Old Shed”
Alan R. Flattmann “Boarding The St. Charles Streetcar”
Evelyn Breit “Everlasting
Exceptional Merit Awards
Nanybel Salazar “Translucent Orchid”
Joyce E. Nagel “Sunshine Dazzle”
Suzanne Nelson “Can Can”
Gary Baughman “September Specters”
Thomas Reis “Angelica”
Nancy Nowak “Blue Shed”
Susan S. Doubleday “Woodland Path”
Nancy Marshburn “Yamaha”
Virginia L. Dauth “Summer Respite”
Trilby T. Wood “Rylie”
Cheryl Powell “Come Fly With Me”
Barbara Kitty Williams “Trail Dog”
Christine M. Swann, PSA “Stargazer”
"Reflections" Juried Art Exhibit
January 19, 2012 - March 3, 2012
OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday 21st, 7-9pm
Location: Mable House Arts Center - Mableton, GA
Sponsored by: The Atlanta Chapter, National League of American Pen Women, under the auspices of the South Cobb Arts Alliance
Mable House Arts Center at Historic Mable House
5239 Floyd Road, Mableton, GA 30126
This FALL at the Q
514 Green Street, N.E. Gainesville, GA
Exhibition Dates: October 13 - December 3, 2011.
BEST IN SHOW: D.A. Willis, “Feather and Stone” oil, B 43.
FIRST PLACE: Ann Goble, “The Boss” oil, JM 33.
SECOND PLACE: Nanybel Salazar “Pretty As Can Be” pastel, B 3.
THIRD PLACE: Pat McGannon “Morning Light” oil, RM 22.
Bert Beirne “Wine with Black Grapes and Granny Smiths” oil, RM 19.
Fay Bohlayer “Successful Hunt” oil, JM 57.
Abraham Egziaber “Inward Vision” oil, T 29.
Allen Ferg “Joy” bronze, G 47.
Jane Hemmer “Patches” cold cast bronze, B 52.
Sherry Needle “Look Away, Look Away” oil, B 16.
Oscar Rayneri “Goodbye Old Friends” watercolor, B 39.
John Seibel “Sunflowers” photograph, JM 86.
Stan Susky “Hamlet Station” photograph, JM 69.
Bob White “Brooklyn Flurries” oil, T 41.
JUROR John Hutchinson STATEMENT: