Rather than our usual presenter, we will have a day to do
our art and/or have some of it critiqued. Bring something to work on
and/or bring some works that you like input on. Maybe you will get some
good suggestions for the one that didn't quite work, but you're not sure why.
Or just wow us with the good things you are doing. We'll meet at our usual
time and place, 1:30 p.m. at the Waco Charter
School, 615 N. 25th Street.
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 $6 for a regular membership.
to those who brought art, we had quite a few Show and Tells. The
artists provided comments about their art, and many of them solicited
and received suggestions for improvement. Not all of them were
photographed, but a sampling appears below.
Bill Franklin brought a
portrait of Judy based on a B&W photo of her at age 18. One
suggestion was to lighten the lips in order to shift attention to the
eyes. He also brought a painting of asters. There were
suggestions to make the background flowers lighter and use a slightly
red glaze to darken the foliage. Bill promised to try these and
bring the paintings back next month.
a talented artist who joined us on her first visit, brought a print of a
favorite painting, a self portrait, and a pair of pastel portraits,
representing quite a range of styles. Bettye Swartz and Gloria
Meadows brought a landscapes, and Linda Morales brought a reworked
painting of a boy at the beach.
Franklin brought a painting of a small town store, one of a papaya, and one of a nativity
scene in Mexico. We also saw a photo of her Gypsy
dancer painting that sold from our web site as a book cover. Rocky
Kelly brought a fantasy painting of dragons vying over a mirror, and
Charleen Isbell brought a painting of a girl fishing at Lake Waco,
DeVries brought a painting of a black swan and its babies, and Christine Niekamp brought one of a deer in the woods that she had framed at Studio
a few people, including Rocky Kelly and Linda Morales, brought pieces to
work on, and actually got a little work done. And most of us took
advantage of the good food supplied by Linda Morales, Bettye Swartz,
Charleen Isbell, and Judy Franklin.
We also decided to share a booth at the Apple Tree Bazaar
with Rose Jacobson, and discussed lowering the added fee for a web
gallery due to reduced costs.