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Lin Hampton

This month’s Art Talk (July 10) features a pastel demonstration by artist and creative motivational speaker, Lin Hampton.

Lin will be giving a brief history, where she has been, and where she thinks she is going today. She will have examples of her many venues that she is currently pursuing and will complete a demo of a pastel painting including the information on how she hides images in her art.

Lin’s work can be seen at the Farmer’s and Merchant’s Gallery in Pilot Point, Texas. Ms. Hampton lives in Denton, Texas with her husband, three cedars, two cats and two cows. You can view more of Lin’s work at her professional web site

Posted under Art Talk on July 5, 2012 by Brandi  |   No Comments »
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Oil Painting Demonstration by Bev Boren

Accomplished oil painter Bev Boren gave a great painting demonstration on March 13. The demo started promptly at 7:00 and continued until 9:30. The member meeting was held during the 20 minute break.

Bev started out with a blank canvas. She proceed to rough in half the panel with a mix of mineral spirits and burnt umber. Ms. Boren then wiped out the general shape of the objects on the picture surface. Next she blocked in the shapes on the canvas. With each consecutive layer of paint Bev defined the shapes, adding shadows and highlights. Ms. Boren continued until she finally added details to the piece. All in two hours, Amazing! Below are photos of the demonstration, as well as a photo of the finished piece.

If you are interested in learning more about how to block in a canvas, I recommend you pick-up a copy of Ian Robert’s book with 40-Minute Instructional DVD, Mastering Composition, techniques and principles to dramatically improve your painting. North Light Books.


Posted under Art Talk on April 13, 2012 by Brandi  |   Comments Off
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Watercolor Demonstration by Artist Cecy Turner

Mueller Aspens by Cecy Turner

On April 10th a watercolor demonstration was be given by artist Cecy Turner

Cecy Turner is an award-winning artist who has been painting and teaching for the past thirty-five years. She takes ordinary subjects and makes them seem magically “bathed in light.” She loves to paint a large variety of subject matter to continue the challenge with each new painting and she constantly works on her development as an artist. Her frequent plein air painting gives her much pleasure because of her lifelong love of the outdoors, as well as sharpening her decision-making and observation skills at the same time.

Cecy’s work has been selected for numerous national exhibitions, including Oil Painters of America, Top 100 Arts for the Parks, Top 100 Paint the Parks, American Artists Professional League Grand National Exhibitions, National Watercolor Society, Oil Painters of America and National Oil and Acrylic Painter’s Society. Her paintings have won awards in most of these competitions. Awards so far in 2011 include the Merit Award for Landscape in the Salon International at Greenhouse Gallery in San Antonio, TX, Award of Excellence in the National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society “Best of America” and the Irving Art Center $1,000 Award of Excellence in the Texas and Neighbors Exhibition.

Cecy’s work has been shown in numerous solo and group shows in the United States and Japan. Her work is found in private and public collections throughout the United States and Europe, such as the Brevard Art Museum, National Audubon Society and Paralyzed Veterans of America, to name just a few.

Rose Glow by Cecy Turner

Cecy is a signature member of the National Watercolor Society, Southwestern Watercolor Society, National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society, Women Artists of the West, American Plains Artists, Associated Creative Artists, Outdoor Painters Society, Plein Air Artists Colorado and Texas and Neighbors. She has also been designated as a Fellow of the American Artists Professional League. Articles about Cecy have been published in American Artist Magazine, Watercolor Artist Magazine (cover, February, 2010 issue), Southwest Art Magazine, Art of the West Magazine, Western Art Collector, Home and Heritage Magazine and North Light Magazine, and her work has been featured in The Best of Flower Painting. She was chosen as an “Artist to Watch” by Southwest Art Magazine in their July, 2006, issue.

Cecy’s web site is .

Posted under Art Talk on April 13, 2012 by Brandi  |   Comments Off
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Darla Bostick Demo

Darla Bostick – a Demonstration with Watercolor and Tissue Paper

October 11, 2011 – 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Darla Bostick will give a demonstration with Watercolor and Tissue Paper on Tuesday evening, October 11 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm.

Darla is a Denton, TX resident and earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Texas Tech University in 1976. She has been involved in the arts since that time as an art educator in Des Moines, Iowa, Houston, and Denton, Texas.

In her personal work she finds the greatest challenge and satisfaction in watercolors and photography. Love of travel is evidenced primarily in her photographic images which later inspire paintings in watercolor with mixed media. Since painting on site is not always convenient when traveling, Darla began using the camera as a sketchbook to capture the colors of a region, its architecture, unique landscapes and the people’s daily lives. She has traveled to about 50 countries at last count.

Posted under Art Talk, Art Walk, Events on October 5, 2011 by Brandi  |   No Comments »
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Film to Digital

September 7, 2010

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Art Talk: Colleen Drew will discuss about the process of migrating from film to digital photography.

Posted under Art Talk, Events on August 21, 2010 by Brandi  |   Comments Off