Skyfire

$5,600.00

24 X 40
29 X 45 Framed
Oil on Linen

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b.1953

Marcia Molnar is best known for work representing her life in Arizona, where she has lived for the past 30 years. Not limited to any one subject matter, her first paintings were portraits influenced by the Wyeth family and Mary Cassatt. In 2000 she began to experiment with other subjects as grand as a sunset in Sedona to the simplicity of pears on a shelf, influenced by Ed Mell, George O’Keffee and Maynard Dixon.

Marcia says of her style-
“It’s important that my work reflect who I am and what I love. I will always be sitting firmly on the fence between contemporary and traditional realism. It would be nice if I could just settle into a box where people knew what to expect from me and it probably would make things easier for my husband, but what fun would that be? I love the rythm of paint on a canvas too much to give in to tight realism and when I simplify things I begin to miss the beautiful details I find in the world around me.”

Marcia’s father, Jay Schmidt, was an artist and a gallery owner. He started a small gallery in Carmel, CA, The New Masters Gallery, which Bill Hill took over and made it into what it is today. Her brothers, Tim Schmidt and Brad Schmidt are artists as is her husband, George Molnar.

Marcia Molnar Painting, Oil on Linen 24 X 40 (Interest categories: Oil on Linen, Blue, Landscape, Painting, Traditional Paintings, Fine Art, Art Gallery, Marcia Molnar Artist)

Desert Caballeros Western Museum, Wickenburg, AZ, The Schmidts and the Molnars, 1987
Phippen Museum, Prescott, AZ, The Homecoming, The Other Side of the West, 2005
Desert Caballeros Western Museum, Wickenburg, AZ, Cowgirl Up!, 2006
Desert Caballeros Western Museum, Wickenburg, AZ, Cowgirl Up!, 2007
Southwest Art Magazine 1987
Southwest Art 2004, Artist to Watch
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OPEN

Tue – Sat
9:30am-5:30pm

Workshop Materials List

1. Clay – Chavant Le Beau Touche. Get the regular clay, not HM (high melt).
2. Clay warming devices, a metal bucket with a clamp on heat lamp or 100 W bulb works great.
3. Tie wire.
4. Aluminum foil.
5. Scissors.
6. Favorite sculpture tools.
7. Plank of wood (pine) approximately 8″ x 8″ x 2″.
Bring as many planks as you wish…the wood is used as the base for your sculpture.
8. Plumber’s pipe, 1/2″ threaded: Bring several different lengths…up to 10″…not PVC pipe.
Plumber’s pipe T joint.
Plumber’s pipe couplers.
Plumber’s pipe flange.
9. Screws and screwdriver to secure the flange to wood…this may be done before you arrive. (Place flange in the center of plank)
10. Wire cutters
11. Needle nose pliers
12. Rubber mallet.
13. Spatula
14. Measuring devices such as rulers, measuring tape, dividers, and calipers.
15. Because we concentrate on BIRDS IN FLIGHT, live models in the classroom are more distracting than useful. I will demonstrate the technique of constructing a cantilevered bird armature that can be used for many different bird species and will show you how to assemble shapes to capture the “gist” of the specific bird.
16. Bird field guides such as Peterson, Stokes, Golden, or Sibley. Sibley’s Guide to Birds (not Sibley’s Guide to Bird Life and Behavior) is best if bringing only one field guide. This popular book can usually be purchased at any bookstore.
17. Bring your laptop to the class if possible.
18. Bring your sketchbook.

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