Lynn Powers will speak about how she approaches painting portraits at the March meeting of the Corvallis Art Guild, at 7:00 pm on Monday, March 4th in the meeting rooms of the First Presbyterian Church (8th and Monroe, in Corvallis). Lynn is fascinated by the challenges of portraiture, particularly “the relationship of physical characteristics to personality.” She will be talking about what each artist looks for in a model “not … body type or character … but about the unique details you bring to your work that combine to make your work reconizable as your.”
Realizing that what she saw in a model was not the same as what her teachers saw, led her “to pay much closer attention to what it was, exactly, I saw. I studied one feature at a time. I made an inventory of where I noticed certain colors, darks, bounced lights, translucency, etc. The result changed my work. I hope other artists, frustrated with trying to discover their own path, will find my discovery process helpful.”
Lynn has been a watercolorist all of her life, with her mother, Jan Kunz, as her greatest influence. In 2000 she and her husband Jim started a video production company (Creative Catalyst Productions) that films artists and produces educational DVD workshops. She’s learned from each of the more than 80 artists with whom they’ve worked. Her work has shown locally and nationally, including A Woman of Color” accepted into the 2012 National Watercolor Association show, “Paul”, awarded the Achievment Award for the 2011 Watercolor Society of Oregon show and “Carol”, awarded the Best in Show award for the 2010 Watercolor Society of Oregon show. More of her work can be seen on her website, www.lynnpowersart.com.