Our next general membership held on Tuesday, February 17th at Elgin Artspace 51 S Spring, Elgin. We will have a social hour from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. followed by a presentation by Marcia Gutierrez on woodburning. Members and non-members alike are invited to attend.
Photography might be Marcia's first love but she is always looking for ways to integrate her photos into other art medias. That’s how she became interested in woodburning. She loves the smell of the wood as she works (a great winter art) and how she can create different textures and patterns with the variety of woodburning tools available. The original photograph starts to take on a new life of its own as it slowly appears on burnt wood. Color is added with either watercolor paints or stains. As for the photography, Marcia says that, “now when I go out to photograph I not only visualize how it will look as a final print but I also consider how I can work with the image on wood.