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/

 

Yeah! I get to spend some cash at Opus !!!
 Timelines has won third place in the Painting on the Edge Show

Painting on the Edge is an annual international open call, competition and exhibition open to all artists worldwide. Each year this exhibition encourages artists to challenge themselves in their current practice and get out of their artistic comfort zones.

I got an awards 3 years in a row in that show!

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

 

Centre culturel francophone de Vancouver

I will have a few paintings exhibited at the Centre Culturel Francophone de Vancouver in this group show for the Canada 150 celebrations.

From July 20 to 27, 2017, in the context of the Canada 150: Canada Goes Pacific event, Le Centre culturel francophone de Vancouver will host an exhibition devoted to the landscapes of the Pacific coast. Presented in the library at Le Centre, the exhibition Canada 150: Canada Goes Pacific has assembled the works of three francophone artists who bring us their vision of the natural and urban landscapes of the Pacific coast. This series of works shows us a seaside with a thousand and one facets that oscillate between the city and nature.

The opening of the exhibition will take place on Thursday, July 20, 2017, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm, at Le Centre culturel francophone de Vancouver, with the artists in attendance. Wine, fruit juice and cheese will be served.

 

Le Centre culturel francophone de Vancouver
1551, 7ième avenue ouest
Vancouver, V6J 1S1Phone number : 604 736-9806

We were being interviewed for the radio show “Phare Ouest” in French by Marie Villeneuve, for our collective art project: The Big Picture

 

You can hear the interview here.Sophie Babeanu and Sandrine Pelissier Radio Canada the Big Picture

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 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.
This was a gorgeous weekend for Art in the Garden 2017!
I was located in Christine Hood’s garden, who is a multi media artist (see her website here) as well as a talented gardener.
​The Jazz band Blue Bird Day was playing on both days.

Very nice to see Green Bouquet and Slice of Life-Louise in this selection of gorgeous acrylic paintings!
I have two paintings showcased in that book, both with some bright colors.
Both paintings sold.
 

The Best of Acrylic Painting
Editor:By Jamie Markle,
Format: Hardcover
The best acrylic artists competition showcase!
Color has the power to demand attention, quicken the heart and transport us to another place and time. The virtuosos featured in AcrylicWorks 4 have successfully employed acrylic paint to capture and use that power to magnificent effect.

This brilliant collection features 127 paintings from modern-day acrylic artists. The artists themselves reveal acrylic painting ideas, tips and secrets, sharing how they play colors against each other–light and dark, bright and soft, delicate glazes and bold impasto–to make their paintings sing. They share secrets for creating mood, capturing a subject’s personality and conveying the spirit of an animal in the wild. And how they approach subjects ranging from a shock of sunset sky, to the liquid ripples of antique glass, to purely abstract color play.