Painting Demonstration at Wendell Gilley Museum
August 17 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Master Carver Floyd Scholz gives a four-hour demo of his airbrush painting technique at the Wendell Gilley Museum on Wednesday, Aug. 17, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
“The art of bird carving is not ‘wooden taxidermy,'” Scholz says. “Bird carving is sculpture in its highest and purest sense.”
Scholz replicates a dazzling array of feather colors, patterns and plumage variation as part of his work. From the cryptic patterning found throughout the body of a great horned owl, to the brilliant blue of a male bluebird, he says bird artists are faced with the daunting challenge of replicating this on the hard surface of the carved, wooden bird.
He invites you to challenge yourself to learn more about this “most important aspect of the art form by joining me for an in-depth demonstration of dynamic color theory, and procedure including airbrush demonstrations.”
The demo will include the importance of surface preparation and proper color application to bring forth the beauty and subtlety of a bird`s plumage. All aspects of the art form including design, carving, texturing and most importantly the painting process will be covered in great detail. Special emphasis will be placed upon the versatile application and magic of airbrushing.
Questions are welcome. There is no fee, but registration is required. You may attend all or part of this demo.
For more information, call 244-7555 or visit https://www.wendellgilleymuseum.org/events.