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February 10 - Roy Weaks - oils - New Location!
We will be
at the Central Presbyterian Church, 9191 Woodway Drive,
is the westbound (actually Southwest) feeder
street for Hwy 84.
Take the intersection Estates
Drive Exit. The
church is just beyond Walgreens
and the BBVA bank. The time will be
the usual 1:30 for
refreshments and conversation, with the meeting
beginning at 2:00.
Roy Weeks is
a successful Cameron artist,
who will show
paints and some of his
paintings. Roy works in oils
and paints many different subjects -
people, animals, landscapes,
seascapes, fantasy - some of which are
And, like our own Pat Blackwell, he will paint
that sits still
enough. Should be fun. Come,
bring your art for
Show and Tell, and bring friends.
Also, Roy is donating a framed painting for a door prize.
What a deal!
Remember that it is (past) time to pay
dues, which are now $100 Sponsor, $24 Basic, $36 Gallery, and $12 Student, plus $5 for all of
these (except Sponsor) if you have no email. Pay at the meeting or send a
check made out to AGCT to our P.O. Box 23994, Waco, TX 76702.
February 10 - Roy Weaks - oil painting
Weaks, demonstrated his techniques for oil painting for us. He said he
was color blind for the color green. His wife helps him choose paint
colors that he has trouble seeing accurately. He said he will paint on
often uses found objects, such as discarded satellite dishes, an oil
funnel, plastic florist containers, a tin bucket on a candle holder, a
saw blade, and cabinet doors. Some of his work is show at left and
sands and primes the surface, paints with oils, and varnishes when
finished. He brought several of these items that he had transformed into
works of art. He also brought many paintings illustrating
subjects and bright colors that he is fond of. He said he particularly
likes to paint animals, people, details such as hair and eyelashes, and
reflections. He showed us a detailed pencil drawing on canvas which will
become a future painting. He is a published author of children's books
which he illustrates, and often speaks to students about drawing
cartoons. For more about Roy visit his web site rvweaks.wix.com/roys-art.
his demonstration he showed his techniques for painting clouds and trees
as he began a landscape painting on a blank canvas. Using a styrofoam
plate as a palette, he started with white and blue paint. He scrubbed on
blue paint with a small “dirty” bristle brush, with the lighter paint at
the bottom of the sky
and darker blue higher up. After scrubbing in the blue of the sky, he
lightly brushed over the area with a wide soft flat brush. For clouds he
put pure white paint on his small brush and, deftly created fluffy
clouds in the blue sky, placing them to enhance the overall composition
of his painting, and adding highlights. As before, he lightly brushed
the finished clouds with the soft wide brush.
add a tree to his landscape, Roy used black to lightly draw lines giving
the general position of the tree. He then scrubbed in large shapes for
the foliage, and added details by patting them in with a small brush. He
yellow ocher, cad yellow, and white. He showed that the light was coming
from the left by painting the right side of the foliage darker. To make
an old building, he created the shape of the building by
burnt umber with a palette knife, using leftover paint of several colors
for a rustic look. With a small brush he added earthy colors to the
original wet paint to add details of the siding boards. He will add
highlights to the roof a few days later when the paint has become
somewhat tacky to the touch. For the bushes in the foreground he
alternated lights and darks, bringing out the shadowed and highlighted
areas. He began a walkway from the house before he completed his
donated the framed landscape paintings at the right for a door prize,
and Judy Franklin won it. We thank Roy for sharing his secrets, some
which will surely be emulated by our members, and for donating a
painting. We also thank those who brought refreshments and those who
brought works for show and tell, including new member Elisabeth
Montgomery. Examples are shown below.
Show and Tell:
Elisabeth Montgomery Christine
The Art Guild of Central Texas has scheduled the following exhibits:
= November 19 - January
7 at MCC.
= July 2013 Carleen
= Exhibit rules are found on our Bylaws & Rules Page.