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A left-brained technologist by nature, education, and training, I am now retired and experimenting with the "other half" of whatever brain I still possess. I am looking to meet interesting people, engage in variety of group activities, travel, and enjoy my grandchildren.

Brenda Hounshell Exhibits

Spitzer Flyer 2019_03 6x6x30

Sunny Path (2)
Sunny Path

Solo Show “Nature’s Gifts
University of Virginia Health System Arts Program, Main Hospital Lobby
March 7th through May 2nd

Opening Reception: Friday, March 8th, 3:30pm – 5:00pm in the Hospital Dining Conference Rooms
Parking available in the 11th Street Parking Deck

 

 

Peared Up
Peared Up

Solo Show “Glassed In”
Wilson Downtown Gallery @ The Harrisonburg Homes Team

83 South Main Street
Harrisonburg, VA  22801

April 5th through May 28th

Monday through Friday
10:00am – 5:00pm

***First Fridays: April 5th and May 3rd – 5:00pm – 8:00pm

Brenda Hounshell

 

 

Art Talk by Judi Ely and Chee Ricketts

Annie Gould Gallery
presents an
Art Talk
featuring
JUDITH ELY
and
CHEE KLUDT RICKETTS

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28 at 11:00  am

As part of this month’s exhibit, we are delighted that Chee Kludt Ricketts and Judith Ely will be at Annie Gould Gallery on Thursday, February 28th at 11 am to present a lively and informative discussion of their painting techniques.

Admission is free and spaces are limited.
Please RSVP to
anniegouldgallery@icloud.com
or call the gallery:
540-832-6352

Chee
Morning Mist, October

transparent watercolor on canvas

Chee Ricketts will explain the relatively new and exciting process of painting with transparent watercolor on canvases or panels, including information on necessary supplies and equipment required.

Judi

Judith Ely will describe her innovative process of creating depth by using layers of acrylic paint. As each layer takes shape, Judith builds thought-provoking compositions.

Creative Portraiture

creative portraiture
We enjoyed a very interesting process for creating unique and interesting portraits in our January Program.

Deborah Conn shared her expertise with us and had these tidbits of information to help us with our portrait painting using her techniques:

1) Start with a slick, textured surface
2) Try working with a black and white photo or drawing to allow for inventive color choices
3) Create a colorful under painting
4) Follow your drawing to lift and add to reach the desired result of values
5) Notice that since the color is not absorbing into the paper, the colors remain brighter
6) Treat each part of the face as a separate little painting

Here is Deborah’s message to our Guild members:

“Many thanks for a lovely reception by your group – I so enjoyed doing the demo and hope it was helpful.

Here are a couple of links to things I talked about.

This is the palette I have, or close enough. This is a LONG link, but if people “Google Heritage Arts palette removable cups”, it will come up.

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Heritage-Arts-Heavy-Duty-Plastic-Palette-with-Removable-Cups/50688553?wmlspartner=wlpa&selectedSellerId=1148&adid=22222222227038252039&wl0=&wl1=g&wl2=c&wl3=85403398490&wl4=aud-534311367960:pla-193405427570&wl5=9008138&wl6=&wl7=&wl8=&wl9=pla&wl10=112562587&wl11=online&wl12=50688553&wl13=&veh=sem&gclid=Cj0KCQiAkMDiBRDNARIsACKP1FGiMdUII8FnfNedB-x04QBsKflsK2S9SNE0_63wgksCOxrEHMskvP0aAuZ2EALw_wcB

And this is the poster software you can buy – it’s about $30, but you can do a free trial first. www.ronyasoft.com