The Grand Junction Brush and Palette Club offers one and two-day workshops throughout the club year. Local artists teach a variety of skills including, composition, technique with varied media. Everyone is welcome. Costs vary. Members receive a discount. Check back often for updates.
The library does not take a commission and cannot take part in any sales. Potential buyers will contact the artist directly. Artwork pick-up is April 30 from 9 am until 2 pm. Thanks to everyone who participates.
April-July 2021, B&P Display at the City Building. Open to all current members. There is no commission on sales.
Reach out for inspiration and learn something new, how to create beautiful art on Nature’s Canvas: a hard shelled gourd. Unlike their fall cousins, the soft shelled ornamental gourds, hard shelled gourds, once dehydrated properly, develop a wood-like outer shell. This surface can be painted, spray painted, dyed with ink dyes, colored with markers and colored pencils, wood burned, and drilled and cut into different shapes with a jigsaw. There are over 30 different varieties/shapes of gourds resulting in many opportunities to create a multitude of beautiful art pieces such as vases and bowls.
July 15, Ocotillo restaurant, 2325 W. Ridges Blvd, 11:00 lunch, 12:30 board meeting, 1:00 pm meeting
The Brush and Palette Club has reserved the classroom at Michaels every Friday afternoon. Unfortunately, Michaels has closed their classroom until further notice to help stop the spread of covid 19.
What does a judge look for in a painting?
- “Composition” – stay out of the center
- “Shapes” – shapes are unique and different
- “Lines” – lead you through a painting
- “Edges” – hard to soft; soft edges around the outside and harder in the interior and at the focal point
- “Color” – one color dominates, use an analogous color wheel
- “Values” – light to dark, enhance the focal point
- “Texture” – use tools in a variety of expressive ways to create texture
Order of a painting
- Stay out of the center – mark the center of your canvas and the center of each edge as a reminder
- What shapes – big to small
- Values – light to dark
- Colors – what is your mother or dominate color that you can satellite out from
Jac Kephart provided a two day workshop over January 23 and 24 to a packed gallery of 18 eager participants (sponsored by the Grand Junction Brush & Palette Group). As Bob Martin said, “He is one of the most benevolent artists I have encountered,” and never were words more true. Jac taught, shared information and knowledge, critiqued others’ efforts, and was an all around wonderful presence over the two days. Lucky were we who enjoyed and benefited from his teaching. Jac inspires creativity.
His workshops take participants from traditional still-life drawing to experimenting with paint, pastel, metallic papers, found objects and even tar. His career has been a progression from abstraction to traditional landscape painting, and a return to abstraction and a search for the ultimate creation.
Below are a few pictures from the workshop.
Above picture is that of Mark Chioni who shared his techniques of macro photography. Mark uses Jac’s works, among other beauty seen if one is open to looking for wonder, and photographs macro images, choosing most pleasing compositions of shadow and light for his work. Mark’s work can be seen at REDEDGEART. (Also look at FRONTIERGATES).
Lee Golter also shared his expertise of macro photography and picture manipulation. I failed to have my camera when Lee presented, but hope to share some of his work in a future post.