CCAA’s Demo Artist, March 25: Michael Armstrong

The March demonstration is “A Celebration of Trees” with Michael Armstrong. We’ll explore their use in creating dynamic and engaging landscapes. We’ll consider various approaches to rendering familiar trees found locally- their shape and structure and ideas for placement in groupings, as solo elements, and to create scale and perspective. Trees add so much to the landscape painter’s repertoire-besides their interesting designs, they create strong vertical elements, wonderful negative shapes, interesting shadow patterns, and add drama and strength. No wonder they have been so revered by painters throughout time. Join us for this fun and informative session.

“Between every two pines is a doorway to a new world.” ―   John Muir

“You know me, I think there should be a big old tree right there, and let’s give him a friend. There’s nothing wrong with having a tree as a friend.”
―   Bob Ross

“Trees are poems that the earth writes upon the sky.”
―   Kahlil Gibran “

The Central Coast Art Association meets 6:30-8 pm at the Monterey Youth Center, with a meet & greet time until 6:45 when announcements & the demonstration by the guest artist begins. Meeting/demonstration ends approximately at 8 pm.   777 Pearl St (next to Dennis the Menace Park), Monterey, the fourth Monday of each month (please check for holiday schedules). Attendance is free and open to the public.


December 2018: no demo & no meeting

January 2019: Scott Hamill -Intro to Plein Air Sketching with Gouache

February 2019: Rich Brimer- Painting Using Photo Sources

March- Michael Armstrong- Trees of Monterey-Landscape painting; Oil

April- Erin Hunter- Botanical Art, Watercolor Pencils

May- Romanoos Matinen- Palette Knife Abstract painting, Oil

June- Bobby Belvel- Landscape, Oil Pastels

July- No scheduled meeting

August- Maria Boisvert- Composition, Color Harmony, Oil

September- Mark Monsarrat- Rural Landscape, Oil

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