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August  2019 Newsletter

President's Message - Nancy Glassman

I hope you are all having a great Summer!  It's hard to believe school is starting and fall will be here soon.

Thank you Ginny Sparlin for coordinating the donation, of the backpacks painted by our Chapter, to Kenzi Cause.
It is always a good feeling to know we are helping a good organization.

Have you  received the Chapter Distinction Award email?   SDP has emailed an e-packet, designed by Peggy Harris, to each member on our Chapter roster.  The Chapter Achievement Award recognizes chapters for their efforts in activities that promote Decorative Painting.  Thank you Rocky Mountain Hi members for all your participation and  hard work.

September 13, 2019 is our annual Art Show and High Tea. Thank you,  Karon Sorensen for  planning and organizing  this event.  It is always awesome to see all the Art our Talented Members have painted.  If  you have not already signed  up,  please see the Program Report in this newsletter for more details.
See you  August 19, 2019  at the Chapter Meeting.
Vice President/Program Report - Lisa Lewis/Karon Sorensen

This is our project for our August meeting.  “Buck Deer Silhouette”.   This is a fun project that can be finished within our meeting time.
Please bring to class the following items.
8 x 10 inch 140# piece of watercolor paper.
Watercolor paints - any blue, purple, rose matter or opera, orange, yellow, paynes gray or black.
3/4 inch brush, 8 or 10 round, good liner or rigger.
graphite paper, 2 black sharpie pens one fine point and the other ultra fine.

Looking forward to seeing everyone for this project.
Karon Sorensen

Community Outreach- Ginny Sparlin

Our back packs have been donated to Kenzi's Cause. This organization was started by Jessica Bachus after her daughter was stillborn. She started with an annual toy drive for under privileged children and it has grown to provide not just toys but: books, toiletries, back packs and lunch boxes. They fill the back packs with school supplies. It's all done with donations. They were very pleased to receive the back packs our chapter painted.
Thank you all for your hard work.

Art Show and Tea - Karon Sorensen

Please support your chapter by attending our Art Show and Tea on September 13.

This is a delightful event where you can show your art work to other members, guest, and enjoy a delicious variety of treats.

Our numbers are down for this event and need your attendance, come, also ask a friend to join with you.

Please bring an easel for each of your pieces you want to display.

Call or send me an e-mail to karonsorensen7@gmail or 303 617-3490. I have to give the caterers an accurate account by September 2. 

Hospitality Report - Andrene Schmelzer

Hospitality thanks Karon, Catherine and Linda for bringing snacks  in July.
For August Verlene  will bring cheese and crackers, Lisa veggies and Nancy Glassman something sweet.
Thanks for bringing.


Sunshine Report- Karon Sorensen

We want to wish the following  members a “HAPPY BIRTHDAY “

Marilyn Corners August 6
Elissa McAlear August 29
Best wishers for a delightful day!

Travel Teacher Seminar Chair Report - Melinda Barnes

Colored Pencil Class with Paula Leopold

As you all are aware of we took a vote of the membership and the seminar project will be changed to a "Christmas Tea Pot". The seminar is October 5th at the Garden Plaza from 9 AM to 4 PM. Price for members is $55.00 and $65.00 for non-members... this includes your lunch. The paper with the pattern already applied is $3.00 per student.  If you can't attend our next meeting contact me so you don't miss this amazing class.

Melinda Barnes

Tole Chatter - Melinda Barnes

It has been confirmed by the High Plains Decorative Artists chapter... Mark Polomchak is coming back to Denver to teach in 2020! Mark will be here in August or early September. We will share more information as soon as it available.

Just Paint by Golden Artists Colors has more interesting articles you can read on their website. You may find this article interesting... "Backing Boards for Canvas Paintings".

For those of you who are animals lovers, like me, will find this article by Golden Artists Colors interesting. "Vegan and Animal-Free Paints & Art Materials"

Another article from Golden, "Defining Warm and Cool Colors: It’s All Relative" is an interesting read.

Christmas Gnomes is very popular the past few months. Renee Mullins has an adorable assortment of gnomes from ornaments to porch sitters! If you visit her website don't miss the "Freebies" on her site. Many free cute patterns to paint.

Patty Rawlinson has so many wonderful things on her website. Patty recently added a short video on how to use checks and banding with stencils. Patty runs a lot of sales on her products. If you don't want a daily sale email, don't sign up for her newsletter. :)  If you are looking for a painting tool of any kind the first place I would look would be on her website. Patty runs a sale on painting tools twice a year. Check out her site here...

Artists Club
I noticed in their clearance section there are lots of books marked down 80% or more. Everything on their website is 40% off right now. Don't forget to download any of their free patterns while they are still available.

Here is an artist I found recently... love her work! Gini Deaton - Oil Artist

International Egg Art Guild
Our own Debbie Poster is the secretary of this organization and travels all over the country to do shows. Debbie's eggs are extraordinary. If you would like to know more about this organization take a look at their website.

TIPS: Here are some more useful tips from Peggy Harris, used with permission.
1. If transfer lines cannot be removed with an eraser, remove them with a cotton swab or brush and orderless thinner. When working in acrylics, rinse the area with water after using thinner.
2. When painting animals, choose white transfer paper when possible. If white will not work, use gray. Colored transfer papers (especially blue) are not a good choice because the color mixes into the fur color as you paint!
3. Store painting magazines in laundry detergent boxes. Remove the lid, cut a "V" at the top of one end (for easy loading and unloading), spray-paint with Krylon Fusion Spray Paint, fill with magazines, and line up on a shelf. These storage containers are free, easy and also look good.
4. When using an X-ACTO knife to cut curved lines, move the paper not the knife, as you go through the curves. This prevents the unyielding knife from trying to swerve off track!
Peggy's Website:

If you would like to take a trip down memory lane my brother is selling another classic car he restored. I built this website to feature the 1967 Nova SS which he restored to the way it was driven off the showroom floor... better in some cases. Sorry, this isn't paint related unless you count the paint job on the car. <wink>

WEBSITE and FACEBOOK - Melinda  Barnes

Be sure to check our website for the most recent information concerning chapter meetings and events. Also you will find many photos taken at our meetings and seminars.

We are also on Facebook. Please visit our chapter page and like us! This helps our chapter to be more visible to possible new members.

Newsletter Compiler - Verlene Siska
Rocky Mountain Hi Chapter

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