HAL HAMDEN ART LEAGUE


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Hamden Art League kicks off year with Guest Artist Joan Jardine

The Hamden Art League will begin the 2015-2016 season with a palette knife oil painting demo titled Painting the Impressionist Landscape by local painter and pastelist Joan Jardine. The artist will focus on light and form, recognizing large masses and breaking them down into smaller masses using color. Composition, perspective and working on first color notes to achieve a cohesive landscape painting will be discussed.

Having lived in many parts of the country, studying and working with several fine artists and instructors, Joan began studies at the Cape Cod School of Art in 1995. There she discovered color and the painting knife, which had an enormous influence on her work. Recently she has been painting contemporary work featuring the figure and transitioning into the abstract.

An elected member of the Connecticut Plein Air Painters Society and the West Hartford Art League, she is also a member of the Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts, Connecticut Women Artists and Golden Thread Gallery.

Jardine has received several awards for her work, including the Connecticut Plein Air Painters Society Award of Excellence in 2009 and 2006. Her artwork was featured on the cover of Celebration of Ct. Farms in 2010, 2009, 2008 and 2004. In addition to numerous one and two person shows, Joan's paintings have been exhibited at the Norman Rockwell Museum, The P.T. Barnum Museum and The New Britain Museum of American Art.

As a faculty member at The Woodstock School of Art, Woodstock, NY and The West Hartford Art League, her courses are designed to pass on her expertise in color techniques. The meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 8, 2015 in the Social Hall of the Miller Memorial Library Senior Center, 2901 Dixwell Avenue, Hamden, CT. Coffee and conversation begins at 7:00 pm, followed by a brief business meeting at 7:15 and the artist's demo at 7:30. Free and open to the public.

Miller Library Social Rm, 2901 Dixwell Ave, Hamden CT

The Hamden Art League meets the second Tuesday of the month.