11feb7:30 pm9:00 pmArt Demonstration by Juan Archuleta7:30 pm - 9:00 pm Alamo Women's Club, 1401 Danville Blvd. Alamo, CA 94506
Join us for our February 2020 meeting with Acrylic painter JUAN ARCHULETA February 11, 2020 Tuesday Evening Meeting at 7:30pm Alamo Women’s Club, 1401 Danville Blvd., Alamo, CA JUAN ARCHULETA started painting at a very
Join us for our February 2020 meeting with Acrylic painter
February 11, 2020
Tuesday Evening Meeting at 7:30pm
Alamo Women’s Club, 1401 Danville Blvd., Alamo, CA
JUAN ARCHULETA started painting at a very early age on the family farm in rural Louisiana. While still a teenager, he earned spending money by drawing portraits of people he met while on a long train ride. He had found his calling.
Although portraits are where the artist’s career began, in the early 1970’s, he decided to paint only landscapes, in particular forest scenes. This transition began as a personal journey to live the qualities he was endeavoring to portray through his paintings. For example, in his forest scenes, Juan began to use small deer to show the contrast of a fragile and transient life as compared to the large and virtually ageless trees.
His work is informed this way, “Times of solitude, relaxing with nature, the smells of the earth the feel of air on your skin, light and shadow and sounds of the elements around us.”
Juan describes his painting technique in this way, “Some paintings are thin and wash-like, resembling a watercolor method; others have a more dense layering of paint. In some, I have chosen to use a more impressionistic approach, while in others I have used more refinement in detailing.”
Juan will demonstrate the importance of painting light and shadow among the trees in acrylic.
(Tuesday) 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Alamo Women's Club
1401 Danville Blvd. Alamo, CA 94506