March 20, 2019

A parting gift from Cindy Briggs!


Screen Shot 2019-03-17 at 6.32.43 PM.pngThank you so very much for having me, such a wonderful group of artists.  It was an honor. 

 I'm working on my mailing to everyone and thought you might want this link for your blog.

It's the Daniel Smith free lesson with step by step photos and a video.  I'm happy you are adding Lavender to your palettes - in this video you can see how I use it.  I'd love to return someday.  

Cindy Briggs Battles



I'm also doing a free Quick Sketch demonstration online at 2:00pm 




--

Cindy Briggs


March 19, 2019

E. THOMAS HOWARD Coming soon!

It's time to get your seat reserved for Tom Howard's 4 week series beginning April 4-25. We will meet each Thursday at 12:30 to set up, and instruction and fun will begin at 1:00. We'll clean up and be out by 4:00 each day. 
He plans to help us "draw with our brush." We'll work on angle, perspective, color; other principles of watercolor. We'll do at least one major painting and probably some smaller sketches. It will be fun and very informative! Join us! $45 for members, $70 for non-members for all four sessions. Checks payable to SANDY SENIOR CENTER c/o Karla SWG. 9310 So. 1300 E. Sandy 84094
He has posted his art on Facebook at E Thomas Howard. (There's another Tom Howard online, not him, so don't be fooled. :D )

ALSO: I plan to place an order for Daniel Smith Lavender [$12.83 for a 15 ml tube ](or any other)  pigment and a few brushes suggested by Cindy Briggs at our workshop. If you are interested in sharing an order with us, please email me before Thursday. I will be using the dickblick.com
 website for pigments and thebrushguys.com for brushes. Please be very specific in the item number  and name of whatever you are asking me to order for you. I generally pay for the order and collect when I deliver your item(s). We share in the cost of tax and shipping if any. 
Karla: sandywatercolorinfo@gmail.com. 

March 15, 2019

Watercolor genius from Fine Art Connoiseur. La.Di.Da

In case you need some inspiration, or in my case, a reason to donate my watercolor materials to someone deserving and start rescuing cats, here is something lovely from today's mail:


https://fineartconnoisseur.com/2019/03/visual-abundance-realism-watercolor/


See you in the morning for Cindy's class, some of you. Karla

March 11, 2019

REMINDER: CINDY BRIGGS ON SATURDAY!

REMEMBER Cindy Briggs' class runs all day this Saturday, Mar. 16. Doors open 9 a.m., begin at 9:30, clean up at 3:30.
Bring your regular gear, and have at least one sketch on good paper ready to go. Cindy will demonstrate her style, and then help us get started. Bring extra paper for exploring, testing, checking, etc.
We will meet in the SSC ballroom, straight down the stairs and to the left. OR there's an elevator: right out of the elevator, right again through a passageway, left at the stairwell and straight into the ballroom. Water ( for drinking and painting) will be close by. The Quilters will be in the cafe so we may not have access to the fridge or the soda machine. Sorry about that.
For details, please refer to the previous blogs. Thank you.
Karla

ALSO remember Linda Smith Latimer will demonstrate her brilliant pouring style on Third Thursday, March 21. 5:30; free to members and guests.

March 5, 2019

Cindy's info for upcoming workshop

Here is what Cindy Briggs suggests for her upcoming workshop. For details, go to her website;

https://cindybriggs.com/supply-list/ 
PLEASE NOTE: YOU DO NOT NEED EVERYTHING ON THIS LIST; IT'S A SUGGESTION OF WHAT SHE CARRIES. Your regular kit should be enough. Include a tube of Titanium White but don't add it to your palette. Cindy says to use it fresh.

We need our regular paints, and maybe some Daniel Smith 'lavender.' If you have a lavender you like, keep it. Don't worry. :)  140/300 pound good quality paper: Arches or Fabriano is her preference.

Bring your own reference photo; we'll be working on flowing lines and flowing colors.

Bring extra paper and some scraps for experimentation and practice.

Remember doors open 9 a.m. and we'll begin at 9:30 sharp. We will be in the Sandy Senior Center ballroom this time due to a scheduling crunch.  Finish at 3:30.

As always, bring a lunch and/or a snack. Soft drinks may not be available so plan accordingly. Water will be close by. Snacks for sharing are nice but not required. 

March 4, 2019

Emily Thomas' finished painting

This is the painting begun on our Third Thursday evening with Emily Thomas. Nice, isn't it? Under painting with dark acrylics provide those beautiful shadows in the trees and behind the fence. Wow.

https://screenshots.firefox.com/rnsoPqTMUEUGD0Lj/scontent.fslc1-2.fna.fbcdn.net

March 3, 2019

A newly updated calendar! Classes are filling quickly now.


