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November 9 - Judy Franklin - Watercolor Techniques You Can Use
Judy Franklin will demonstrate watercolor techniques, live on paper,
also as used in her past paintings and those of others. Most of these,
such as composition, contrast, color combination, and
three-dimensionality, are applicable to any art medium. We will meet on
Sunday, November 9, at 1:30 pm at the Central Presbyterian Church, 9191
Woodway Drive, for refreshments and conversation. The meeting, including
the election of 2015 officers, will begin at 2 pm, followed by the
demonstration. Please bring your art for show and tell. Also bring
friends, who may attend free.
November 9 - Judy Franklin -
Exploring Possibilities in Watercolor
the election of 2015
(Pres: Judy Franklin, Vice Pres: Mary Behrens, Secretary: Nancy Cagle,
Treasurer: Pat Blackwell), Judy Franklin showed us a number of her
paintings to illustrate various themes and techniques. The techniques
included the techniques of pouring and backlighting. She also showed
painting with vivid action (right), and peaceful landscapes; moods of
happiness, innocence (left), and solemnity; portraits both tight and
loose; various textures and keys; and colors both bright and subdued,
harmonizing and contrasting.
a break for Show and Tell, she demonstrated how she painted, using three
partially completed paintings. The first was an Austrian boy in
traditional clothing, which already
had a random background wash and a pale multicolored shadow area (top
right). To this she began laying in stronger colors for specific areas.
The second was a portrait of an old man on
she had used masking fluid to reserve white areas of strong sunlighting
before washing in a background. To this she began darkening the shadow
areas (left). The third was a landscape of a bridge and buildings
blocked in to establishing the shapes and colors. She added details,
such as windows, to this (bottom right).
We thank Judy for an
interesting tour of her work, with lessons for all of us, regardless of
the media we use. We also thank those who brought refreshments and those
who brought works for Show and Tell, some of which are shown below.
Show and Tell:
Behringer Pat Blackwell
Christine Niekamp John Perdichi
November 17 to January 12 - Art Guild Exhibit at MCC
Members may enter up to three hangable works to the Ball
Performing Arts Center at MCC on Monday, November 17, between 2:30 and
3:30 pm. They must not have been displayed there before. We prefer works
at least 16" x 20" to inhibit theft. However, there has never been a
theft, so we will accept smaller works if you are willing to take the
possibly greater risk of loss. There are no limits on media or subject
matter. The exhibit will end January 12. Please help us make this a good
show by participating.
17-January 12 - Art Guild Exhibit at MCC
Only three members showed
up for this exhibit. They contributed seven paintings and three
photographs. This is a busy time of the year, but can't continue
to have exhibits unless more members contribute to them. Please do
better next time. Even though the number is sparse, the quality is good.
Come by to see them some evening, when they show best, and take in a
performance while you are at it. Some choices are listed below. All are
at 7:30 and FREE. Below that are photos of
the art. They can be enlarged by clicking on them.
Nov 24 - Guitar Ensemble
Dec 1 - Vocal Techniques
Dec 2 - Country Ensemble
Dec 5 - Chorale Concert
Dec 8 - Waco Jazz Orchestra
Dec 9 - Waco Community Band
Jan 8 - McLennan Steinway
Series Piano Concert
- Apple Tree Bazaar
Art Guild both was once again next to Pat Blackwell's awesome array. We
had a number of members who brought works and helped man the booth. They
included Gloria Meadows, Linda Green, Nancy Cagle, Karen Groman and Jean
Behringer. The big seller was once again Gloria Meadows' painted
rocks, but there a few other sales as well. A major purpose of this
event for us is to let people know we exist. We always hope that it will
draw new members, and perhaps it will. The photo at the right is our
booth, and that on the left is Pat Blackwell's. Click on one to enlarge
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.