Next Meeting: March 17, 2018 at 9:30 a.m.
NOTE: THIS MEETING WILL NOT BE AT THE GEORGETOWN PUBLIC LIBRARY!!!
Guest Artist: Will Klemm
Austin, Texas -based artist Will Klemm has shown his work nationally since 1993 and is a veteran of over forty one-man exhibitions. His work appear in museums and corporate and private collections including The Austin Museum of Art, United Artists, Fidelity Mutual, Motorola, Samsung, Dana-Farber Institute and many others. This is a rare opportunity for our members to watch a demo in Will’s East Austin studio, 506 Navasota. He has also invited us to come preview the art he has prepared for his next one-man show at Wally Workman Galleries. Members will receive information about carpooling opportunities from Georgetown to Austin for this special meeting. Seating is limited so please bring a folding chair with you.
April 21, 2018: Phillip Wade
May 19, 2018: Sonia Mathis-Colonna, framing techniques for pastels
There is a quiet thoughtfulness to the work of Denise LaRue Mahlke. Her paintings convey a sense of restfulness and peace. “My desire is to express through my paintings and drawings, the emotional impact that I feel in my experience of being in nature.” My hope is to give the viewer a deeper sense of connectivity to the beauty of nature.” Denise is a Master Signature member of American Women Artists and a Signature member of the Pastel Society of America.
Jan Weaver is a pastel painter living in Austin, TX. She graduated from UT with a Fine Art’s Degree, majoring in studio art in 1974. Jan studied with many artists in the pastel field, attending workshops several times a year to learn new genres and techniques. Her demo focused on pet portraiture.
Char Eppright strives to penetrate to the soul of her subjects, primarily in portraiture. Her work has been exhibited in shows and galleries around Texas and New Mexico. She has had the privilege of painting many prominent people, among those are the retiring district court judges for the Travis County Bar Association, the Texas Supreme Court and the Texas Court of Appeals.
Linda Dellandre achieved Gold Medal Master Circle Status with IAPS and Signature Status with Pastel Society Southeast Texas. She demonstrated her pastel techniques in painting street scenes, and held a mini-workshop after the meeting.
Eve Larson is well known as a portrait artist. A native of Austin, Texas, she has exhibited in many galleries and juried shows since 1985. She works in oil and in pastel. She demonstrated her pastel techniques in figure painting. Portraiture, still life and landscape are Eve’s areas of expertise. Ballet dancers are a continual inspiration to her artwork, and she thinks her dance background has contributed a gestural richness to her painting.
Gordon Fowler demonstrated his watercolor underpainting technique, which he layers with pastel for a vibrant and exciting final painting.
Gordon’s work has long been respected for his impressionist landscapes of Texas and Mexico. He’s been a painter for over three decades. The Wally Workman Gallery on West Sixth Street in Austin represents his work and has mounted multiple solo shows for him.
Kraig Kiedrowski, a San Antonio artist, gave a presentation on Degas and pastels, discussing Degas Japanese woodcuts and notan. He demonstrated creating a notan as a guide to painting a pastel, and seeing color as value with a notan as your guide.
Sonia Mathis offered a thoughtfully provoking discussion while visually motivating us to create more artwork. “The Essence of Sonia Marie Colonna-Mathis” presentation included a demonstration of how she uses pastels. She shared how her art journey has developed her artistic expression to be herself AND be collectable.”
Previous demos: Carolyn Hancock, Elaine Monnig, Maria Lyle, and Enid Wood.