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Shows and a Demo make for a busy September and early October. Here’s the rundown:
• First Friday Art Walks – September kicks off the fall round of Art Walks. Fredericksburg Art Gallery will provide receptions from 6-8 PM, which always include great food, the best wine, and new art. “Not Short for Long” and “Lifting Fog” (both 12 x 16) will debut September 7, along with some new plein air paintings.
• Watercolor Demo for the Guadalupe Watercolor Group – Chuck’s program for this event on September 11 focused on limited palettes, in which only a few tube colors are used. Limited palettes enable a more creative use of color and can generate some interesting effects. He was able to bring all THREE of these 9x12 paintings to a stopping point in less than an hour and a half (Miz Barbara helped with the hair dryer). Of course, "fast" doesn't necessarily mean "good!" Click here for a pdf containing the handout from the demo and notes taken by Marsha Pape (thanks, Marsha!).
• “THE PARTY” Show and Sale at the Museum of Western Art – opening reception on September 15, 6-9 PM. “Home for Lunch” (20 x 16), “Lost a Post” (18 x 24), and “Hamilton Barn” (16 x 20) will be part of the show at this magnificent museum.
• Plein Air Artists of Colorado 22nd Annual National Show at Sorrel Sky Gallery in Durango, Colorado – opening reception on October 5. These two oil paintings were juried into this year’s show (“Boos Road Farm Houses,” 9 x 12, and “Gone with the Wind,” 11 x 14).
November will bring the annual Contemporary Masters Invitational Show at Fredericksburg Art Gallery. More on that later…