Do not expect Zoom just to work! If you plan on taking a class or just using
it, test it first. I started using
computers when there was no keyboard, just punch cards, so I have a little
experience! I have used to computer to connect
to clients around the world with little problems. This week it all caught up to me when I was
using Zoom! I joined the Board Zoom meeting
using my desktop and discovered the webcam did not work. I had moved from Windows 7 to windows 10 some
years ago and the webcam only worked on Windows 7. I then realized that there was no microphone attached,
so I could only listen and watch the meeting.
Maybe that was the reason it was a quick meeting! I tried my laptop and by the end of the meeting
I got it to work. I am now getting ready
for my wife Sandy to do a Zoom Art lesson, so I have been checking which of my
3 desktops and 4 laptops is best for her.
The answer is, I will be purchasing some new hardware! The laptops that I do have with built in webcams
seem to have problems with the speakers or the microphone.
What I thought was going to be a breeze, was anything
but! Be smarter than your webmaster and
check to see you can Zoom with your computer now! Then, Zoom a friend and do some art work
You may want to try your own meeting, by connecting with artists, friends or family. Give it a try, it is free but only for 40 minutes, then your meeting is dropped unless the host is a paid member. The Society will be a paid host, so you can join us and stay on as long as we want. Members may be able to use the Society’s Paid account for unlimited get together if we can work out a method to control it. If you want more information on running your own meeting click here How to use Zoom for Remote and Online learning. Enjoy
Current Weekend Workshop Application Forms:
Hello to all artist members of SSWRAS,
My painting ‘The view of Sea to Sky Gondola’ has won the second place in the
juried art exhibition “2019 Scenes from Western Canada” and now is
displaying at the FCA Gallery on Granville Island. Please check the information
through the link below:
Because I did not received any email that announced the award information in
advance until I went there to visit the art show and then found the surprise to
me. Sorry about the kind of rush information.
The juried art exhibition is keep going until Sept. 15th.
Time & Hours: September 02-15, open 7 days a week,
Monday-Saturday, 10:00 to 5:00 PM,
Sunday, 10:00 to 3:00 PM
Location: FCA Gallery, 1241 Cartwright street, Vancouver
There is no opening reception. Sincerely welcome all artist
members to visit the show. Hope that you all will enjoy the luxurious art trip
and the beautiful scenery on Granville Island. Please let me know what you
think and welcome any critique or opinion to me, thanks a lot to you all!
Chiao Chiao Yang
The South Surrey & White Rock Art Society presents The Playhouse Exhibition and Sale of Paintings, January 18 to when? This is an ongoing rotating art exhibition of paintings located in the lobby of the Playhouse located at 1532 Johnston Road, White Rock, BC. Tuesday to Saturday 1:00 – 5:00 pm. Phone: 604-536-7535. All paintings on display are for sale.
Continue reading Playhouse Exhibition – Closed due to Coronavirus
All paint is a combination of a ‘glue’ and pigment. The glue in acrylic paint is a plastic consisting of microscopic spheres of polymer suspended in water. When the wa-ter evaporates as the paint dries the spheres come to-gether to bind the pigment. Make sure you use only a little water to thin your paints so the ratio of spheres to water is not diluted. This dilution can affect the paint’s bonding ability. Use Polymer Medium as a thinner in-stead.
Polymer Medium is available in Matte and Gloss and may also be used for glazes. Matte Medium is dull be-cause it contains a powder made of ground crustacea. The microscopic particles of the powder have jagged edges which hinder light refraction, thus giving a flat finish. Gloss Medium is clear and therefore shiny. Don’t use Matte Medium for thick or multi-layered glazes. The effect of the powder clouds the layers thus dulling the colours and forming a ’fogged’ appearance..
Keep a small pair of pliers or some nutcrackers handy for easing off stuck caps. Or place a clothes pin around the cap, hold firmly and twist.
Use a small piece of non-slip rubber shelf liner to get a grip on the top of the tube. It works better than pliers and doesn’t damage the cap.
If you can’t get the cap off, snip off the bottom of the tube to get the paint then close it again with a bulldog clip.
Invert the tube and soak it for a few minutes in a cup of hot water.
Apply Vaseline around the top of the tube or inside the threads of the cap before you put it back on to prevent sticking.
Before the advent of computer-generated design, gouache (the word is French and is pronounced ‘gwash’ or ’goowash’) was the most popular painting medium in professional design studios, where it was widely used to create crisp visuals and illustrations in solid colour that reproduced well in print. Gouache is, in fact, a refinement of the more familiar poster paints, but the quality and permanence of pigments used in good brands are far superior. Also known as body colour, gouache is a water-based paint with chalk or blanc fixe added to create opaque colour with good covering power, which can be further enhanced with the addition of Permanent White. It dries to a matt, chalky finish and can be used on its own or with transparent watercolour. Considering it is so versatile, gouache is an underrated medium. Use it in dilute washes to achieve attractive misty effects. Thicker gouache creates a more rugged finish, ideal for bold, energetic paintings. A starter palette might include Cadmium Yellow, Cadmium Red, French Blue, Raw Umber and Yellow Ochre, plus Permanent White.