March 16, 2019: Cindy Briggs all day Saturday workshop:  9:30-3:30 at SSC. $45 for members, $70 for non-members. Checks payable to SANDY SENIOR CENTER 9310 So. 1300 East Sandy 84094. c/o Karla Nye SWG [https://cindybriggs.com/][https://cindybriggs.com/]

*March 21, 2019: Third Thursday evening program: Linda Smith Latimer who will demonstrate her pouring technique. Free to members and guests. 5:30 at SSC.  [https://www.facebook.com/PaintingsFromTheHeartByLindaLatimer/]

  

 April classes on each Thursday with Tom Howard: this is a 4 week series, on April 4, 11, 18, 25. We will begin at 1:00 each week, finishing at 3:30 in order to clean up and be out at 4:00 when the center closes. $45 for members, $70 for non-members. Checks payable to SANDY SENIOR CENTER 9310 So. 1300 East Sandy 84094. c/o Karla Nye SWG [http://www.pleinairpaintersofutah.com/tom_howard.html]


May 18, Saturday: All day workshop with Ian Ramsay. $45 for members, $70 for non-members. Checks payable to SANDY SENIOR CENTER, C/O Karla Nye SWG. [https://www.artistsnetwork.com/art-mediums/watercolor/ian-ramsay-watercolor-landscapes/

June 20, Third Thursday. Virginia Kimball will show us how to use Gesso to jazz up our paintings. Begin 5:30 at SSC. Free to members and guests. 

JULY: SUMMER BREAK 

August 17, Saturday: All day workshop with Linda Smith Latimer. We will work on a poured painting! More about this later. $45 members/$70 non-members; 9:30-3:30 SSC café. Checks payable to SANDY SENIOR CENTER c/o Karla  SWG  
https://www.facebook.com/PaintingsFromTheHeartByLindaLatimer/


I'll be happy to reserve your seat for any and all of the classes. Please be sure to tell me which class(es) in the memo line on your check or include a note. One check for any or all is just fine. Membership is just $25 for the year, which gives you the discounted price for all further classes this year. Thanks! KN

February 26, 2019

Jane Blundell

I thought we all might enjoy this page as we wait out this ferocious wind! New color, lots of info and some inspiration.

http://danielsmith.com/blogs/jane-blundell-janes-grey-daniel-smith-watercolor/

February 19, 2019

REMINDER: THIRD THURSDAY THIS WEEK!

Emily Thomas will be our guest Third Thursday in February

 Third Thursday, February 21. Our very special presenter will be  Emily Thomas. 
5:30 in the café at SSC. Free to members and guests. See her work here: https://emilythomasfineart.com/ 

February 17, 2019

Presidents Day

Just a reminder that SSC will be closed on Monday, Feb. 18 for Presidents Day.

February 16, 2019

SANDY WATER DEPT WARNING

https://www.sltrib.com/news/health/2019/02/16/sandy-residents-advised/

Since a few of our members may live within the affected areas, I thought I'd send this out in case the city workers missed you. Have a look at the boundaries of the tainted water and see if you need to be using bottled water!

February 15, 2019

More from Cindy Briggs!


www.cindybriggs.com


Cindy Briggs February 2019  Newsletter - In Love with Color
 


In Love with Color

I've decided this year I'm focusing on Color, this month it's RED!  Why we love the color red?  Red roses and hearts are given on Valentine's Day to symbolize passion and pure love.  Red is the color of good luck in Asia.  Red can symbolize confidence, courage, intense emotion, and energy.  The color red can make you hungry. Often when red is in a painting it becomes the focal point.

When I use red in a painting I often vary the color, mixing and mingling Cadmium Red, Cadmium Orange, Quinacridone Red and sometimes adding some Phthalo Blue Green Shade to lean towards Purples. In my video above, I show how I simply vary my colors in this wet-in-wet watercolor painting.  This is how I teach;  start simple and then take it to the next level and then the next and the next...  Happy Valentine's Day today and every day.  Cindy 




2019 Workshops


I'm working on new online series to be announced in the Spring...watch for details.   Quick Sketch will also open up for those who missed it last November.  

Paint Dreamy Tuscany, Italy

October 3-10, 2019
Waiting List Only!  You'll enjoy stunning painting locations in this travel package that includes our watercolor journaling workshop, Italian speaking guides, lovely accommodations, travel during workshop, many meals, daily breakfasts and more.  


Kimball Art Center - Park City, Utah

For details and to sign up call the Kimball Art Center at 435.649.8882
https://kimballartcenter.org/art-classes/ Next Week:  February 21, Easy Sketch Watercolors 10-4
February 26, Radiant Roses 10-12:30
February 26, Sculpting in Watercolor, 6-8:30
March 26-April 16 Watercolor Fundamentals Tuesdays Noon to 3 


Park City Plein Air

Mid July - watch for information to come on this Make Every Day A Painting Journaling Plein Air Workshop around beautiful Park City, Utah.  We'll be going painting on location, enjoying the landscapes and cityscapes and have time for Main Street shopping and dining.


