Tag: negative painting

Sharon Giles acrylic demo at SWA in Fort Worth Nov. 20

NEXT MEETING Nov. 20, 2017 . The Society of Watercolor Artists meets every third Monday from September through May with the exception of January, because of MLK day.  Time: 7pm. (6:30 critique by Jo Williams) Location: University of North Texas Health Science Center, Bldg. 2 – Everett Hall, Fort Worth, TX 76107. Directions see website: http://www.swawatercolor.com/

Guest artist: Sharon Giles

Sharon Giles is a native Texan, born in Dallas and living in Irving. A former librarian, she enjoys organizing and publicizing information about visual arts in the North Texas area through the website ArtNewsDFW.com. She is also the webmaster for Irving Art Association.

She belongs to several local art societies and has earned signature status from the Society of Watercolor Artists, Southwestern Watercolor Society and the Texas & Neighbors Competition.

Sharon will be discussing and demonstrating her negative painting and layering process in watermedia.

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Art Demos at Trinity Arts Guild: Curtis Frederick (Nov. 6) and Patty Jasper (Nov. 8)

The next Trinity Arts Guild meeting will be on Monday, November 6, 2017.

Location: Trinity Arts Guild Gallery, Bedford Boys Ranch, 2819 R. D. Hurt Pkwy., Bedford, TX 76095-0671 (817) 283-1422  www.trinityartsguild.net

Monday, November 6 Curtis Frederick at 7pm

Winner of the First Place Award for three dimensional art in the TAG 2017 Open Show.

I was born in Dallas, Texas and raised in Mesquite, Texas for the majority of my younger life. I now re- side in Rockwall, Texas where I own a landscape business. The love of art started at a very young age for me. As with many young artists, drawing was the first thing I was introduced to and could do well. It was not until college that I discovered clay. For me three dimensional designs was some- thing I could create in a fully immersed way. It is a challenge to make sure that each sculpture engages the viewer from all angles. Being somewhat of a re- bel, I try to push the envelope on the finishes of my clay pieces. You will find wood stain, acrylic paint, and even electrical tape on some of my ceramic sculptures. I also like to incorporate wood and steel to add an extra element to the piece.

I have found some of my best work comes from the imperfections, unplanned events, and through ex- perimentation. As I grow as an artist, I know that future is unknown but that is what drives me in this creative journey. My goal is to continue to challenge myself, to think outside of the box, and to bring something different and innovating to the art world.




TAG in the Morning

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 Patty Jasper   10am-noon

“Exploring Negative Painting”

Patty is grateful to the teachers, family and friends who have encouraged and supported her artistic pursuits. After moving to Texas, was able to reconnect with my love of art.
Patty has continued classes at TCC, she is active with both Haltom City’s Art In The City Gallery and TAG.

For our November Tag In The Morning meeting, we are going to explore negative painting. Bring your ideas or try some of our ideas. Will have some acrylics and canvas and watercolors and papers with brushes, few tools and containers. Let the fun begin!

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Open Art Session: Tree Art with drips & splats on July 17 – free!


Irving Art Association presents:

Tree art with paint drips & splats plus negative painting

Sunday, July 17, 2016  to

Jaycee Park Center for the Arts 1975 Puritan Drive, Irving, TX

Sharon Giles will be leading this free session. To sign up through Meetup, go to http://www.meetup.com/irving-art-association/events/232086829/. Joining Meetup.com is free also, plus you can receive notices about our free sessions & events. Or email Sharon at irvingartassociation@gmail.com to reserve your spot.

Let’s create an abstract tree painting using paint drips and splats with negative painting to refine it. Great drawing skills are not required.

Supplies: acrylic paint, brushes, canvas or paper, tabletop easel, water container, tape, paper towels, plastic tablecloth, apron etc. Pipettes, eyedroppers or spoons can be useful for dripping. If you want to use watercolor, bring white & black gouache also. (You can also bring a failed painting to transform.)

Preview the process by viewing the Bob Burridge videos and enjoy! (You can also sign up for his free Bob Blasts videos.) Of course, we will be working in smaller scale.

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Kim Collins Abstract Acrylic Demo Feb. 10 in Hurst


Wednesday February 10, 2016 9:45 am—12:00 Noon St. Philip Presbyterian Church 745 W. Pipeline Road Hurst, Texas 76053 http://midcitiesfineartists.org/

February Demo Artist Kim Collins Fort Worth acrylic abstract artist Kim Collins’ work is heavily influenced by the tangled forms, interwoven patterns and layers of shapes found in nature. Her demo will focus on abstract under paintings; then finding and refining the design using “negative” painting techniques.

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Linda Kemp watercolor demo for SWS April 14


Tuesday, April 14, 2015 7:00-9:00 PM
Lovers Lane Methodist Church
Ashbury Hall
9200 Inwood Road
Dallas Texas
(NW corner of NW Hwy & Inwood Rd)

Demo by Linda Kemp


Linda Kemp, CSPWC, OSA, SCA, will demonstrate her “positive approach to negative painting” technique at the April meeting. Linda has won many awards and has published books on her technique.

“There is nothing like an intriguing puzzle to get the brain working and few things more satisfying than finding a solution to a perplexing problem. So while some people take pleasure in working on the newspaper’s daily crossword puzzle I can’t resist sorting through and arranging shapes and colours.”

“In my attempt to interpret nature’s patterns and understand how the pieces fit together my strategy relies on two things, simplifying the complicated and taking an alternative negative, or subtractive, approach.”


Please join us for a Dutch dinner with Linda  at Cafe Express on Lovers Lane at 5:30 prior to the meeting.  Everyone welcome!
Reminder to bring any DVD’s that you have checked out


We want to see what you have been painting
so bring your latest creation for:

Painting of the month

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