Our demonstrator was Steve Greco, who did an Acrylic Wildlife demonstration.
The meeting was held in the Guild Hall, First Congregational Church (middle side door), Sanborn Street, Reading, Wednesday April 12th, 2023 at 7:30 p.m.
We have some photographs of the event in case you could not make it there in person.
Steve showed us his setup and his color pallet.
He decided to do a dog this time.
That isn't exactly wildlife, but it is something different.
The colors he will use are in the rectangles on the canvas.
He uses a pallet with as few colors as possible in it.
Steve works dark to light, so he started putting in dark areas.
He has added some lighter values.
Working on midtones.
It is beginning to look like a painting.
To make the dog pop, he adds a light blue background.
The shape of the dog is much more evident.
Finally, he added an orange glaze over the painting.
The glaze brings out the texture.
The final painting. Not done, but well on its way.
Steve Greco is a wildlife artist and a naturalist. He describes himself in this way, "As an artist and a naturalist, I believe that the natural world deserves mankind's total attention and compassion in its 'Eleventh Hour'. We are at a crossroads concerning our environment and change must come from within each individual. There are no neutral parties in my opinion. We are all part of the problem, therefore we must all be part of the solution.
Steve's wildlife paintings are truly exceptional. You can see some of Steve's work at his web site, http://fineartamerica.com/profiles/steve-greco.html
He studied at the Butera School of Art, earning his Bachelor of Arts degree in Commercial Art, Graphics and Advertising. He also attended Velmure Studio of Art in Wakefield; studied Marine Biology and Journalism at Middlesex Community College; and has an Associate's degree in Wildlife Conservation and Forestry from Harcourt School.