Thursday, February 18, 2010

Winter Waterfowl Artists

In spite of the cold temperatures, photographers and other artists are out capturing images of wildlife or just watching waterfowl up close. The following photo captures a male shoveler duck in flight on Assateague Island Virginia. Shovelers feed by swinging their bill from side to side while straining food from the water.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

What is Gyotaku?

Gyotaku is an art form that has gained recent popularity in the USA. The fish rubbing process known as Gyotaku, began two thousand years ago in the Orient. The basic method remains relatively simple. Artists apply paint or ink to an actual fish, then lay paper or canvas on top of it. The paper or other media is rubbed over the fish and gently peeled off to expose the likeness. The technique allows for a truly accurate image of all the details in each fish.

Art & Soul is coming to Hampton, VA May 20-24, 2010

Art & Soul is coming to Hampton, VA May 20-24, 2010.

This retreat is an artistic event that presents diverse mixed media classes; featuring fiber,
metal, fabric and paper arts taught by a select group of professional instructors.

Enjoy a class from: Sally Jean Alexander, Lisa Kaus, Julian Coles, Stephanie Lee, LK Ludwig, Misty Mawn, Linda & Opie O’Brien, Melanie Testa and others.

The event is more than a retreat and learning process, it is an experience!
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