There's still plenty of time to visit the Ygnacio Valley Library to see our Winter Exhibit - our members' art will be topping off the books through the end of March. Most of these paintings are for sale - the artist's name and contact info is attached to each frame for making arrangements directly.
Take some time to immerse yourself in the beauty and inspiration of both the visual and literary arts - you'll be glad you did!
We enjoyed a lovely evening of conversation and refreshments at the opening reception - art receptions are great opportunities to meet new people, learn about local artists and find your own creative muse!
Keri Luiz was the guest artist for our February meeting - she shared her art, sources of inspiration, and also her product recommendations for drawing and inking, then she spent time demonstrating for us with different tools.
After working for several years as a graphic designer (she's an Academy of Art graduate), writer and photo editor for local news media, Keri is now an independent working artist. In addition to graphics services, she also makes jewelry and does custom pinstriping on cars.
Keri has drawn inking inspiration from comics and pop culture, such as the popular Rat Fink cartoons, hot rod art from the 1960s and Japanese manga.
She talked about different kinds of inks - walnut, acrylic, india - and the various tools she loves to use, including Micron pens, Sharpie markers and pointed round paintbrushes. Keri also uses dip pens and she discussed the different kinds of nibs, from those that allow you to soften and vary the width of your lines to the sharper tips for fine detail work.
|1st place: Anchored by Bev Kenyon Haggerty - watercolor|
|2nd place: Barn by Cathy McNutt - acrylic|
|3rd place: Window on the Garden by Marie Tapia - watercolor|
|Paisley Bear in Peonies by Michelle Cicala - acrylic|
|Somebody's Grandpa by Betty McBride - ink|