SEPTEMBER MEETING, MONDAY, 19 SEPTEMBER
Don’t miss the September meeting of the Society of Watercolor Artists as we regroup after a summer hiatus!
Jo Moncrief, of Dallas, is our guest demo artist. JO MONCRIEF is continually turning the natural world around her into abstract compositions. On walks near her home she follows the patterns of shadows on the ground, the sun’s reflection on buildings and surroundings. Jo studies the intricate cracks and shading on the sidewalk and uses these patterns for many of her abstract designs. She studies the texture and pattern of people’s faces and figures turning them into abstracted images. Many of Jo’s paintings have a touch of humor or thoughtful message implied in the painting.
Jo began her artistic career as a ceramic artist. Gradually her ceramic artwork became less functional and more like paintings on clay. Her acrylic paintings reflect her clay background with lots of texture and the love of glazes and color. Jo paints or draws each day. Before she begins a painting, she prepares the canvas with texture. She then spatters, throws, lifts and/or moves paint around in a random manner to create an under painting. This under painting allows her to be more creative. Jo’s artwork can be found in galleries and many of the top juried art festivals in the U.S. Her artwork has been featured in articles in the Dallas Morning News, Fort Worth Star Telegram, Van Zandt County Line, and more.
Society of Watercolor Artists MONTHLY MEETINGS:
3rd Monday – September through May (except Jan and April 2016 are one week later)
January meeting is 4th Monday due to Holiday
6pm – Critiques with Jo Williams of Denton. Bring a painting which is in progress or completed for a critique. Or, enjoy learning as other pieces are critiqued
7-7:15pm – General meeting with announcements and introductions of newcomers
7:15pm – Introduction of guest artist and demonstration begins
8:00pm – Break for refreshments and view and vote on “Painting of the Month”
8:15 – Guest artist continues demo
8:45 – “Painting of the Month” winners are announced