|I know this painting has a blur - but that's because Helen is so animated - she never seems to stop moving!|
Monday, October 15, 2012
Helen Haberstroh did the program on pen and ink with a watercolor wash.
Helen takes her original drawing and has it reduced to a 4 x 6 print on “cover paper“. She will also make a copy of her original drawing with the color wash so that she can use it to copy from for her other prints.
Her favorite brushes for painting are Kolinsky brushes and Koh-i-nor .25 pen and ink from Jerry’s Artarama.
Helen gave us some advice. Paint things you love and play with it, then your painting will be successful.
The other thing she said which we have heard before is learn a technique from a workshop or program and then make it your own.
Helen entertained us during her program with many stories and her delightful wit.
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Minutes from October 2 Meeting
Deb started the meeting by welcoming back Mary Marxen who has been absent due to illness, and Howard Krauss who has been teaching aboard a cruise ship.
The quote for this month is “All the talented have known rejection”. Deb’s advice was that even if you have been rejected by one art show don’t be afraid to apply to other shows. We all have been rejected at sometime and still qualify for other shows.
Deb also asked if anyone had tried the technique that Trish had showed us during last months program. A few members raised there hands.
The Evergreen show had a good turn out of members and from the public. Prizes were given to the following people:
First place - Jean Vance
Second place - Susan Grogan
Third place - Kristi Mooney
Honorable mention - Lois Schaich
The other highlight of the show was Eileen Hulsman’s cake that she baked. Evidently it was a big hit with everyone who was there.
Pick up for your paintings from the Evergreen show is Monday October 29 or Sunday after the show closes. Be sure when picking up your painting that it gets checked off the inventory list. You can find the list in the reception office in a box labeled GCWS.
The November meeting will be the first Wednesday of the month as usual since the Viewpoint show was held earlier this year. After the meeting we will be ordering pizza for lunch to help entice members to stay for the paint along.
We will also be having an Art Sale before and after the meeting. So please bring along art books, or supplies that you no longer use but are in good condition to sell. You will need to put a sticker on the item with the price and you name and an envelope for money. If you don’t actually want to sell it you may place it on the free table.
Taylor Bush will be doing the program on portraits.
Today is the last chance to make the final payment for the Christopher Leeper workshop this month. Rhonda will be taking deposits for the Spring workshop starting February. She is hoping to have another workshop later next year possibly with Charles Rowland.
Future Art Shows:
Deb once again asked for someone to volunteer to head next years Art Shows. She said that she will not do it because she already does several other jobs along with being President of the club. We have until the December meeting for someone to come forward to chair the art shows. If no one volunteers then there will be no shows next year.
Mary Marxen was brought to the meeting by Terry Madden, a prospective member. Pat Deis - Gleeson joined today. Libby Hunt was a guest last month and also joined today.
Sally Wester gave us an update on the clubs financial report.
Women’s Art Club second Sunday show will be November 11 from 1-4.
Alice Fossett won second place in the Women’s art club annual Members Show. This Sunday is the shows last day.
Rising Sun Art Show starts Friday October 5. Both Deb Ward and Lois Schaich have paintings in the show. This show will be up for a month.
Minutes submitted by Kathy Kuyper