Theme: Shadow Winners: Deanna Brooks #20, Jan Harnish #10, Linda Sparks #22,
Valerie St. Marie #3, Sandra Wolf #23 (in alphabetical order)
#1 As Time Goes By
Betty-lee Hepworth Acrylic on canvas board, 11x14" It is a place to play - at the sun dial. The shadow tells time and I am the time giver.
#2 Sunset Shadows
Pat Doughty Oil on Canvas, 36x36" The shadow from the cliff creates the focal point for the painting.
#3 Blind Shadows
Valerie St.Marie watercolor on paper, 11x14" I'm greeted in the morning by the sun casting shadows on my kitchen island through the window blinds- I never get tired of seeing it!
#4 Springtime Desert
Karen Keim Oil on Canvas, 11x14" The tree and nearby plants cast shadows on this beautiful spring day. Plein-air painted in my back yard.
#5 Funky Saguaro
Karen Keim Monotype with Colored Pencil on Paper, 8x10" The cactus itself is shaded by the angle of the sun.
#6 Stormy Sea
Jean Makela Acrylic on Panel, 8x8" Beginning as a cloudy landscape, this palette knife painting got turned upside down to become a seascape. The mood is that of late evening just before the moon came out of the clouds.
#7 Clouds Over the Lake
Jean Makela Acrylic on Panel, 8x8" An overcast gray sky casts very few shadows. To me, the shadows are suggested in the grays and blacks. The contrasting cream and orange shapes are meant to introduce a feeling of light and energy.
#8 At Peace
Tim Stewart Oil on Canvas, 20x16" Small boat is afloat with shadow
#9 In the shadow of moribundity
Runi (Heidrun) Kessler Colored pencil on paper, 10x8" A juvenile cardinal drifting into the shadow of death
#10 En Garde
Jan Harnish Watercolor on Paper, 10x8" This Octopus Agave was hiding in a dark corner of the courtyard. Late morning sun was pouring over the wall, highlighting the agave with its sharp tips, and casting sword-like warning shadows.
#11 Elvis Chapel, Arizona
Sonia Collins Acrylic on canvas, 16x12" After watching the video on painting shadows I realized that paintng realistic shadows was much more subtle than just using one color. I tried to use a blend of colors appropriate to the individual shadows.
#12 Springtime Shadows
Jean Hanson Oil on board, 10x8" I took this picture last spring west of Tucson in the morning. The shadows on the wash were strong while I was plein airing.
#13 Ancestor Shadows
Cathy Lacey Construction on canvas, 12x40" Casting shadows using objects on canvas and light sources is my challenge reply. Elevating objects with "invisible" risers is a challenge which makes this piece a work in progress. An example of ancestor in "Ancestor Shadows" is the crochet made by my paternal grandmother. While each object holds personal meaning, the viewer brings their narrative to individual objects or the construction as a whole.
#14 Shadows in the Desert
Liz Wolf watercolor on paper, 11x11" When out exploring or walking in the neighborhoods patterns of light and shadow always catch my eye. The broad leaves of the agave plant cast many and varied shadows that always make me look twice.
#15 Shadows from Space
HUGH BEYKIRCH I used Primary Cyan and Transparent Red Iron Oxide; I thinned the Golden paint with alcohol, and placed spots of paint on Yupo 8 x 8", soaked with alcohol and pushed the paint around with a blower at high speed to create the image. I wanted to create a painting that resembled a view of Earth from Space with celestial bodies casting a shadow onto my image.
#16 Shapely, Sharp and Shadowed
HUGH BEYKIRCH Mixed Media on Aquarius II paper, 15x15" I created the shapes over an underpainting of black, quinacridone violet, and white gesso. The shadows were created by using white gesso and black in the upper left of the painting.
#17 Sea Dance
Bonnie Nelson Wet into Wet acrylic paint on gessoed board, 30x23" While I painted this new piece with shadows first and foremost in my mind I feel that I failed to make true shadows consistent with the source of light which is from above. This is a great challenge that has sparked lively discussions amongst the nonobjective abstract crew. Perhaps my offering will inspire further study on the subject
Cynthia Haase Mixed Media and Collage on Wood Panel, 12x12" Unspoken is inspired by having our words and messages shadowed by our fears and biases. We may be speaking and yet it appears we remain unheard.
#19 Urbanite 418
Cynthia Haase Mixed Media/Collage on Wood Panel, 12x12" My painting was inspired by an urban setting where the light casts shadows among the structures. Windows are darkened or lit up as the sun sets.
#20 Street Scene
Deanna Brooks watercolor on paper, 9x12" I aimed for a caste shadow from the building on left to the building and part of the street on the right. I used a purple shadow to contrast with the gold buildings.
#21 Taco Stand
Deanna Brooks Acrylic on canvas, 16x12" The interiors of the stands are in shadow plus the doorway. There is a sun shadow coming from upper left that creates shadow on the roof overhang.
#22 Morning Comes Early
Linda Sparks Pastel on Velour, 11x14" It's mostly about the long shadow.
#23 Our Cast Shadows
Sandra Wolf Mixed media on watercolor paper., 7.5x11" It is mostly all shadows cast by the unseen bodies with only the feet showing.
#24 San Xavier del bac Mission
Sandra Wolf Mixed media on watercolor paper., 11.5x11.5" The architecture at San Xavier is such that given an oblique light there are many shadows.
#25 Garden of the Gods
Shelby Jagla Canvas board in oil, 14x11" The rock formations form shadows on the lower rock slabs and, the shadows on the mountains are formed by the dark clouds above.