University of Utah, SLC 

February 23, Colors of Utah in Watercolor 10-3
March 23 & 30, Watercolor Quick Sketch 10-3

Here's a Link to a video of me talking about this class. 
March 26-April 18 Beginning Watercolors on Tues & Thurs 6-8:30pm
801-581-6461 Call to sign up or visit www.continue.utah.edu/


Sandy, Utah  

March 16, Cindy Briggs Watercolors
Sandy Watercolor Guild Demonstration & Workshop. 9:30-3:30.  http://sandywatercolorguild.blogspot.com/


Bend, Oregon 

June 3-4, Quick Sketch Watercolors, Discover how to draw with flowing lines and paint with flowing mingled watercolors.  9:30am to 3pm.  
June 6-7,  Sunlit Watercolors, Capture the sunlight with your paintbrush in this watercolor workshop. 9:30am to 3pm.
Call to sign up at 541-617-1317 or visit www.bendparkandrec.org



Happy and In Love 
You haven't heard from me for awhile because I've been a bit busy.  I'm happy to announce that I was married on January 2nd to my sweetheart, Alan.  My life is going in a wonderful direction here in my new Utah home - Thanks for being a big part of all of it.  

Thank you for reading my newsletter this month.  Happy Valentines Day!!! 
 







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It's time to save your space for Cindy's workshop in March! 
Saturday, March 16 at SSC. 9:00 doors open for set-up. 9:30 Begin. 3:30 cleanup
Checks payable to Sandy Senior Center $45 for members, $70 for non-members. Your membership fee can be included in the same check if you want to join for this class. Then you are eligible for all other classes during the year at the member price!
9310 So. 1300 East Sandy, Ut 84094
 c/o Karla Nye SWG

Please note: on the memo line of your check, please specify which class you are attending. Thanks. 
Karla 

February 3, 2019

REMINDER: Emily Thomas will be our guest Third Thursday in February

rREMEMBER! This Thursday:  February 21. Our very special presenter will be  Emily Thomas. 
5:30 in the café at SSC. Free to members and guests. See her work here: https://emilythomasfineart.com/ 


January 29, 2019

News flash!

Our friend Leo Platero has a show right now until March 18 at Left Fork Grill! 68 West 3900 South, on the north side of the street just before you get to the Trax station. There is parking on the west side of the building. Leo's reception is this Friday, February 1, 6-8 p.m. 
Congratulations, Leo! 

January 22, 2019

UPDATED Calendar through August! 2019

We realized that April was going to be too much of a challenge financially, physically and artistically, with 4 fun-filled Thursdays with Tom Howard and a fabulous Saturday of pouring with Linda Smith Latimer. YIKES. So Linda has graciously moved to the third Saturday in August! She'll kick off the Autumn programming. That will be wonderful! She will still conduct a demo for us on Third Thursday, March 21 at 5:30. Thanks, Linda.

Here is what else Barb Glick has lined up for us. It's all FABulous! What would we do without her? THANKS BARB! 

*February 21, 2019: Third Thursday evening program: Emily Thomas, who teaches art at secondary schools Alpine Utah. Begin at 5:30 at Sandy Senior Center. Free to members and guests. 
[https://emilythomasfineart.com/about]

March 16, 2019: Cindy Briggs all day Saturday workshop:  9:30-3:30 at SSC. $45 for members, $70 for non-members. Checks payable to SANDY SENIOR CENTER 9310 So. 1300 East Sandy 84094. c/o Karla Nye SWG [https://cindybriggs.com/][https://cindybriggs.com/]

*March 21, 2019: Third Thursday evening program: Linda Smith Latimer who will demonstrate her pouring technique. Free to members and guests. 5:30 at SSC.  [https://www.facebook.com/PaintingsFromTheHeartByLindaLatimer/]

  

 April classes on each Thursday with Tom Howard: this is a 4 week series, on April 4, 11, 18, 25. We will begin at 1:00 each week, finishing at 3:30 in order to clean up and be out at 4:00 when the center closes. $45 for members, $70 for non-members. Checks payable to SANDY SENIOR CENTER 9310 So. 1300 East Sandy 84094. c/o Karla Nye SWG [http://www.pleinairpaintersofutah.com/tom_howard.html]


May 18, Saturday: All day workshop with Ian Ramsay. $45 for members, $70 for non-members. Checks payable to SANDY SENIOR CENTER, C/O Karla Nye SWG. [https://www.artistsnetwork.com/art-mediums/watercolor/ian-ramsay-watercolor-landscapes/

June 20, Third Thursday. Virginia Kimball will show us how to use Gesso to jazz up our paintings. Begin 5:30 at SSC. Free to members and guests. 

