Tag: art

Fly With the Butterflies and Doreen

The following participants got "the butterflies" with Doreen Beers, the lead flyer (left to right): Concepta Savage, Linda Webb, Maryan Hopkins, Doreen Beers, Diana Mikol, and Connie Wiletzky.

Nancy Friedman, Co-Education Chairman Butterflies were the topic of the day when Doreen Beers demonstrated how to paint butterflies in watercolor on May 18. Her six participants learned the wet-on-wet and wet-to-dry techniques of watercolor to start their basic butterflies, and then went on to embellish them with a white gel pen and black ink.…

Artist of the Month: Former Marine Turned Artist John Clampitt

John Clampitt

Deborah Douglass John Clampitt is a retired Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps and an artist. John spent 30 years in the Marines performing a vast array of duties. His experience encompasses one year in Vietnam as an infantry leader; two years in Guatemala, Central America, on embassy duty; drill instructor for five years in San Diego; three-year…

Stained Glass Club

Cynthia Melito Members of the Stained Glass Club have been creating tissue box covers during the monthly Member’s Class on Thursday evenings. Using a jig, panels of stained glass are soldered together to create the square box that will dress up those boring cardboard tissue boxes! After the square box is put together, a design…

The Color Wheel and Color Mixing

Watercolor paint-mixing

Deborah Dougless With Nancy Friedman and Nils Johnson using all liquid paints, especially for our Sonoran Desert Plants, two small groups that were socially distanced met on May 12 and were introduced to the color wheel. Participants learned about the primary, secondary, and tertiary relationships between colors. They also learned about hue—adding white to lighten a color; shade—adding…

New for the Fine Arts Guild: Watercolor Spotlight Thursdays

Controlling their water in watercolor painting with the help of Terry Helmstetter are (left to right): Karen Cutrell, Terry, Karen Kulling, Susan Halley, Doreen Beers, and Louie Cano.

Nancy Friedman, Co-Education Director On March 18, the Fine Arts Guild started Watercolor Spotlight Thursdays during which members with watercolor supplies met to paint selected subjects with Don Helmstetter as their mentor. On the first trial day, the room was filled to our 10-person COVID-limited capacity. Those participating the first Thursday were Doreen Beers, Susan Halley, Margie Calhoun,…

Madaras Gallery Presents Purple Mountain Majesty

Pink Ocotillo at Pusch Ridge

Nina Berghausen Tuesday, June 1 through Wednesday, June 30, Madaras Gallery presents Purple Mountain Majesty. Diana Madaras’ stunning violet hues bring the magic of the Sonoran Desert to life. Diana sees the awe of each scene through her own vibrant color palette. Visit the gallery during the month of June to view this collection of…

Fused Glass Club Member of the Month Connie Drew

Connie Drew

Doris Betuel We are excited to introduce you to Connie Drew, our Fused Glass Club member of the month! Connie and her husband, Bernie, moved to Robson Ranch from rural Indiana. With a background in chemistry and laboratory medicine, fused glass was certainly not foremost in her comfort zone. However, one of the best things…

The Fine Arts Guild’s Progressive Art Show and Sale

Examples of Janet Buckingham's talent in acrylic pouring and watercolor painting.

Nancy Friedman, Co-Education Director Following the HOA and CDC COVID guidelines to hold their annual show and sale, eight guild members opened their garages or used their yards for the display of their artwork with two other members participating also. With each venue having maps available, it did not take long for the seasoned Ranchers…