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February 2019 Sketches

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The purpose of this League is to create more interest in art in Lake County, Illinois and to develop a higher appreciation of visual art. It shall do this through art exhibitions, festivals, demonstrations of art techniques, lectures, critiques and sharing of ideas, inspiration and encouragement between members.

Upcoming LCAL Meetings​​

Monday Feb. 18  7:00 - 9:00pm

State Bank of the Lakes - Grayslake

​​February Presentation – Deb Edmunds

Deb Edmunds loves to paint trees. She says it probably started as a kid anxiously trying to figure out a way to climb up them, branch by branch. “My favorite always being the mighty oak and the birch.” At some point she started drawing them, and now she fills sketchbooks using watercolor to capture the wonderfully variable shapes and shades. Then she adds casual ink scribbles to hint at lacey textures among the fine branches and understory, but also the busy carpet of grasses.

“When drawing a tree,” she says,” so many artists will ignore their unique shapes and patterns that every species of trees possess. While some branch out in all different direction, others like the pine will shoot straight out and their needles droop. Bark on trees also varies in shape and color. The leaves too have distinct patterns and colors."

Deb is a painter and a self-taught weekend artist. Her profession for the last 30 years has been as an interior house painter, with an emphasis on custom finishes and various faux techniques. Her weekend painting is en plein air whenever possible, but otherwise at her kitchen table studio. (Read the rest in Feb Sketches)