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free demo at Opus North Vancouver for the Big Picture art proejct

 

Anyone Can Draw! The Big Picture Collective Art Project with Sandrine Pelissier & Sophie Babeanu

North Vancouver
Sat, August 12, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Sat, August 12, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

Space is limited and registration is required.
Please visit Opus North Vancouver or contact them at 604‑904‑0447 to register.

The Big Picture is a collective art project where people in our local area and around the world are collaborating to create a big mosaic picture from thousands of smaller drawings.

    If you would like to participate in this exciting project and agree to any of the following:

  • The idea of drawing sends chills down your spine
  • You have an interesting story to share
  • Last time you drew something was in elementary school
  • Your dog ate all your drawings (we won’t ask…)
  • You want to try some simple exercises for yourself
  • You feel like attending a demo by two heavily French accented ladies

Then this is the demo for you!

Sandrine and Sophie will show you some simple drawing techniques: line contour drawing, line and cross hatching, cross contour drawing, scumbling technique, drawing with twigs. You will also have the chance to try for yourself some fun techniques like continuous drawing, blind continuous drawing, and drawing with your non dominant hand.

Attendees are asked to bring along a sketchbook and a pencil or pen to sketch along with Sandrine and Sophie.

 


Sandrine Pelissier is a North Vancouver-based visual artist and the author of Fearless Watercolor for Beginners. Her work has been published in many books and magazines.

She writes the popular blog: www.paintingdemos.com
https://sandrinepelissier.com/

Sophie Babeanu is a certified Expressive Arts Therapist. She graduated from Langara College in Vancouver and is also a member of the International Expressive Arts Therapy Association (IEATA). She has hundreds of hours of practice with children, seniors and adults from all walks of life.

http://www.expressiveartsvancouver.com/

 

 Timelines painting of a tree with patterns by North Vancouver artist Sandrine Pelissier

Painting on the edge is the 15th Annual Open International Juried Exhibition at the Federation of Canadian Artists :

The show runs from July 18 to August 6, 2017 at the Federation Gallery

Summer Gallery Hours
Effective May 20 – September 31
Monday – Sunday, 10:00 – 5.00

Gallery located at
1241 Cartwright Street
Vancouver, BC, V6H 4B7

We’re located on Granville Island, accross from the Granville Island Hotel and Performance Works.

​In 2016 Forest Dream has won third place ​and in 2015 Slice of Life, Louise won second place.

portrait painting with patterns by North Vancouver artist Sandrine Pelissier

From Acrylicsworks: Value is one of the key art elements of any two-dimensional artwork. To many artists, value represents the single most important element of a painting. The compositional structure that the tonal values create in a painting is the framework that holds everything else—color and detail—together. In a complex painting, the artist generally decides on a value key, whether in the light or dark range, or a full range of values from black to white. It is tonal value that most creates the illusion of three dimensions in an artwork, and it is also the foundation of composition. One cannot overstate the importance of value in painting and drawing.
For the AcrylicWorks 5 contest, we are looking for excellence in acrylic painting in a variety of styles and subjects. The dominant medium must be acrylic, but some minor use of other media is acceptable. If selected, you will be asked to write about your painting in relation to the theme Bold Values. This could be interpreted through your creative or technical process, materials and/or artistic inspiration.
Very nice to see Green Bouquet and Slice of Life-Louise in this selection of gorgeous acrylic paintings!

whimsical flower paintings from imagination by North Vancouver artist Sandrine PelissierI will display a selection of my flowers paintings, it will be a good fit for exhibiting in a garden 🙂

The Art in the Garden tour is a 2 days self guided tour of the North Shore gardens, with visual artists displaying and selling their works and musicians performing all weekend.

This year, the tour will take place Saturday, May 27th and Sunday, May 28th from 12:00pm-5:00pm both days – rain or shine!

Stay tuned: I will publish the garden location a bit later, once confirmed.

I made 2 art lessons for the Cloth Paper scissors magazine and this is the second one: It shows you how to add visual texture with a dipping pen.
The lesson comes with a lot of pictures and even a short video.
Online art classes by North Vancouver artist Sandrine Pelissier
Art Lessons: Volume 2 with Sandrine Pelissier
Adding Visual Texture with a Dip Pen
By Sandrine Pelissier
Format: Art Lesson DownloadPatterns are a great way to add complexity to a painting, and a dip pen is an inexpensive, easy-to-use tool for creating them. In this February Art Lesson, with accompanying video, Sandrine Pelissier uses a dip pen to create unique patterns, adding visual texture and depth to her paintings. Read along as Sandrine shares her techniques and her art, and turns you into a dip pen enthusiast.​

Art Classes on The Artist Network

add visual texture with dip pens by North Vancouver artist Sandrine Pelissiercustom sketchbook with Spirograph designs by North Vancouver artist Sandrine Pelissiermixed media on altered paper by North Vancouver artist Sandrine Pelissier
 painting flowers from imagination by North Vancouver artist Sandrine Pelissierpainting patterned trees by North Vancouver artist Sandrine Pelissierzen doodle postcards by North Vancouver artist Sandrine Pelissier

You can also check these inspiring blog posts on the
​Cloth Paper Scissors blog

customize your sketchbook coveradd visual texture with a dip pen by North Vancouver artist Sandrine Pelissier
I am very excited about this new partnership with galerie Bloom in Montreal. They are in the process of moving to a new, bigger location in the old-Montreal neighborhood and will have a few paintings of mine in their new location.
If you live in the area, pop in the gallery to see their selection of original art:
224, rue St-Paul Ouest
Montréal (Québec) H2Y 1Z9
tel: 514-419-2233

North Vancouver artist Sandrine Pelissier painting in gallery Bloom in Montreal Canada

I am very excited to be teaching a 2 days workshop in Calgary for the FCA Calgary chapter on the weekend of February 18-19.
If you live in the area, registration will open online on January 18th:
http://www.fcacalgary.ca/workshops.htm

Calgary class painting flowers from imagination by North Vancouver artist Sandrine Pelissier