We had a great turnout at our meeting yesterday with around 60 members attending. Your new Board members were all introduced, and we started a new segment by Christi Bunn to help members with questions about how to exhibit in a show. The most interest seemed to be in learning about all the new, and often confusing, social media. We will continue with that at future meetings.
Our first demo artist for the new year was your new president, award-winning scratch board artist Rick Plasters. There were many framed examples of his work that were passed around for close examination.
We like to show the palettes of our demo artists. Rick uses special Ampersand inks to color the scratched surface, mixed in a watercolor palette. It was his work surface, shown here, that was impressive. It stayed as organized as he is, in everything he does. We were amazed at the number of different implements he uses to scratch the Ampersand board.
Many of us had never seen an airbrush in use, so Rick brought his air compressor and sprayer to demonstrate its use to create either soft finishes or sharp clean lines. Rick often uses an airbrush for his beautiful backgrounds.
Thank you Rick!
Your new Board went from the meeting straight to a Board meeting where there was much discussion on the club survey and how to implement many issues and ideas from the members’ survey responses.
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See you again, next Tuesday evening for another great demo. More about that tomorrow!