The preparation for Art Show with The Night Heron Watercolor Artists group!
Today, I would like to share with you the news of the Night Heron watercolor artists group meeting, which I attend as a guest every Thursday. From July 1st, an art show, a regular exhibition of members, will be held for two months. It has been exhibited as an annual event every year twice in July and December. The first year of the exhibition is recorded in 2007. It has been consistently exhibiting for 15 years.
This art show will consist of two themes: a 33 member exhibition and a sunflower exhibition to help and support Ukrainians suffering from war. Above all, on the large white paper below, all the participating artists will draw sunflowers in their own style and present them in the exhibition. You can also see the sunflower I drew in the bottom corner.
Free space for painting on one table is for 3 or 4 artists. Therefore, everyone created a team on their own and drew it hard.
This is a sunflower painted by Mary, the vice president of this group.
The stereotype that sunflowers are always yellow must be broken. Among the members, a red-brown sunflower was selected and painted.
The Night Heron watercolor artists group officially started with the 2007 first exhibition. At first, it was a form of gathering at a single house on the street called The Night Heron and taking a class with a teacher. Everyone loved and wanted to learn watercolor.
However, the teacher moved to another state and the group no longer had to be maintained. But, they have been upgrading themselves, finding their way and exhibiting without a teacher for 15 years. And they proudly hold a wonderful exhibition every year under the name of watercolor artists.
Below is a folder with the biographies of the 33 members. When a group exhibition is held, the papers with the artist's statements, careers and histories are collected in one binder and opened to the public. Although time was short, it was a good opportunity to briefly see each member's drawings and passions.
Rather than painting alone, it was of great help to me to exhibit as a group, to draw together, and to see each other's drawing process. Each artist has their own story, style and color. It is very interesting and enjoyable to get to know them little by little and see their works. Through this, I seem to be gradually learning what art is and how to draw a picture.
When drawing, I realize again that the most important thing was passion. And when drawing, you should approach it with a clear mind like a child as much as possible. These are the things I learned through this meeting.
In particular, I plan to submit a sunflower painting and one painting to this art show as a guest. I have selected several candidates.
After much deliberation, I chose the picture below. The process of making the frame will be revealed later. Every time I draw, and after that, I get affection about the painting. So it's hard to choose something. But in that case, I have a principle. It's just that I don't want others to rate or praise me as "wow, excellent! great! amazing!". Rather than being technical, I want to share a certain message in the picture and see one direction together.
In this sense, the selected painting, Playing Fish with Bubbles, symbolizes infinite love, curiosity, and unstoppable passion for art. I want to paint like a fish in the water, moving without rest for a moment and playing around curiously. And I want my attitude towards art to be like this fish.
Myungja Anna Koh