Meeting Date/Time : 3rd Sat of every month from September through May (Social get together 9 AM -Business meeting at 9:30 AM - Demo 10:30 AM until around noon) call Mary for more information at 713-443-2675

No Meeting in March--NWAL Spring Show is Mar 18-19,2017 at the Church

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President Jerry Sue Greenhill

Cypress Creek Christian Church 6823 Cypresswood Drive Spring, TX 77379.

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Jerry Sue, President, and Amy Duval, Secretary, getting ready for the meeting and Kathy Horst helps demo artist Kathryn Marks set up for the demo.

We had a good turnout!

Kathy Horst introduces our demonstration artist, Kathryn Marks. Kathryn is a member of the Conroe Art League.
Kathryn does abstracts and uses both watercolor and acrylics. This demo was mostly acrylics. She likes to use her fingers! Must have loved finger painting when she was a child!
She asked the audience for 3 colors! It was a challenge, but she did pretty well with the 3 chosen colors!
Myrtle Skinner and Susan Garrison 2 of our more elegant members!

Kathryn Marks - A Little About Kathryn

Kathryn’s art is often about nature. Even if she painted a portrait , the painting was inspired by nature. Viewers of her paintings and collages say they have a brightness and light about them. She often defines the small details but still has looseness in the painting process. Kathryn loves color and envisions rich, bright paintings with dark contrasts.

“My first loves are my husband and my children, so the love of painting came much later. I was born into an artistic family of musicians, wood craftsmen, photographers, muralists, jewelers, and fiber & glass artists.”

Kathryn Marks was a recent artist at The Broadway Gallery. She was a member of Colombian Artists Assoc. and participated in Art in the Park at Lake Sacajawea. She was Feature Artist at the Grand Opening of Lord and McCord Artworks. In May 2011, her paintings, “Event Horizon” and “Dreamer” were published in Lower Columbia College literary and arts yearly publication of “The Salal Review”.

She is currently a member of the Conroe Art League in Conroe, Texas and serving on the board as Education Director. At the Conroe Art League Gallery at 127 Simonton Street, she shows her artisan jewelry and her artwork. Kathryn, also, teaches silver clay classes and beginning to intermediate watercolor classes.

Kathryn’s watercolors are colorfully created on various papers – Hot and Cold Press Watercolor, Yupo, and Masa. Collages are made with wire, string, cardboard, buttons, tacks, and various odds and ends. Kathryn layers papers for her wall art, 3dimentional boxes, and cupboards. One of her favorite finished artworks is canvas and watercolor miniatures. Her recent collections are acrylic and acrylic watercolor collages uniquely combining acrylic paint with textured watercolor papers. Her website is here-->

She puts that masterpiece in the making aside to let it dry some.

Kathryn adds the 3rd color. She likes to let it drip down the canvas and frequently she used a little spray bottle of water to make it drool!

Kathryn also uses various tools. Here she uses a chop stick to add some patterns!
Kathryn adds texture and shapes as she goes along. She uses pieces of netting to create a pattern and some metal circular rings to make different sized circles here and there.
Kathryn brought another painting that she had been working on to show us the next step. She again asked for the audience to choose 3 colors. BRAVE SOUL!!!
Even Kleenex is used so wipe off paintspots that didn't turnout too well!
Kathryn has added some circular shapes for interest.
Kathryn adds some texture using some netting grids that she brought.
She set that one aside to dry and went back to the painting she started at the beginning of the demo to add some carefully placed darks!
Kathryn's artwork entitled "Anemones"
And then we ran out of time! Kathy Horst and Kathryn hold up the two pieces that she worked on. It was a very interesting demo in a fun technique!
Kathryn's artwork entitled "Mania"