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April 1 - Lillian Lemke-Jacoway -

             Acrylics on Watercolor Paper

We have enjoyed demonstrations by Lillian Lemke-Jacoway in the past.  You won't want to miss her newest demo, for which she will be using acrylics on watercolor paper.  Lillian has been teaching art classes at MCC since 1974, and has received many major art awards. These recognitions include works in oil, water color, acrylic and collage.  Recent painting trips, including Italy, have reaped major commissions, including oil portraits of a leading Italian family.  Join us at the Waco Charter School, 615 N. 25th Street, at 1:30 for refreshments and conversation.  The meeting begins at 2, and the demo starts soon thereafter.  And bring friends.  Remember that first time visitors are free, and new members can join for $2/month for the rest of the year.  At this point, that's $14 for a regular membership.

 

April 1 - Lillian Lemke Jacoway - Acrylics on Paper

Lillian demonstrated how to use acrylics on Arches 140 lb. cold press watercolor paper. She used easily removable painters' tape to hold the paper to the tilted backing board. She had made a pencil drawing of an old gas station in a landscape setting. She demonstrated a layering technique, which she said could be used for all water-based media, and oils as well. She started with light washes for the sky (left) and the grass (right), tilting the board to let the wash run down the paper.

She worked in a small area at a time. After her washes dried, she set the painting on an easel and applied darker, more concentrated paint to the building. She used dark purple for shadows and contrast, varying the texture and the colors. She enjoys adding touches of red.

Her palette consisted of cadmium red medium and light, ultramarine blue, cad yellow light, violet, and white. She mixed colors to get green and earth tones. She said she preferred to use paper with proportions of 3 to 4, and she usually uses filbert brushes. The unfinished painting at the end of the demo is shown at the left.

An advantage to acrylics is that they are quick-drying and they can be used on almost any surface. Lillian showed several studies which she had quickly done in watercolor, collage, and acrylic on canvas as examples of her layering technique and the use of water soluble black ink on a dry painting. The ink is touched with a wet brush to soften the lines. She also brought a painting of Pont Avigne in France (in both photos) that had won first place in a judged show at the Bosque Conservatory.

Our thanks to Lillian for an interesting demo, to Nancy Cagle, Charleen Isbell, Ellen Foster, Dorothy deVries, and Judy Franklin for refreshments, and to those who brought their art for show and tell, samples of which appear below.  Notably, more than half of those bringing art, brought something other than a painting, although some of them brought paintings as well.  Pat brought a purse holder with dichroic glass, Ellen brought hats, Linda brought embroidery, and John brought a wood carving.

Show and Tell

                             

 Pat Blackwell             Nancy Cagle               Ellen Foster               Linda Green

           

Gloria Meadows           John Vasek

Spring Paintings at the Waco Charter School

Nancy Cagle's fantasy paintings were displayed at the Waco Charter School for a couple of months.  They were replaced with winter paintings, which have now been replaced with spring paintings.  There is still room for a few more.  If you have a painting or two to contribute, you can do so at the next meeting.  Currently on display are paintings by Nancy Cagle, Ellen Foster, Gloria Meadows, and Bill & Judy Franklin.  The exhibit is in the lobby area in the front, but to the left of the entrance we use, as you come in.

 

 

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