|We had such a great meeting on Saturday, May 30, chock full of colored pencil info and discussion about upcoming events! It was held at the Bothwell Arts Center in Livermore.|
Our program consisted of five mini-demos of 10-15 minutes each by some of our award-winning members:
I think everyone in attendance brought something for “show and tell”, and wow, every drawing was terrific! I think our chapter will be well-represented in next year’s International Exhibition…..
At the end of the meeting we had a drawing for door prizes—a couple of Ampersand Pastebords contributed by Ranjini, and several items Denise brought back from last year’s convention: a pad of stipple paper, a sample pack of Bruynzeel pencils, and a combo pack of aquarelle paper and Bruynzeel pencils.
We decided it would be fun to have a plein air outing at Alden Lane Nursery in Livermore on June 20 at 8:30 AM. By arriving so early, we’ll beat the heat and have great early-morning light with water droplets on the many flowers there. We won’t plan an ending time, but you’ll probably feel like wrapping up by 1:00. You don’t have to draw—you can paint, or just bring your camera. There will be plenty of shade under the colossal oaks throughout, and their facilities are very nice.
Our next chapter meeting will be August 22 at the Bothwell Arts Center in Livermore. Maryann Kot will present “Finishing your Drawing”, which will include information about fixatives, photographing and framing your work. We’ll report on the CPSA national convention and I’ll have some goodies from it for more door prizes!
We are still planning our chapter show “Explorations in Colored Pencil IV” for September at the Pacific Art League in Palo Alto. Mike Purdy will soon line up a juror and prepare the entry form.
We have registered to exhibit in the Livermore ArtWalk on Saturday, October 10. We will have more details as the date approaches.
Since this year marks the 20th anniversary of our chapter, we are planning a special event at Campo di Bocce in Livermore. We picked first, second, and third choices for the date, all in September or October. Stay tuned for the exact date!
|During the business part of the meeting|
|Denise Howard demonstrated combining graphite with colored pencil|
|Ranjini Venkatachari demonstrated combining Neocolor II water-soluble wax pastels with colored pencil|
|Maryann Kot demonstrated using heat (an Icarus drawing board) with colored pencil|
|Mike Purdy demonstrated combining inks with colored pencil|
|Denise Howard demonstrated combining PanPastels with colored pencil|