Tonight we welcome back Frieda Hanlon for a special Paint Night Event. Frieda will lead us in painting the night sky with acrylics and metallic paints on paper.
Painting the sky has fascinated mankind since cave painting days.
In this workshop, we will take easy-to-work-with everyday materials to create dramatic but simple-to-produce renditions of the sky, be it day, night, full of stars, or full of the moon.
Acrylic paints are a fun medium to express yourself, and with Frieda’s guidance, you can find a way to create effects that you didn’t think possible. Using paper as a background, we will apply paints with brush, palette knives, brayers (printing rollers), credit cards (yes!) and anything else you can think of to create a result you’ll love.
We’ll start with some practice paper and finish with a piece worthy of framing.
Please feel free to bring your own beverage, snacks with be served.
About your instructor – Frieda Hanlon
Frieda began her artistic career by painting faces onto the stones in her driveway and selling them to the neighbors. Over the years she has expressed her art in several ways. Studying Humanities at Westbrook College in Portland, Maine, she worked in many mediums, including plaster, pastels, charcoal, ceramics, and watercolors. After college, she maintained a hobby of painting in watercolors and began her studies in acrylics.
Thirty-four years ago, Frieda began a career in retail jewelry and design, exhibiting her original creations in gold and gemstones firstly in Boothbay Harbor, and currently in her store, Stars Fine Jewelry, in Damariscotta.
Two years ago, Frieda continued her studies in working with acrylics. She has worked on canvas but has found her current passion in working on paper as it affords creative flexibility when using unusual tools to create special and unique effects that delight the eye using color and texture to move the heart around the work.
She has displayed her work in several galleries in Midcoast Maine and has participated in several juried shows. Her work can be found in homes across Maine, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Florida.
She lives with her husband, John, in Edgecomb, Maine with two sweet dogs and 3 (mostly) serene cats.