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October 12 - Bill Franklin - Use (or not) of Perspective
Guild member Bill Franklin will demonstrate the use
perspective in laying out a painting. Included
will be both the use of vanishing points and the use of such effects as
size, value, contrast, and sharpness. A layout illustrating these points
will be demonstrated, and examples will be shown of the use
of these techniques in paintings, or the lack thereof. In
some cases, artists choose to ignore some of these techniques in order
to achieve certain effects. This may give you a new perspective on
We will meet at the Central
Presbyterian Church, 9191 Woodway Drive on Sunday, October 12. Be there at
1:30 for refreshments and conversation. The meeting and demo will begin
at 2. Bring some art for Show and Tell, and bring a friend to enjoy the
demo with you. Visitors are welcome, and first time visits are free.
Nominations for 2015 Officers should be made at this meeting.
October 12 -
Bill Franklin - Perspective Effects, or Not
Bill Franklin showed many examples of paintings exhibiting perspective
effects - or the lack
thereof. He began with vanishing points (upper right photo), then
elicited comments from the audience to bring out other techniques used
to make two-dimensional paintings appear three-dimensional. These
included the overlapping of distant objects by closer ones, haze in the
far distance, and greater size, sharpness, detail, contrast, and color
saturation in the foreground. He then showed
examples of art using these techniques (upper and lower left). He also
showed examples of artists who deliberately misused some of these
techniques to achieve eye-catching effects. In the case of Picasso, he
the progressive abandonment of proper perspective during his career.
After the break, he demonstrated the use of vanishing points to
establish an accurate sketch for the “bones” of a painting (lower
right). The sketch is faint; you need to click on the photo to enlarge
it and see anything at all.
Thanks to Bill for his
presentation, to the several members who brought refreshments, and to
those who brought art for Show and Tell, some of which are shown below.
Show and Tell
Charleen Isbell Christine
Niekamp Kit Travis
November 30 - Deadline for the Hunting Art Prize Entries
Entry is by email. A good photo of your
art (one entry per person, between 1 and 2 MB) is required. Details are
There is no entry fee, and if your art sells, there is no commission.
There is only one prize - $50,000. If accepted, your art must be
delivered to Houston around April 1 and picked up after the Gala about
May 1. The Gala is by invitation only to collectors, dealers and the
artists in the show. It is fabulous.
The Art Guild of Central Texas has scheduled the following exhibits:
November 17 - January - MCC Ball Performing Arts
= Exhibit rules are found on our Bylaws & Rules Page.
For more information on competitions visit
Locations to Paint as a Group