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
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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
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.