Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Historic Third Ward Gallery Night and Day Plein Air Competition - Chance to Win - Judith Reidy Studio News - Upcoming Classes, Events and Exhibitions

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Judith Reidy
at the Historic Third Ward Plein Air

This Friday concludes the Plein Air event in Third Ward.

 You are invited
to the

VIP  Reception
at
HUDSON Business Lounge + Cafe

310 E Buffalo St
Milwaukee, WI 53202

on Friday, July 21 5:00-6:30pm
Tickets may be purchased for $10 each here
The event will feature passed appetizers, champagne, cash bar and live music.
The Awards Ceremony will take place at 6:00pm 

on Friday, July 21 

Gallery will open to the public at 6:30pm.


The Gallery will remain open on Saturday, July 22, 12-4pm. 

for more details

 And more great learning opportunities......
You are welcome to

Another Plein Air Paint OUT Class

at the
 Bayview Historical Society
When: Tue, July 25,
5:30pm – 8:30pm
Where: 2590 S. Superior St Milwaukee, WI 53129 USA: 
 map
Regular Class fees apply

Win Weekend Painting Workshop 

with 
 artist, instructor
 Judith Reidy.

Join the Painting and Drawing  classes

When

Wednesday Midday Class 12:30 to 2:30 pm
Wednesday Evening Class 7 to 9  pm
(call or text  if you plan on coming to evening class)

Where

5121 South 84th Street 
Greendale, WI, 53129

for details about classes 

Immerse yourself in the business of making the world beautiful.....

 
I hope you join in these many  fun learning opportunities.
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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Elements of Design Lesson 3, Part 1

There are seven elements of Design.  We discussed them in class twice this summer.

As you may know I had a wonderful learning apportunity to study with Derek Davis this summer for several hours up in Cedarburg.  He is an experienced and award winning artist who has given much thought to painting.

Even though he is primarily an oil painter, he recommended two watercolor teachers because of their excellent instruction on  artist intent and composition.  They were Edgar Whitney and Tony Couch.  One particular book by Tony Couch called "You Can Do It."   I reccomend that book to you.  I purchased mine on Amazon at a very reasonable price....under $10.

If you were in class you should be able to answer these questions below.  HOWEVER if you were not in class you could get the answers and an explaination from those students who came to class and took notes.  Or you could get the book and read it yourself.


No matter what you have a chance to win a free weekend workshop.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Invitation: Judith Reidy invites you to the Exhibition for Gallery Ni... @ Sat Jul 22, 2017 10am - 4pm (CDT) (judith_reidy.classes@blogger.com)

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Judith Reidy invites you to the Exhibition for Gallery Night and Day Plein Air Painting Competition

Hope you came and watched the Artists in the Plein Air Event in the Third Ward this past week.

NOW you are invited to .....
-Art Exhibition:
Open to the Public
July 21, 6:30-8 PM to Saturday, July 22. 4 pm
at the
Hudson Business Lounge
310 E. Buffalo St., Milwaukee, WI
I will be there at around 4 pm and would love to see you. If you like we can browse the galleries and catch dinner with our friends. If you contact me ahead I will make sure to look for you!
Hope to see you,
Judith


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Sat Jul 22, 2017 10am – 4pm Central Time
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Judith Reidy invites you to the Reception for Gallery Night and Day Plein Air Painting Competition

Changed: Hope you came and watched the Artists in the Plein Air Event in the Third Ward this past week.

NOW you are invited to .....
-VIP Reception
Friday July 21, 5-6:30 Tickets $10
-General Reception
Friday, July 21, 6:30-8 pm
-Art Exhibition:
Open to the Public
July 21, 6:30-8 PM to Saturday, July 22. 4 pm

at the
Hudson Business Lounge
310 E. Buffalo St., Milwaukee, WI

I hope you can come. I will be there till a little after 7 pm then I plan on dinner with you my friends. Will be looking for you!

Judith

When
Fri Jul 21, 2017 5pm – 8pm Central Time
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Saturday, July 15, 2017

Updated Invitation: Is NOT cancelled this week....Drawing and Painting class ... @ Wed Jul 19, 2017 12:30pm - 2:30pm (CDT) (judith_reidy.classes@blogger.com)

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Changed: Is NOT cancelled this week....Drawing and Painting class in all media

We will be reviewing the Elements of Design today? Bring your notebook
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Wed Jul 19, 2017 12:30pm – 2:30pm Central Time
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Friday, July 14, 2017

Lesson #2 Part 2 What does I mean to be an artist? Edward Hopper



In the previous article we thought about what it may mean to be an artist and finding your artist voice. I discussed my thoughts about finding my" voice" as well as shared the opinions of others. One particular article by Jerry Saltz I suggested that you read in order for you to get a handle on how one artist managed his career as an artist.

