Wednesday, April 23, 2014
PLACERVILLE, CALIFORNIA
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An enthralling watercolor demonstration at PAA

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JEANNIE VODDEN is demonstrating her artistic skills at the Placerville Arts Association's monthly meeting. Courtesy art

Sometimes watching artists demonstrate their skills can be enthralling. To see a few sketch marks on a piece of paper (or canvas) begin to take shape as the artists dip their brushes in paint, take large swipes across the paper in free and easy strokes, and then in a short time — mountains and lakes, or a face, or a still-life takes on an amazing life of its own. It’s a wonder.

The Placerville Arts Association is extremely pleased to have Jeannie Vodden, watercolorist, share her talent by teaching through a demonstration Sunday, Nov. 17 at the Placerville Senior Center, 935 Spring St. in Placerville. The meeting begins at 1:30 p.m.

It is said that a picture is worth a thousand words — well, watching a master demonstrate and teach her craftsmanship is worth more than a thousand words.

Vodden lives in the foothills of the Northern Sierra Nevada. Her charming cottage studio is located on Jackson Creek right off Highway 88 in Jackson. This is where she dedicates her time to expressing her love and passion for art in painting, drawing, teaching and continuing the study of art and philosophy.

Vodden, whose media is most often watercolor, is a versatile painter of portraits, still life, floral, landscape and fantasy. Her desire is to bring to her work, the imagination and curiosity which are so often found in children — and to combine that sense of wonder with an experienced artist’s hand.

“I love painting the complex textures, forms and patterns found in nature,” she said. “The scales of a reptile, the random branches of a nest, the tousled hair of a young child, a dried leaf, are some of my favorites. It’s fun to compare and contrast man-made textures. A few I’ve attempted are: a crocheted scarf, the floral print in the folds of a woman’s dress, a glass vase. And when I add beautiful, natural light it changes the whole look and feel of each surface and pattern, overlaying complexity and changing form.

“It is always a delight for me,” she said of teaching workshops, classes and doing demonstrations.

To learn more about Vodden visit her online studio at jeannievodden.com/.

Artists and art lovers are invited to this free event. Come and be enthralled at the wonder of art-in-the-making and learn from a master.

The meeting begins promptly at 1:30 p.m. with a short business meeting, followed by a brief meet-n-greet refreshment time. Vodden’s talk and demonstration will begin about 2:15 p.m. and end about 3:30 p.m.

Visit placervillearts.com to learn more about PAA, its artists, upcoming art shows, workshops, calls to artists and other events.

Placerville Arts Association

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