JULY: SUMMER BREAK 

August 17, Saturday: All day workshop with Linda Smith Latimer. We will work on a poured painting! More about this later. $45 members/$70 non-members; 9:30-3:30 SSC café. Checks payable to SANDY SENIOR CENTER c/o Karla  SWG  
https://www.facebook.com/PaintingsFromTheHeartByLindaLatimer/


I'll be happy to reserve your seat for any and all of the classes. Please be sure to tell me which class(es) in the memo line on your check or include a note. Thanks! KN


January 21, 2019

John Fackrell's class!

John Fackrell brought discussion about tools, pigments, technique, art history, artists' lives, and other fabulous topics included in his guided instruction on Still-Life. It was a grand day and I think everyone should have felt successful at the end. Thank you, John!



On Thursday, Jan.  24, during the afternoon, we will watch youtube and splash along with some poured paintings. Bring a plastic bin or dish pan (dollar store!) cups, pigments, drawings,  protection for the work surface,  and your regular gear. Maybe an apron and some Wellies?
 (Wellingtons: Tall rubber boots worn in Britain. It's a joke, kids.)
😉

January 15, 2019

Van Gogh and John Fackrell this week

There are a couple of seats remaining for John Fackrell's class on Saturday, so you haven't missed it yet.  He always provides a great deal of technical instruction, practice and fun as well as a finished product at the end of the day. He'll have us sketching early on, and then we'll do a still-life. This is an intermediate-level class. You should have a fundamental understanding of watercolors, papers and brushes. 
If peppers (John's suggestion) isn't your thing, bring what does spark joy and John is sure to give you guidance. He's just like that, a good teacher and nice guy. 
See you at SSC Saturday, Jan. 19. Doors open 9 a.m., set up and begin by 9:30. Lunch break, clean up at 3:30. Shared snacks are always nice. Soft drinks and water are available. Make checks payable to SANDY SENIOR CENTER: $45 for members (memberships available $25/year which gives you a discount for all other classes) $70 for non-members. 

AND here is another fabulous link from Open Culture: Van Gogh's Japanese art print collection, which inspired his later works in Arles, full of color and simplicity:: https://www.vangoghmuseum.nl/en/japanese-prints?v=1

January 13, 2019

Linda Smith Latimer invites you!




Date: January 13, 2019



My name is Linda Smith Latimer and I am the state representative for Utah for the International Watercolor Society, USA Chapter.   I would like to introduce you to this amazing organization!  

IWS USA is a wonderful group of volunteers gathered together to promote International Watercolor Society events to all US residents.  Watercolor artists are invited via the FB page to discover opportunities to submit their work to competitions in about 80 other countries!

Membership is free and all you need to do to become a member is go to the IWS USA Chapter Facebook page and sign up using the messenger tab on the page.  (See the link below)

Under the guidance of our new President, Gina Croce, our goal is to make IWS USA the largest and most active Watercolor Organization in the world.   Plans are already being made for our first USA International show in 2020 as well as online contests, plein air events and many other exciting opportunities for watercolor artists! 

We would be pleased and appreciative if you would share this information with your members at your monthly meeting, newsletter, and/or via email blasts so they will have the same opportunities and help us to grow and thrive in the coming months and years! 

If you have any questions or would like more information on how to get involved, please feel free to contact me and I would be happy to help!  

Thank you,

 Linda Smith Latimer



Email:   lindalulat@gmail.com

January 8, 2019

Get ready for Bonnie!

Bonnie Tollefson will guide us in a "messy exploration" of the magic of alcohol ink on Thursday, Jan 10, 1:00-3:30 at the Sandy Senior Center. It will be fun! 
Please bring what you have of the following and we will fill in as needed:
+protection for your clothing
+Latex or other gloves
+Newspaper to keep our hosts' tables nice
+Isopropyl alcohol
+small spray bottle for alcohol
+cotton swabs
+old brushes
*Yupo paper cut into 4x6 inches, taped to card or board--I'll bring some, too. 
*Tiles if you want to! 


Remember we have no evening event planned for Third Thursday, Jan. 17. That afternoon 1:00-3:30 will be free-painting, share a video, whatever your heart desires. 
Thanks! Karla 

January 5, 2019

John Fackrell JAN 19

If you haven't already, now is the time to renew your membership AND sign up for John's class on Saturday, Jan. 19. Payment can be sent payable to Sandy Senior Center c/o Karla Nye SWG. $25 for membership, $45 for the class. ($70) One check for both is fine. 
He's planning some beautiful still-life peppers. We can use any paper we like (regular or Yupo) I'm sure. John is the master of Yupo painting, but you use what you want to. Regular gear otherwise. 

Remember we'll be exploring alcohol inks with Bonnie Tollefson on JAN 10 during the day instead of our Third Thursday. **No evening event is planned for Jan. 17.** free to members.