Today I want to look at the work of a particular artist named Edward Hopper. Edward Hopper is known as a Social Realist by some but a title he himself dismissed.

Edward Hopper quotes:

regarding Great Art and personal vision....



"Great art is the outward expression of an inner life in the artist, and this inner life will result in his personal vision of the world… …The inner life of a human being is a vast and varied realm."
In: 'Statements by Four artists', Edward Hopper, in 'Reality' 1., Spring 1953, p. 8

"My aim in painting has always been the most exact transcription possible of my most intimate impression of nature."

"Originality is neither a matter of inventiveness nor method, it is the essence of personality."
Selden Rodman, 'Conversations with Artists' Capricorn Books, New York, 1961



Though I studied with w:Robert Henri, I was never a member of the Ash-Can School. You see, it had a sociological trend which didn’t interest me. [Hopper then proceeded to inform Kuh that his work contained no social content whatsoever]
In: 'Edward Hopper' (1962), Katherine Kuh, in 'The Artist’s Voice: Interviews with Artists' New York: Harper and Row, 1962:140

regarding Painting....
"If you could say it in words there would be no reason to paint.

More of me comes out when I improvise.



No amount of skillful invention can replace the essential element of imagination."





  • I do not know why I chose one subject rather than another unless I believe them to be the best synthesis of my inner experience.
    • Floyd Goodrich 'Edward Hopper' H. Abrams, New York 1971
  • It is hard for me to know what to paint. It comes slowly.
    • quoted by Gail Levin 'Edward Hopper - an intimate biography' (1995)
  • It takes a long time for an idea to strike.
    • quoted by Sheena Wagstaff 'Edward Hopper' Tate Publishing (2004)
  • The whole answer is there on the canvas.
    • Answer to journalists -quoted by Sherry Maker 'Edward Hopper '(1990)
  • The man's the work. Something does not come out of nothing.
    • Answer to journalists -quoted by Avis Berman -Article ' Hopper, the Supreme American Realist of the 20th Century' Smithsonian Magazine June 2007
  • Maybe I am not very human - what I wanted to do was to paint sunlight on the side of a house.
    • Comment on his 'Early Sunday Morning' (1930)
  • The only quality that endures in art is a personal vision of the world. Methods are transient: personality is enduring.
    • In: 'statement by the Chairman of the Jury', Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington D.C. 1951, p. 7
  • I wish I could paint more.. I do dozens of sketches for oils.. if I do one that interests me I go on to make a painting but that happens only two or three times a year.


In 1930, his painting House by the Railroad (1925; Museum of Modern Art, New York
was the first work to be acquired for the collections of the newly founded Museum of Modern Art. This image embodied the characteristics of Hopper’s style: clearly outlined forms in strongly defined lighting, a cropped composition with an almost “cinematic” viewpoint, and a mood of eerie stillness.

 He was by then celebrated for his highly identifiable mature style, in which urban settings, New England landscapes, and interiors are all pervaded by a sense of silence and estrangement (
25.31.2). His chosen locations are often vacant of human activity, and they frequently imply the transitory nature of contemporary life. At deserted gas stations, railroad tracks, and bridges, the idea of travel is fraught with loneliness and mystery (
37.44). Other scenes are inhabited only by a single pensive figure or by a pair of figures who seem not to communicate with one another. These people are rarely represented in their own homes; instead, they pass time in the temporary shelter of movie theaters, hotel rooms, or restaurants (
31.62). In Hopper’s most iconic painting, Nighthawks (1942; Art Institute of Chicago), 

four customers and a waiter inhabit the brightly lit interior of a city diner at night. They appear lost in their own weariness and private concerns, their disconnection perhaps echoing the wartime anxiety felt by the nation as a whole.

The Hoppers spent nearly every summer from 1930 through the 1950s in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, particularly in the town of Truro, where they built their own house. Hopper used several nearby locations as frequent, repeated subjects in his art (62.95;1974.356.25). He also began to travel farther for new imagery, to locations ranging from Vermont to Charleston, an automobile trip through the Southwest to California, and four visits to Mexico (
45.157.2). Wherever he traveled, however, Hopper sought and explored his chosen themes: the tensions between individuals (particularly men and women), the conflict between tradition and progress in both rural and urban settings, and the moods evoked by various times of day.