All posts by Beki Borman

Exhibit at Art Garage

I am excited to have 3 of my works selected for this show!

Thursday, April 4th THROUGH Sunday, May 26


The Art Garage presents LOCAL 920 — An exhibit to celebrate and showcase the spectacular work of our talented Wisconsin resident artists inspired by Wisconsin. This exhibit will focus on Wisconsin’s historic environment, landscape, agriculture, people and more.
Come to support our Local artists and have the opportunity to view and purchase the beautiful work on display.




SIDE GALLERY only
Artist Reception & GRAND RE-OPENING: Friday, April 5th @ 5pm-10pm

Abstract Watercolor

Held at the Cedarburg Cultural Center
Saturday, April 20: 10 am – 3 pm (includes a break for lunch)

Abstraction is a fun and unique way to work with watercolor.  We will briefly cover the basics of watercolor and then delve into experimental techniques that respond to patterns, colors, and textures. Composition will be discussed along with ways to express oneself through the flow of water. Beginners are welcome! 

$80 CCC Members / $96 Non-Members 

Register online or by phone: 262-375-3676

EXPERIMENTAL ACRYLICS

Thursdays, May 2-23, 2019
6:00 – 8:00pm

Take acrylic painting to the next level! This class will focus on acrylic painting in both traditional and non-traditional ways while experimenting with materials and application to create a strong painting. Some experience is helpful, but beginners are welcome.

Includes four sessions. Supplies not included.
$95 Register by phone 262-373-5023 or online

Abstract Landscape Painting

Aug 30 & 31, 9:00 AM-4:00 PM 
Media: Acrylic, None
Skill Level: All Levels

Concept

The landscape lends itself to rich interpretation and expression. Using acrylic paints and personal photo references, make sense of this subject matter as a jumping off point for abstraction as you explore composition, mark-making, and paint application.

Experience

Through demonstrations and discussions, Beki will review the basics of acrylic painting before moving into more experimental techniques. Students will work to create their own abstract landscape paintings with individualized feedback from the instructor and group. Open to all levels of experience. More advanced painters will have the opportunity to push the boundaries of their painting practice, while beginners will develop skill.

Tuition: Members: $ 225.00 / Non-Members: $ 250.00 

websitehttp://public.peninsulaschoolofart.org/public/WorkshopPreview.faces?wrkid=4720

DRAWING FROM PHOTOGRAPHS

Held at the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts, 19805 W. Capitol Dr. Brookfield, WI
Thursdays, March 28 – April 25 (NO CLASS April 18) 6:00 – 8:00pm

Learn how your favorite photos and images can translate into sensitive and powerful drawings. This class will cover a brief introduction on drawing and then focus on how to translate photographs using drawing techniques and tools. Graphite, charcoal, colored pencils, and pastel will be discussed. Perfect for beginners or those looking for a new perspective!

Includes four sessions. Some supplies included.

$85.00 Register online or by phone: 262-373-5023

The Modern Landscape

Redline Milwaukee

My painting- Warm Sky, was juried into this exhibition.

Celebrating contemporary perspectives of landscape artwork
A Juried Group Exhibition

Exhibition runtime: June 7  –  July 6, 2018 (Opening reception June 7th, 6-9pm)

The Modern Landscape exhibition at RedLine Milwaukee is dedicated to the furtherance of artists whose perception of landscapes are innovative, captivating and display expert execution of the concept. Over the course of history landscape paintings have developed from capturing mountain scenes, gently rolling hills, and still water garden ponds to cityscapes and views of urban areas, even venturing further into the abstract. One thing that remains true is that landscapes are one of the most desired genres among art collectors.  By giving artists the freedom to determine what defines a landscape, this exhibition will explore and go beyond the boundaries of the traditional landscape, giving viewers a glimpse the state of contemporary landscape painting in the early 21st century.

Making Time

Making time seemed like the perfect title for a blog post, considering that it has been almost a year since my last one. If you know me personally you know I have two little boys at home now. My studio productivity and class schedule are not what they once were. Sometimes, life gets in the way of art making. But now as I get more comfortable with finding a balance in my role as a mother, I am slowly making my way back. That being said, the days I have time to paint are not always the days when I am mentally able to. One thing that has helped recently is starting a new sketchbook. In all honesty I hadn’t kept a sketchbook for years and now I find it so therapeutic. I can have it with me anywhere and get a few moments of creative time in here and there. I can even use my kids’ watercolors while having arts and crafts time at the kitchen table. Every little bit helps keep me engaged. So when I am able to make it to my studio I don’t feel as disconnected from my work.

 

*image is a recent pen drawing in my sketchbook

Ugly Stages

This image is from last Tuesday’s abstract painting class at the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts. The image on the left was the quick expressive first layer. I was reacting to the colors and shapes from a random magazine ad. The image on the right is the second layer which incorporates different techniques such as masking, rollers, and dripping. I found the result particularly interesting because I like the first painting and then I “messed it up” for the sake of demonstrating techniques. However, I also found this to be a good opportunity to talk about the ugly stages in painting. Often there are moments when you will like a painting and moments when you will hate it. Of course the goal is to come out on the side of like. Yet, the more I look at the painting I ended up with the more I like it anyways!