FBCAA Meeting Oct. 15: Watercolor demo/workshop with Bill Dale

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Regular meetings of the Farmers Branch-Carrollton Art Association (FBCAA) are held on the 3rd Tuesday morning of the month August through May (except Dec.) Guests are welcome – demos are free; mini-workshops are $10. Location: Craft Room of Farmers Branch Senior Center, Valwood & Dennis Lane, Farmers Branch.

Meeting schedule:
9:00 – 10:15 Open Coffee/Snacks
9:00 -9:30 Board Meeting
9:30-10:00 Short Member Meeting
10:15-12:00 Demo
12:00 – 1:00 Lunch/Brown Bag-it
1:00 – 3:00 Workshop

Guest Artist – Bill Dale Watercolor

Bill Dale Bio I began my art training as a kid with my mother who was a fashion illustrator in Kansas City in the 1950’s and 1960’s. From my her, I received valuable support, training and criticism. I graduated from the University of Kansas with a degree in Industrial Design in 1969. The most memorable thing from my college years was the 7:30 life drawing classes three days a week. I didn’t appreciate it then but now consider it some of my most valuable education. I began my professional career working in a design office in Wichita Kansas. There I learned the commercial side of art and honed my technical drawing and rendering skills. After 20 years, I opened my own design office in Texas. My primary profession is ‘Product Design’, specializing in exterior and interior styling, color, graphics, and illustration of aircraft and other transportation products.

I have been painting landscape/cityscape subjects and lately have been moving into more figurative work and portraits. Still trying to get control of the techniques, paints and materials. My work must be improving as I have been asked to do some “demos’ and small workshops for local art groups.

Some of my show awards:Texas Watercolor Society Annual Exhibition 2017 – Juror: Soon Warren – Jack Richeson AwardSouthwestern Watercolor Society Annual Membership Exhibition 2017 – Juror: Keiko Tanabe -Rob Erdle Memorial AwardSociety of Watercolor Artists 2017 Juried Membership Exhibition – Juror: Sarah Graham-Harman – Jurors AwardLake Granbury Art Association 2017 Fall Festival of Art – Juror: Ann Hardy – Best of ShowSociety of Watercolor Artists Fort Worth – 2018 International Exhibition – Juror: Don Andrews – 2nd PlaceWestern Federation of Watercolor Societies 2018 Annual Exhibit – Juror: Ted Nuttall – Best of ShowSouthwestern Watercolor Society Annual Membership Exhibition 2018 – Juror: Robert Burridge -2nd PlaceSociety of Watercolor Artists Fort Worth – 2018 Membership Exhibition – Juror: Bev Boren – 2nd PlaceLake Granbury Art Association 2018 Fall Festival of Art – Juror: Lindey Benson – Lake Granbury Art Association AwardAcceptance into Transparent Watercolor Society of America 2019 Exhibition – Jurors Lauren McCracken And Linda Baker

Workshop Supply List

For the afternoon work shop the attendees will need to bring their own subject to paint. Subject could be figurative, portrait, landscape, cityscape…whatever. I try to paint them all but abstracts…. not so much.

They can start a painting from the beginning or paint on something they have already been working on. If starting a new painting it would be best if they already have their drawing transferred to the paper.

Paper: For the workshop bring professional quality paper: Arches 140lb. cold press or rough is what Bill uses. Have drawing already transferred before workshop.

Paints: Tube Watercolor preferred, all brands, professional grade but student grade okay.

  • Cadmium Red or Scarlet Lake for our skin tones
  • Alizarin Crimson for our skin tones
  • Cad yellow and or Yellow ochre or Raw Sienna for skin tones
  • Ultramarine Blue, Cerulean Blue, Peacock Blue (Holbein) to “temper” our skin tones
  • Burnt Sienna to mix with Ultramarine for our “blacks”.

Brushes: At least 1 large brush (#12 or bigger) and a smaller detail brush.

I will have a lot of my own brushes with me, I’m happy to lend out.