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

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President Brenda Brick Raven

Temporary Meeting Place:

St. Timothy Lutheran Church
14225 Hargrave Road
Houston, TX 77070

Hargrave (which starts a mile south of Cypresswood Dr), runs NE-SW between Cutten Road, which is west of Champions Forest, to Hwy 249, (SW end of Hargrave), which ends just a ways north of Methodist Willowbrook Hospital, (on northeast corner of 1960 West & Hwy 249). This church is on north side of Hargrave, directly across from the lawyer Mark Lanier's property, that's on the south side of Hargrave. Also, this is where Hargrave has a 90 degree turn in it.

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Brenda Brick Raven, President

New President, Brenda Raven, brought the meeting to order. Amy Duval, Secretary, will take notes.
After the meeting, we had a goodies and get-together break. Brenda Raven, Janice Smith and Malvine Wolf.
Myrtle Skinner always looks elegant!!
Malvine Wolf talks about the International Society of Experimental Artists.
We had a pretty good turnout for this our last meeting until the September meeting.
Jenny Novak, Kathy Horst, Stephanie Clark talk with LSAG President Polly Ward about the upcoming LSAG convention.
This year's scholarship winner was announced and introduced. Click her to read about her. Cypress Ridge High School senior Emma Lu Valdez was selected to receive the Northwest Art League (NWAL) Kerstin Wyman Memorial Scholarship Award, given to a candidate based on merit and a demonstrated commitment to visual arts. The scholarship award is worth $4,000.
Emma Lu showed us some of her artwork!

Laurie Humble Demonstration Artist

Biography Laurie Humble

Watercolorist Laurie Humble practices control over the medium and creates well-defined and detailed images of still lifes and figures.

Humble graduated from Southwest Texas State in San Marcos with a BFA. She is a signature member of the Texas Watercolor Society-Purple Sage Brush, the National Society of Artists, and the Eastern Washington Watercolor Society. She is a juried member of the Watercolor Society of Alabama.

Source: American Artist, March 2005

Laurie Humble brought some of her works.
Laurie has written some books. This was one called "Watercolor Depth And Realism: 5 Simple Techniques For Adding Dimension To Your Paintings" see web click here
Laurie had to improvise when demonstrating some of her contrast techniques. We had given away the overhead merrier soon after Ralph Baker moved to manly volunteers to set it up. Laurie did very well at improvising!!
Laurie demonstrated how to add darker colors to bring out the depth.
Laurie demonstrated how to use indigo to create depth in the front.
Laurie has a whole lot of watercolor pointers and gave all the watercolorists in the audience some good tips! It was a most informative demonstration!