Matthews Artists Guild in Matthews, NC, Presents a Demonstration by Mark Stephenson at Monthly Meeting – Apr. 12, 2016


The Matthews Artists Guild in Matthews, NC, will present a demonstration entitled, “Painting Like a Sculptor Thinks”, during its monthly meeting on Apr. 12, 2016, at 6:30pm.

A sculptor begins with the largest of masses and shapes, unconcerned with the ‘likeness” of his subject, and so it can be when you paint! Sargent and Cezanne both used color – and not line – to indicate form. These large masses and tones are the foundation of the subject’s recognizable characteristic. It is by refining these masses that other features will begin to appear and in their proper place. The solid shape growing out of and into the background.

In this demonstration, Stephenson will begin painting a head by laying in masses of color and discussing throughout how he looks for the changes in surface planes and shapes, just as a sculptor looks at his subject and indicating these with color and value such that the head begins to appear.

The next meeting of MAG will be held on Tuesday, April 12, 2016, at 6:30pm in the McDowell Arts Center (MAC) at 123 E. McDowell St. in Matthews, NC.

6pm – View current show in the MAC Gallery upstairs
6:30pm – Refreshments downstairs at the MAC
6:50pm – “Another Tidbit” of info from one of our artist members
7pm – Demonstration by artist Mark Stephenson

The Matthews Artists Guild meets on the second Tuesday of each month. Meetings are free and open to the public.

For more information, call the McDowell Arts Center at 704/321-7275 or follow MAG on Facebook.


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