MISSOURI ATHLETIC CLUB SPORTS PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR PORTRAITS 2016 & 2017
To honor each recipient, the MISSOURI ATHLETIC CLUB has a portrait drawing created of the Sports Personality of the Year.
As a professional artist, I am thankful and honored to be creating the Sports Personality of the Year Portraits for the MAC!! Thank you very much to the Missouri Athletic Club for giving me this opportunity.
Vladimir Tarasenko MAC Sports Personality of the Year 2016
Since 1970, sports fans have been gathering at the Missouri Athletic Club to honor the annual Sport's Personality of the Year. The MAC Sport’s Personality of the Year Dinner, was created by Jack Buck who acted as Master of Ceremonies for the first 32 dinners. The event is now in his name.
The list of some past recipients are: Bob Gibson (1970), Whitey Herzog (1982), Jackie Joyner-Kersey (1988), Brett Hull (1990) and Kurt Warner (2000)... to Vladimir Taresenko (2016) and Yadier Molina (2017).
VLADIMIR TARASENKO MAC Sports Personality of the Year 2016
YADIER MOLINA MAC Sports Personality of the Year 2017
Drawing the Figure on Toned Paper Drawing Fall Session 2017 Fridays, October 6 - November 10 10:00 am -12:00 noon 6-week session $175 model fee shared Contact Marie to Register Award winning artist, Marie Donato is offering a figure and portrait drawing class with a live clothed model at OA Art Gallery in charming downtown Kirkwood. The address is 101A W. Argonne Dr. 63122
Because drawing from life is always the best, this session we will have a live clothed model to create our drawings. We will be drawing on toned paper, using black and white charcoal. This method will help you greatly with understanding value.
Using toned paper instead of white paper helps you to learn how to get your values correct, getting your darkest darks and lightest lights. This technique is centuries old going back to the Renaissance.
Marie will help you with design and composition, seeing values and shapes to help you get a likeness, and handling of edges to complete and refine your drawing. With individualized one-on-one instruction, Marie will guide you through to completion of your drawing, meeting you at your own level and bringing you to the next level and beyond.
So set aside relaxing time for yourself and be inspired in the art-filled OA Art Gallery, located directly across from the Kirkwood train station. Aspiring, beginning level artists to advanced level artists, are welcome! Learn about the beauty of drawing, how drawing is the foundation of all art and how it can stand on its own as a beautiful medium in its own right!
Join Marie's Fall Drawing Class as she shares the techniques and tips acquired over the years, and discover the joy of just creating! Drawing Fall Session 2017 Fridays, October 6 - November 10
Been having FUN! I had the good fortune to study with Tina Garrett in her studio in Lee's Summit, MO. Tina is a fantastic instructor, very warm and gracious! Learning from and spending time with, other artists is always a good thing. When I had the opportunity to study with Tina and squeeze it into my own teaching schedule, I "seized the day". Doing something for me, to expand my horizons was long overdue! Sadly the time just went too fast!
But Good News! I have invited Tina to give a workshop for my students and anyone else who loves to paint people. I will be hosting her workshop in April, 2018. Contact me to register.
Tina Garrett Workshop Info
Hi Artists, I have the opportunity to bring artist Tina Garrett to teach here in St. Louis.
Tina is an Art Renewal Center ARC Associate Living Master and multiple award winning painter. You can see samples of her work at www.tinagarrett.com and below. She is available to teach here April 8, 9 & 10, 2018 9am to 4pm daily. The sign up fee, which you would pay to me, is $75 to cover model costs, etc. The workshop fee would be $300 per person paid directly to Tina on or before March 1st 2018. All fees are non refundable unless Tina cancels.
To make sure everyone has plenty of room and plenty of time with Tina there will be only 7 spots available total. Thank you for helping me bring Tina to St. Louis! Best, Marie
P.S. I’m also looking for three models to pose for Tina’s morning demonstrations and again in the afternoon for the group to paint them. Models will pose for their head and neck portrait taking breaks every 20 minutes and have an hour lunch from noon to 1pm. Models are paid $10 per hour and will earn tips from the group painters. Please let me know if you are interested in modeling.
Starting Methods for Beginning Portraiture with Tina Garrett Sunday - Tuesday, April 8, 9 & 10, 2018 Tuition: $300 plus $75 model fee(All levels) All levels are welcome to participate in this comprehensive study of oil painting starting methods with ARC (Art Renewal Center) Associate Living Master, Tina Garrett, including, open grisaille, accurate color wash, and Tina’s favorite, selective start. Students will learn to understand form, value, temperature, edges and composition as well as color mixing. She will demonstrate how to control your palette for accurate values and color and provide insights on posing the model, lighting and painting materials. Tina will demonstrate from the live model each morning and assist artists individually each afternoon and will share her philosophy on painting from photographs vs. painting from life.
Watching the sky, as the sun rises in the morning, creates such a peace within; it is a time filled with quiet and hope. This favorite time of the day is the inspiration for my pastel painting White Lace. For my model, I was fortunate to have a lovely, classically trained ballerina pose for me. She wore this beautiful and intricate white lace dress which inspired choosing a morning landscape that would echo nature's lace, for the background. My hope is that the final result of the painting creates a calming, quiet moment full of hope for the viewer.
White Lace, can be viewed at OA Gallery in downtown Kirkwood, Missouri.
Look at these drawings! Aren't they great?! This is my recent drawing class held at OA Gallery. Several students told me this was their first drawing with graphite/charcoal! I was incredulous to say the least. What a great class. I am so proud of everyone!
Here is the portrait drawing of mine that I used as an example for this class, Drawing with a Touch of Color. Breaking up a pencil drawing with color, is a fun way to put a little zip into your drawings. For the pink sash in this drawing, I used coral and pink pastel pencils.
We focused on portraiture for this class. Drawing is so important and is always the foundation to any color medium. I teach drawing because I believe it can help artists greatly. Students in my class learn to see shapes and break down what they see abstractly. There is no gridding or tracing in my class at all!
Students of my pastel and watercolor classes joined me for a fun inspirational field trip to the St. Louis Art Museum's Degas' Exhibit!
Edgar Degas, "The Millinery Shop", 1879, oil on canvas
Edgar Degas, "Little Milliners", 1882, Pastel on paper
Luxurious lunch at the museum's beautiful Panorama Restaurant.
We couldn't help but be inspired for our next painting project. We were all so taken by the amazing exhibit...Shall we choose a still-life for our next painting?... Better yet, I asked, how about painting a still-life with HATS inspired by Degas?
So, yes, "The Millinery Shop" by Degas, was chosen for the inspirational painting and Degas was to be our mentor....Being influenced by the best!
We brought in our hats, hatstands, scarves and ribbons to make our still life display.
I asked the class to choose a part of the display that was pleasing to them to start their paintings, isolating a few favorite hats for their composition.
Look at the great progress!
Continued great progress! Stay tuned for the final pastel and watercolor paintings.
Thank you to the St. Louis Art Museum for bringing together this exceptional exhibit, "Degas, Impressionism & the Paris Millinery Trade".