Lake Granbury Art Association May News

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Meeting on May 10th, Spring Membership Show, May’s 3rd Saturday Workshop Shanley House Gallery | 224 N. Travis | Granbury, TX 76048

Demo Artist at Monday’s (May 10th) Meeting
Sheri Jones
Oil Painting – Plein Aire in oils with palette knife

Annual Spring Membership Show
Details about the Annual Spring Membership Show will be available at Monday’s meeting.  A newsletter will follow with details after Monday’s meeting.

3rd Saturday Workshop May 15th, 9-4
Sheri Jones
Plein Air
Please email Linda C Miller at to sign up for workshop or sign up at meeting on May 10th.

When Painting Outdoors (en plein air) these are the supplies I take with me. Feel free to use what you are accustomed to.  Dress appropriately, I always check weather forecast before I leave. I recommend dressing in layers with neutral-colored shirt or jacket.

*Portable Easel 
*Bags on wheels to carry supplies
*Canvas/panel/paper to paint on. Recommended Size: Approximately 8×10 or 9×12 or 11×14
*Paints.  I will be working and demonstrating in oils. You’re welcome to work in your favorite medium of choice.
*Solvent to clean brushes (oil: odorless mineral spirits; watercolor/acrylic: water.  (TIP: in winter, you can add alcohol to your water to keep it from freezing)
*Brushes: I use bristle filberts and flats #2, 4, 6, 8,12 for landscapes.
*Palette knife: I use a variety of thin diamond-shaped knifes, 1 inch to 2 inches long″ 
*Paper Towels  
*Hat to shade from the sun’s glare
*Small trash bag for soiled towels
*Insect repellent
*Folding chair, if needed
*Snack, bottled water
*Sense of humor
*Most of the supplies above can be purchased
Dick Blick or Jerry’s Artarama
*Wet paintings: be sure to have a shallow cardboard box in your car to keep your painting safely secure when traveling home. ~Sheri Jones

Titanium White
Cadmium Yellow Light
Cadmium Red Light
Permanent Alizarin Crimson
Burnt Siena
Dioxazine Purple 
Ultramarine Blue
Sap Green

Palette layout: I lay out my paints in the same order as they are listed. Photography News
Hello Photo friends:
You are invited to attend the May 2021 meeting of the Granbury Camera Club. We’ll gather at 6:30 p.m. at The Shanley House. There are three activities on our very full agenda.

First, a possible new member, Paul Johnson, will talk to us briefly about a project in June involving volunteer photographers. He is helping with a golf tournament benefiting the Pecan Plantation Fire Dept. and he is looking for photographers to help with the effort. I’ll let him explain, but if you like golf and like to volunteer your time, you may be interested in this opportunity.

Also, you are invited to bring some of your photos from our last meeting’s walk-about to share with the group. Bring your .jpg files on a flash drive and be prepared to discuss them with us.

And next – our main presentation – member Jim Hill will teach us about the use of Negative Space and Minimalism in photography. He will show us some examples of his wonderful work discussing natural lighting and the use of low budget lighting to achieve these types of photos. Jim says, “This is photography that you can make at home or on the road.”

I am so excited we are back together! Please remember that masks are still suggested for meetings at The Shanley. I look forward to seeing everyone! ~Phyllis Webster