Travel Teacher Seminar
As you know Chris Thornton-Deason is coming back to Denver to teach again! Chris will be teaching Saturday and Sunday August 19 and 20 this year. We are co-sponsoring with the High Plains Chapter so the facility is great. We will have 4 projects in 2 days. You can sign-up for one day or get a discount and take both days! Delta paints and mediums will be provided for us by Plaid Enterprises.
Members $50.00 for one day or both days for $90.00
Non-Members $70 for one day or both days for $130.00
If you are interested in this seminar don't hesitate to contact me. There are only three seats left!
The project photos are on our website under seminars in the menu. I will also have color photos with me at our next meeting.
Travel Teacher Seminar Chair
For those of you who remember Ellen Stamilio's designs some are now available on Della's website. So far there are five patterns available in e-packet or paper packet form. We also added new e-patterns and paper packets by Rosemary West, CDA. In the future there will be more e-packets added for both artists. Very soon there will also be new patterns by Shara Reiner, CDA and Maxine Thomas.
Maxine Thomas will be teaching the next "Gathering of Folk Art Friends" in Waco, Texas for Della. I've seen the project photos and they are wonderful. The photos may be added to Della's website by the time you read this.
Peggy Harris Tips:
I am presenting some tips Peggy shared on Facebook. Listed below are some of those tips shared with permission from Peggy.
Did you know that Priscilla Hauser invented the angle brush? It was to be used to paint the boards on a barn under the slated roof line. Unfortunately, this "fad" brush is frequently used by painters for tasks that would be much better accomplished with a classic Flat brush (such as Priscilla's famous roses). If you find yourself constantly pulling out this brush, think again about its effectiveness!
Reminder: Always lay brushes flat to dry... keeps water from pooling in the ferrules. Also, plastic is not a suitable storage container for brushes as it does not breathe.
Always apply one coat of varnish to a painting before spattering snowflakes. Unwanted flakes can than be easily removed when dry with a Q-tip without smudging and smearing.
Only share your art with those that think you are wonderfully talented... because encouragement and praise are powerful teachers!
When mixing color always start with a very small amount of paint. If you like what you see, add equal proportions again to get more. If you don't like it, alter with tiny amounts of paint until you do. Otherwise it is easy to have a mountain of paint in no time as you play with it.
Color Wheel: The first known color wheel was invented by Sir Issac Newton (of gravity fame) in 1704 when he observed that white light shining through a prism separated into colors that could not be further broken down, such as a rainbow.
For the finest lines, such as cat whiskers, heavily load a liner with thinned paint, then remove excess paint on the palette before stroking. This insures the paint is throughout the brush and will unload properly. Never load a liner with paint just on the tip.
Peggy Harris ~
I read a great tip posted on Facebook yesterday. A lady was painting a Cheri Rol lamp insert and found that the paint was absorbing into the wood even though it was sealed. She wrote Cheri and told her the wood was twenty years old and what had happened. Cheri advised her to use two coats of sealer or basecoat with acrylic paint on older wood pieces that have dried out. I think all of us can benefit from this one. *grin*
That is all the news for this month. See you at our meeting this March.