Members were given an oil painting demo by Milwaukee artist Beth Stoddard at our July 2021 meeting on Wednesday the 21st. Having a lot of experience painting en plein air and recently completing a long-term project to paint all 156 of the Milwaukee County Parks, Beth was able to paint a simple landscape for us while explaining her composition, color and tone choices as she worked. We enjoyed the presentation immensely. Artists who had done any of the recent monthly challenges were able to have them displayed to the group. Those are always a good way to grow as an artist. Join our Waukesha Creative Arts Facebook group to see more photos.
Here is her bio:
Beth Stoddard is a Milwaukee artist who draws and paints from life with a modern sensibility. Working in oils primarily en plein air, she recently completed a long-term project to paint all 156 of the Milwaukee County Parks. She’s currently 2020–2021 ARTservancy artist in residence at the Milwaukee Area Land Conservancy property Fitzsimmons Woods.
Wisconsin born, she studied art in Philadelphia, obtaining degrees from both the University of Pennsylvania and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.
Her painterly realist pieces are held in private and corporate collections nationwide. When not painting outdoors she serves as a judge/ juror and teaches observational drawing and painting.