Brush & Palette
2013 Club Calendar
The winner of the February Mini Show was Nancy Lewis with her painting "Spanish Valley Vista".
Thursday, March 20, 1:00 at the Art Center. Join us for Ann Kurz Chambers demo – Experimental art, mixed watermedia techniques. Learn to layer transparent washes of liquid acrylic or ink over texture created by plastic, gesso and tools to create depth and interest. Use these techniques to enhance your current work or to develop a new style of painting.
“My paintings evolve as I work on them – layer after layer, a synthesis of color, texture, light, shape and form that I have absorbed and record mentally from hiking in Colorado and Utah. I attempt to create a feeling of ancient timelessness and permanency whether canyon walls or ancient remnants of stone wrought by humans, durable monuments and nature’s icons.” Ann Kurz Chambers, M.A.
Thursday, April 17, 1:00 at the Artist Haven. Adventure is the inspiration for Susan Thiele’s award-winning watercolor art. Her April demonstration will be “Portraits on Yupo”. She’ll demonstrate how to take advantage of the unpredictability of Yupo, how to paint in sections, take advantage of the white of the paper and why it is important to be bold with the first layer on Yupo.
Susan became an artist quite by accident after a 25-year career as wilderness guide and international trek leader. She captures the wonder of world-wide cultural scenes, exotic ethnic peoples, plus landscapes, panoramas and vignettes of nature. Both a Studio artist and a Plein Air painter, she recently moved from New Mexico and is now based in Montrose County, Colorado. Her awards include Best of Show at the New Mexico Watercolor Society in 2009 and two third place awards at Plein Air Events in Moab and Teton Valley in 2013. In March of 2014 Susan received the “Best Colorado Artist” Award at Rockies West National Exhibition. You can view the stories behind her paintings on her website, www.SusanThiele.com.
Thursday, May 15, 1:00 at the Art Center, Nancee Jean Busse will demonstrate acrylic techniques for building a background and using backlighting to create a more dramatic painting. Nancee Jean Busse is an illustrator-turned-fine-artist who paints wildlife, equine, and western landscapes. She was profiled in the March issue of Southwest Art Magazine and Western Art Collector Magazine. Her paintings have also been featured in American Art Collector Magazine and the November, 2013 issue of Western Art Collector.
"I paint the things that make life worth living for me: landscapes, the natural world, and wildlife, especially birds. These things remind me that life is elegant and beautiful. Sometimes I paint simple things that feel vivid and full of life, like flowers or pets, or an image I can’t get off my mind.
I paint using acrylics, brushes, and panels or canvas. The vibrant colors and creamy textures of modern acrylic paint make me happy. Depending upon the subject matter, I either apply the paint thickly and pay close attention to each brushstroke, or use layer upon layer of thin, light-refracting glazes. My subject matter is important in determining the method with which I paint.
I paint realistically because I developed my drawing skills from an early age. Now I am exploring ways to combine my realistic style with less representational elements. I am striving to honor the beauty of the natural world within the context of my own inner vision.
I paint because I love it!
June, July, August - summer break (no meetings)
The Brush & Palette display at the Art Center gift shop is July and August. Take one or two small paintings to the gift shop July 1st, 2nd or 3rd (Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday) to be displayed.
President – Katie Hill 241-0410 firstname.lastname@example.org
Vice President – Elise Lind 433-4180 email@example.com
Secretary – Darcy Johnson 303 579-0127 firstname.lastname@example.org
Treasurer – Pat Richey 256-7777 email@example.com
Member Show – Linda Dembitsky 778-0321 firstname.lastname@example.org
Workshops – Bob Martin 242-9010 email@example.com
Programs – Vangie Hansen 985-5496 firstname.lastname@example.org
Newsletter/Publicist – open position
Membership Book Publisher - Darcy Johnson and Elise Lind
The Board of Directors serve as volunteers promoting the mission of the Brush & Palette club.