Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Spectrum Show at The Society of Illustrators

This past weekend, we had the thrill of attending both the Spectrum exhibit at the Society of Illustrators in New York City AND going back the next day for Art Out Loud. Painting demonstrations were being given by Donato Giancola, Gregory Manchess, Charles Vess, Sam Weber, and James Gurney, who was painting a portrait from life of the great art historian, Walter Reed. It was such a blast! By the way, in case you didn't know about it, James Gurney not only paints awesome life portraits and is an honest-to-goodness nice person, but he has one of the best blogs about painting we know of.
So now our heads are filled with new art and inspiration as well as all the fun we had getting together with our fellow art-loving friends! If you are anywhere near New York City, you will be doing yourself a great favor by stopping by the SOI to see the show while it's up.


Pierz said...

Hot damn, that looks like it was a lot of fun :)

I'll have to track down this society of Illustration!

Edward Halmurzaev said...

Thank you very much, it was a great pleasure to read your comments and watching your pictures, it felt to be so real and live, thanks a lot.

DonnieL said...

Donato Giancola sweet!I'm jealous.

JenniferGOliver said...

Is this the first year of the Spectrum show or does it take place every year at SOI? And does "Art out loud" usually accompany it? I saw addition photos from Irene and it looks like there was one heck of a great turnout there, and lots and lots of stunning art on display! I may have to put that on my "to-do" list in the future. :-)

And I can't agree more about "Gurney Journey". It's like an ongoing free master's art course online! I always recommend it to the illustration students that I meet. I've yet to meet James in person, but hope to some day. His new book looks like a winner too!

Gene Snyder said...


Just wanted to drop a note that it was a pleasure meeting you at the SOI Spectrum Show ART OUT LOUD demonstrations. What an amazing show along with great demonstrations! I found all of the artists to be nice, helpful, and open to discussing their techniques. Very positive creative atmoshprere to be in and take some inspiration home to create with. Thanks again.

Gene Snyder

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