March General Meeting

The Prez Sez…

Our February General Meeting was very fun. We had and artist from Jerry’s Artarama come for the demo hour. He brought great door prizes and other new products that he introduced us to. He then painted an entire acrylic painting using some impasto techniques along with the acrylics. He was very entertaining, funny and talented. You can see the finished painting on the website or on our Facebook page. I encourage all members to try to attend the General Meeting each month. It is fun and very motivating. We have had a series of fantastic artists this year so far and I’m looking forward to the next meeting.

The General Meeting is one of the best reasons to join the group as it affords us the opportunity to meet together and visit as well as receive instruction in art forms that we love or those we aren’t as familiar with. Please mark your calendars for the 3rd Tuesday of each month!!!

The date for our Spring Show has been finalized for April 18th and it will be held at the Kingwood Christian Church on W. Lake Houston Parkway as the Homewood Suites will be in the midst of a remodel at that time. The Prospectus for the show will be posted on the website soon.

Our March meeting will be held:

March 17, 2015
Homewood Suites,
23320 Hwy 59N, Kingwood, TX, 77339
6:30pm Meet & Greet
7:00pm Meeting & Demo

March ‘s Demo – Marty Caldwell Wax Batik

Marty Caldwell is a Decorative and Fine Art Painter and Instructor with a passion for painting. Her painting career began many years ago with a winning piece of art in the third grade. This passion for painting has led her to many areas of the decorative art and painting world. Now she enjoys in sharing through teaching, designing, and being with fellow artists and students!

She is an active member of the Society of Decorative Painters with membership in two Houston, Texas area chapters, Decorative Painting Pals of Texas – Humble, TX and Decorative Artists of Texas – Pasadena, TX . She served as President of the Decorative Painting Pals of Texas in 2007. And She is also a member and past president of the Liberty Art League in Liberty, TX.

Marty Caldwell, Wax Batik Marty Caldwell, Wax Batik

Creative Challenge

Congratulations to our February’s Creative Challenge Winner, Vicki Zahand!


The topic for March’s CC is Wind Swept

See previous winners in our Creative Challenge Gallery.

Art Tip of the Month

Mirror corrector – When you know there is “something wrong” with a painting but you can’t figure out what, try looking at it in a mirror. Perspective problems and portrait problems show up immediately. If working from life, use a hand held mirror to look over your shoulder at the painting. If you are at home in the studio, you can take your painting to a larger mirror such as a bathroom mirror.