Shirley Knollman will open each meeting with a little snippet or quote regarding art.
Our weekend To Do list:
Walk Dog - Get Groceries - Do Art
Sharon Roeder filled in for Deb and gave the report for the Evergreen show. Sharon mentioned that Mary Jane STILL NEEDS 2 more helpers for the hanging committee. Please call Mary Jane directly (NOT Deb Ward) to volunteer.
Shirley mentioned that Bonnie Rupe is out of town but has everything ready to contact the schools. If the recipient can be present at the May meeting, we can do a cake and a small reception for him or her. Susan Grogan and Sharon Roeder will do the cake, plates, etc. for that once we are sure the recipient of the award can attend.
Judy Reed noted that the Queen City Art Club is having Lynn Conoway, a fiber artist, give a presentation on April 8th. The program will be held at the Forest Chapel Methodist Church from 10-12 on the 8th, and you can contact Judy for more information.
Mary Moore reported that the Southeastern Indiana Art Guild is having a show in Aurora, and the reception is April 20th. Contact Mary if you need information about dates, directions, etc.
Sam Hollingsworth was our guest artist today. Sam was fortunate to attend a high school that stressed art. Each Saturday he was instructed at the Cincinnati Art Academy through his high school art department. He then went to the University of Cincinnati to study design. Because of his background and classes at the Art Academy, he had a strong foundation in drawing which gave him a leg up on others in the college of design. He currently teaches beginner and intermediate watercolor classes at Baker-Hunt in Covington, KY, and teaches Art History at the University of Cincinnati.
Sam held up a painting of a pipe by Rene Magritte, the Belgian surrealist. The caption below reads: “This is not a pipe.” Why? Because it is a painting of a pipe.
very little left – maybe just some local color – to finish up the painting. He worked this way on the demo.
* Managing mistakes and managing your expectations – that’s the essence of watercolor!
* People who make successful art are those who have made a lot of it. So the solution to your watercolor problems is paint more!! However, Sam had a sign on the desk by his demo that said: Think More, Paint Less. Which means planning is as important, or more so, than putting paint to paper.
* One of the best painting tools is your squint. If you squint at your painting, you can see if your values are working well.
Joyce Friedeman led the critique session and several members had paintings for critique today. REMINDER: Members are asked to bring ONLY ONE painting each month, and to have the paintings UNFRAMED.