Most of Wayne’s life has been on the West Coast enjoying the outdoors and it shows in his works. As a boy, he spent summers at Sprout Lake, the falls Salmon fishing and the rest of his time with the Boy Scouts. At seventeen, he got his first taste of travel and went to the 4th Nippon Boy Scout Jamboree in Japan. He brought over 300 pictures of his trip home. Little did he know his camera would someday be replaced by his brush! After graduating from university he moved around a little and then with his wife Sandra and their two children Michael and Kristin settled in Surrey. The summers still meant camping and some fishing!
As he approached retirement, he started restoring old vehicles which including painting them! On one vacation with his wife Sandra, she got him to try oil painting. He started painting old cars onto canvas and then moved to painting birds, fish and other outdoor life! He has now been drawn back to painting old metal again, but this time it is the old hand saws that interest him. He is now restoring these old carpenters and loggers saws and using them as his canvas. These saws are now hanging from the west coast of Vancouver Island to Newfoundland. He has a 60 inch, two men bucking saw showing the life cycle of the Pacific Salmon at the Little Campbell Fish Hatchery’s Education Centre.
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
It was over sixty years ago, that a group of “Artists” got together and formed what was to become White Rock Painting and Sketch Club in 1962 and later know as the South Surrey and White Rock Art Society. Today they are one of the largest art groups in the Lower Mainland and have a waiting list of over one hundred people.
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: https://artists.ca/show/2019_scenes_from_western_canada
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!
Here is an application that the schools are using that allow teachers to connect with their students and carry on classes. It is called Zoom and we will be using it. We hope you will find it easy to use and have fun with it. To help you, we have a link to a Youtube video Joining a Zoom Call for the First Time; Fun and Easy Online Connection . Just click it and start watching.
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..