Tag: art

Drawn to Color Pencils

Landscape paintings included a weathered winter barn and a mountain/desert scene with numerous cacti. A cardinal in a tree and prickly pear wreaths were just a few of the selected Christmas card choices.

Nancy Friedman Color pencil project afternoons on Wednesdays started Oct. 20, 2021, with many of the artists working on Christmas card projects. However, a few landscape projects were picked out by some to work on also. Since we started the color pencil project Wednesdays close to the holiday season, we expect our group to grow, and…

What Is Watercolor Painting?

Deborah Dougless Watercolor painting is the process of painting with pigments that are mixed with water. Of all the painting processes, watercolor art is all about thin washes and transparent color. Traditionally, watercolor artists work on paper. Oftentimes, the white of the painting surface will show through and lend itself to the glow of the…

Art at the Lakes 2022

Diane Hitt Attention artists! This is the last month to apply to show your artwork at the 2022 show. We have big crowds, great artwork, and a big raffle. We are now receiving applications for artists to participate in the show, which must be returned by Jan. 31, 2022. Applications are available in the Cottonwood and…

Artist of the Month: Desiree Conwell

Desiree Conwell

Deborah Douglass Desiree moved to Robson Ranch in June 2020 from Matteson, IL. She was tired of the snow in Illinois and moved here to enjoy the warmer environment. Desiree saw an advertisement for Robson Ranch in a retirement magazine. She liked what she saw and all the activities offered. She visited both PebbleCreek and…

Pencil Me In

Getting in the mood for cooler weather and a pumpkin harvest are, from left to right: Laura Jackson, Mary Beth Fisher, Debra Fosnight, Sally Fullington, Linda Fletcher, Fran Fowler, Laurie Laramie, and Rindy Avis. Seated is Kristine Archuleta.

Nancy Friedman Ten Robson Ranchers joined teachers Karen Cutrell and Nancy Friedman in their beginning colored pencil class sponsored by the Fine Arts Guild on Sept. 15. Instruction was provided by a DVD and the use of the Guild’s overhead projector. Karen provided drawings of a basic pumpkin and then demonstrated the techniques used by…

Fall Arts & Crafts Sale is Back!

Diana Oleson Mark your calendars for Nov. 13, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Hermosa Ballroom at Robson Ranch. Admission and parking are free. This event is open to the public, so invite your friends and family to join you for a day of fun and shopping. There will be raffles, so check with each…

What’s Up at the Fine Arts Guild Studio

Nancy Friedman In August, a small number of members still at the Ranch, enjoyed playing with monoprints and/or attending Spotlight on Watercolor Thursdays. On Aug. 23, three club members, with Nancy Friedman as their leader, engraved Styrofoam to make the matrix that was used to make multiple prints. After engraving five to six different Styrofoam…

Beginning Watercolor Class

Photo by Don and Terry Helmstetter

Don and Terry Helmstetter The Fine Arts Guild held a beginning watercolor class instructed by Terry and Don Helmstetter. The eight attendees learned some basics and then practiced on a monochromatic painting, learning the effect of tone changes with one color and water mixed in different volumes. They also did a landscape, learning to mix colors.…