Artist Round Table Bi-Monthly Zoom Session Follow-Up Newsletter (03.03.2024)

Greetings, you are receiving this newsletter because you are registered for our Artist Round Table Bi-Monthly Zoom Sessions. We will be sending a follow-up newsletter like this after each session to highlight the key points discussed during the roundtable.

Congratulations to Natalie Featherston! Her painting Magic 8 Ball (Oil on 3D Panel, 8x8x2") won Best In Show at the Richeson International 75 Small Works Show. The Richeson75 competitions are meant to offer a venue in which established and emerging artists may show their latest, best work to a wide and appreciative audience. The 75 finalists for each regular contest will exhibit their work in our beautiful Richeson Gallery and in the online exhibit. The Richeson75 online competitions also reach a wide audience with online exhibits of the 75 finalists’ work.

She has done it again!!! Debra’s three paintings, Muster (16x20", Oil on Panel), Start Your Engines ( 20x16", Oil on Panel), and Night Shift (20x16", Oil on Panel), will be accepted into the U.S. Coast Guard Art Program Permanent Government Collection on July 11, 2024. At the ceremony Debra will service commendations from an admiral!

Congratulations to Debra Keirce! Three of her miniature paintings have been selected for the invitational exhibition at The Snowgoose Gallery in Bethlehem, PA. All of Debra’s paintings are palm-size and will be on display at a charming gallery in a historic Pennsylvania town. The show opens on May 5th, 2024.

Celebrations are in order for the Principal Gallery in Alexandria, VA, marking an impressive 30 years of enriching the community with exceptional art. In honor of this milestone, the gallery proudly presents its 30th Anniversary Exhibition, featuring contributions from our numerous esteemed colleagues. This promises to be an unforgettable showcase, and all art enthusiasts are encouraged to attend. The exhibition kicks off with its grand opening on March 22, 2024.

Thank you, Thomas Nash, for recommending this book: The Tale of the Dueling Neurosurgeons: The History of the Human Brain as Revealed by True Stories of Trauma, Madness, and Recovery by Sam Kean.

Last week, various paint shapers and wipe-out tools were mentioned. Below are the links to a few of them.
Trekell Wipe Out Tool
Colour Shapers Tool - Flat Chisel, Soft
Christine told us that these tools are very similar to common cake-shaping tools, and she is right!
Cake Decorating shaping tools
And some even use: Eyelash Extension Microbrush Disposable Tattoo Makeup Brushes Cotton Swabs Stick with Plastic Handle.

Devices and contraptions to dry your painting (makeup :slight_smile: brushes. Below are the links for the drying racks you find handy.

  1. No dust cover drying rack.
  2. With dust cover drying rack. 1
  3. With dust cover drying rack. 2
  4. Makeup Brushes Holder Organizer
  5. Make up Brush Holder Cosmetic Storage Box

Check out these fantastic makeup looks inspired by famous works of art.

A very useful tool for cleaning your brushes is a Silicone Makeup Brush Cleaner/Agitator. The tool comes in a variety of shapes: sink mat, bucket, handheld, and electric.

Do not miss a chance to take Natalie’s Trompe L’oeil Painting Online Workshop. The workshop is hosted by the Scottsdale Artists’ School, Scottsdale, AZ. For more details, please follow the LINK.

Julie’s Color Boot Camp workshops fill up quickly! You can still secure your spot for the summer session.
Color Bootcamp - A Practical Guide to Dynamic Color
Dates: July 5, 6 and 7th, 2024
To register, you can follow this LINK.

PAINTING AND DRAWING REALISM - Date 6.2.2024 - 6.2.2024. This workshop will be a painting demonstration where Debra discusses what it’s important to think about when painting realism, beginning with the drawing, then hue, value, and saturation, ending with the details.
COPY A MASTER OIL PAINTING - 6.12.2024 - 6.14.2024. All skill levels are invited to learn how to copy a master painting.
PAINTING AND DRAWING REALISM IN TUSCANY - 9.18.2024 - 9.25.2024. This workshop is an all-inclusive art retreat to the beautiful Tuscan countryside. Lodging in an upscale hotel with private rooms and baths, food, wine, excursions, and transportation to and from Florence airport are all included. And, of course, the workshop instruction will include fun painting experiences that emphasize how accurate drawings result in more realistic paintings.
A DAY PAINTING WITH DEBRA KEIRCE - 11.1.2025 - 11.1.2025. Debra will be teaching a one-day workshop in conjunction with a three personal art exhibit at River Valley Arts Center. The times, dates, and costs are yet to be determined!