Chair:Barb Scott Co-conveners: Anne McGilvary and Laura Procunier Do Crew:Doreen Brisbin, Laura Procunier, Carole Moore, Wendy Adams, and Wendy Walker. These members have volunteered to help out at many of the following events.
Up-Coming Educational Events:
Each year the Foothills Art Club provides members the opportunity to expand their artistic horizons through workshops put on by professional artists. Artists from our club also share their expertise by offering demonstrations at evening and weekend workshops.
Watch for our list of presenters as they are scheduled throughout the year. For more information contact: Barb Scott
On the first Wednesday of every month, a club member presents on a topic of interest. These sessions are held at St Andrew's Church hall. Demos in the Fall 2017 - Spring 2018 Oct 11 - Marla Backwell March 28 Samantha Williams Chapelsky - Golden Rep
Upcoming Workshops: at Beaupre Hall Nov 4-5 Cheryl Peddie - Winter Landscape March 3-4 Karin Ritcher
The following are some of the artists and presenters that have joined us for past workshops:
Carole Bondaroff Jeremy Mayne Jan Gauthier Mary Lou Brooks David Kitler Curtis Golomb Linda Wilder Marla Blackwell Dale Kennard Anne McGilvary Michael Downs Tracy Proctor Ele Davies
Jerry Markham Leah Markham Shannon Luyendy Ursula Reynolds Linda Thomas Doug Swinton Jean Pederson Darcy Presiloski Karen Orser Sue Penry Robert E Wood Michelle Grant Jean Geddes
Tips on Pricing Your Artwork:
In the articles below the authors have been referenced within each of the documents and more information is available by searching their links on the Internet: - presentation by Wendy W. and Laura P. on February 5, 2014
Doug Swinton Workshops: A SPECIAL Doug Swinton October 28: a well-known Calgary artist and instructor demonstrated his techniques in oil painting. Doug is a “walking wealth of information and knowledge” and he readily shared everything he knows and does with Art. Go to Doug’s website is at www.dougswinton.com , and sign-up for his newsletter.
Doug Swinton's Five Levels ofDominance (from 2014) - Compositional Tools: 1. Motive: Select Dominant/Minimal areas and shape sizes (determines the Why and What)
Areas: foreground, mid ground, back ground
Shape Sizes: large, medium, small
Don’t forget the exit point
2. Centre of Interest: not in centre, golden rule, 13:5/8, DaVinci, primary, secondary, tertiary centres of interest. Contrast vs blurry areas 3. Value patterns: sizes. Dark, medium and light 4. Direction of Light: morning or evening, Not flat noon light. Light and shadows 70:30, 80:20 ( not 50:50). On all elements in painting. 5. Temperature: am cool, evening warm. Overall painting temperature - Warm/cool or Cool/warm should be 90:10 or 80:20 but not 50:50 or even 60:40. Colours: ex blue/orange 70:30 cool temperature. Note: Yellow, red, orange = warm. Blue, purple, green = cool.
Colour: (lest important element of a painting)
Hue – name of colour
Value – light, dark or medium
Chroma – bright (out of tube) or dull (add dot of opposite colour to grey down)
Yellows – CAD Yellow, CAD Yellow Light
Blues – Ultra Marine Blue, Manganese Blue Hue
Red – Quinacridone Rose
Orange – CAD Orange
Burnt Siena, Yellow Ochre (modifiers), Viridian Green for turquois and sage
Foothills Art Club - Critique Nights
On the third Wednesday of every month, bring along any artwork that you would like feedback on strengths or helpful suggestions on weaknesses. A club volunteer will lead each critique session. Participation in the critique is optional. 7:pm for approximately 15 minutes then free painting. This year's Critiques evenings are: TBA
February 1: Barb Scott - Water Soluble Graphite Pencils - Barb recommend buying the dark black pencil only. They are available in Calgary at Michael’s and at Colours Art and Framing. She also showed us her Graphitint 24 set (available for $57 Amazon.ca) with a limited colour selection. Barb demonstrated drawing and blending, water charging a brush and mixing graphite with water colour paint. She suggested painting on watercolour paper and PK5 Archival board (excellent whites). The graphite images become permanent when dry but should be mounted as a watercolour with matte board and under glass. The many finished projects that Barb brought in to show us of graphite art were truly inspirational.
January 22 & Feb15: Jean Geddes - Critiquing paintings.
January 11: Michelle Grant - Western Theme: Michelle talked about the politics and techniques of a professional western artist in Calgary. She demonstrated her painting techniques with an oil painting of a horse's head on 1/8" mdf board (Masonite). Michelle first used GAC100 to seal the mdf then covered the board with clear gesso (by Liquitex).
March. 5 & 6 Lorri Pullman-MacDonald:Acrylic Glazing techniques - Luminous Landscapes in Acrylics We learned how to give our paintings a glow with light. Lorri taught her favorite painting technique of layering glazes of paint using a limited palette of three primary colours. Photos from March 5th . . .
April 3: Ele Davies painted these fantastic sunflowers as she demonstrated "Wet on Wet" watercolour techniques using a variety of brush strokes.