Painters Art Guild – March 2019

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Our presenting artist for this month will be Cheryl Moran.

Artist Bio

A contemporary response to the world of Spirit, Cheryl seeks refuge by going inside, getting lost in the energy of creating. Appreciate her work with a twinkle in your eye. Feel encouraged to create and share your light.

In praise of God, Cheryl paints her inner vision of love and natural beauty. Like some other artists, her motto is "To God Be the Glory" (TGBG). Learn more about Cheryl on her website.

From Cheryl:

A lot of my paintings come from my dreams. Have you ever prayed for answers before you went to sleep and received dreams that were helpful?  Have you ever written in journals and as you were writing, received images or phrases that are healing?

Sometimes when we draw or paint, our goal is to duplicate something we have a photo of – an object, a scene. And we want to make it look like the object as much as we can. This kind of work helps us to learn how to represent our world. An architect strives to show a believable design to his clients. A portrait artist tries to create an image that is recognizable for her patron. Today we are going to try that and also go out on a limb to create something new from it that might be more personal. Would you like to try drawing looser, freer? We will be creating three different visions of the same object – representational, and two views where we suspend the intellect.

Materials List

  • 3 small pieces of cardstock –preferably 5 x 7 inches or something close
  • Oil pastels or chalk pastels. (Also hairspray if you bring chalk pastels)
  • Grocery bag larger than your pieces and masking tape to mount your pieces onto it
  • Paper towels for resting your hands and for cleanup
  • One simple object or photo to draw
  • One personal issue or challenge you are facing
I have no fear of making changes, destroying the image, etc., because the painting has a life of its own. (Jackson Pollock)
I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say any other way - things I had no words for. (Georgia O'Keeffe)
Jesus Christ said, “It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh is no help at all. The words that I have spoken to you are spirit and life.”  (John 6:63, ESV)

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