Palette Club member Mary Tucci stepped in the spot light this month by filling in for our February guest artist.
Mary rolled up her sleeves and shared her "squeegee" painting method to club members and visitors.
Squeege or squilgee is a flat, smooth rubber blade tool used on flat surfaces to remove liquid or control liquid movement. This method incorporates horizontal and vertical movements along the surface with a possible series of "swivels" and "turns".
Mary has mastered this technique with brilliant color reflection and amazing abstract imagery.
Very exciting stuff! Thank you, Mary!
We believe that art is an essential part of any thriving community.
Judges encouraged young artists this February by judging student entries at the Annual Emerson Elementary "Around the World" art contest.
Announcements are expected later this month.
Judging the art contest this year are artists Leslie Slaughter, Mary Tucci, Julia Still and Somita Fekete
Thank you Leslie, Mary, Julia and Somita!!
January Visiting Artist:
Presenting in January is Edna Krueger who holds a BA in art from UTPB and paints portraits, murals, illustrations and teaches art.
Edna has overs 36 years of experience having worked in the commercial industry, printing, cartoons, maps, and murals.
This fall Edna was the featured artist of the 2013 Permian Basin Fair in Odessa, TX.
Edna's secret to success is to keep sketch journals, which she draws or paints in on a daily basis. She quick draws wherever her travels take her.
Edna best advise for other artist, "draw or paint as often as possible".
From Realism to Abstraction artist Clara Johnson of Dallas, Texas enjoys painting with all types of mediums. Her personal style is bold with an exciting use of color and texture, and a focus on capturing the mood of the subject. Her artwork creates an emotional impact that provides the viewer with excitement and the promise of mystery.
Although Clara is relatively new to the art world she is an award winning artist and has been honored to show her work in numerous shows in the West Texas area.
In July, Clara was the featured artist for Tall City Blues Fest where she designed the Commemorative Poster and Festival Guide cover.