The June meeting will be Sunday, June 1, at Nancy Cagle's
home, 4017 Meadow Brook Road at 12:30 p.m., or as soon thereafter as you
can make it. If you haven't been there, Meadow Brook is hiding
near New Road. It intersects Huaco, which is one street northwest
(north in Waco-speak) of the flashing yellow light for Crestview
Elementary. Coming from that light, you turn right on Huaco and
right again at the next intersection onto Meadow Brook. Nancy is a
few houses down on your left.
Bring one or more art works that you would like advice
on, and a dish to share. We'll make it lunch followed by a
critique session. Maybe that painting that never quite seemed
right can be fixed. If not, at least there will be good things to
eat! This might also be a good time for you to bring art works
that you would like to have photographed for your web gallery.
Other changes can be made in the galleries also, such as the sequence in
which items appear or price updates.
We shared pot luck dishes and conversation around the
to the living room to critique the paintings that people brought.
asked for suggestions to improve the clouds in the one she is shown
holding at the left. Judy Franklin brought a mother and child
painting (shown at the right) that drew one suggestion: that the hair
could be reduced a bit on the upper right.
Bill Franklin brought the one shown at the left. He
that the bright sky, contrasting strongly with the cliffs, drew
your eye to what was essentially an empty space. A few suggestions
were made, but none that solved the problem. Charleen Isbell, who
has been busy painting, brought eight new paintings, most of which we
looked at and commented on, including the one at the right. Frank
Letzler provided her detailed analyses of a couple.
We were delighted to have a new artist bring two of his
Neal is shown at the left with a large, unmounted fantasy painting which
he painted in oils on a canvas thumb-tacked to his bedroom wall. He has
also painted several about 24 x 30, some of which are portraits of
residents at Regent Care Center, where he works. Anthony has had
no formal training, but clearly has talent. Nancy offered to
connect him with others doing, displaying, and selling fantasy
Anthony, there were only ten of us in attendance. The rest of you
missed a good time and good food. And we missed your company and
your art. We hope to have more of you back next time. Lets
resolve to make summer a time to spend painting indoors out of the heat.