Monday, February 5, 2018

Monday Experimental Art Day
...every third Monday
by Karen Foster
Feb 19th  | Kandinsky inspired throw down circles
$50 a class | 12-5pm -ish | age 16 and up

Amazing colors will be applied to canvas followed by discussions about composition. You will pick your favorite composition and create an abstract by using circles as the theme. 

Supplies:  24x24 canvas, sample house paints (we will share), large brushes, stamps, stencils, palette knife, sponge rollers, scraping tools, and paper towels.

Come enjoy the fun and learn a lot that you can apply to your own art medium.

Additional classes:

Mar 19th  | Drawing and Painting with a Stick 
Experience, for a day, what it would be like to be Henri Matisse. Draw with a bamboo pole tipped with Charcoal, then switch gears and paint the drawing with big, loose strokes by taping a brush on a stick.

SUPPLIES: #16, #18 OR #20 round brush, a variety of other favorite brushes, possibly a small table or TV tray, 2 full sheets of watercolor paper  22”x30” or 1or 2 large canvases, several samples of acrylic house paints, large bucket for water, paper towels, blue or green wide painter’s tape

Apr 23rd  | Drip Painting
Unlike Jackson Pollock who worked horizontally, Karen will show you a form of action painting using a vertical surface to encourage dripped paint to make its way to the bottom and then introduce negative painting onto the piece to create flowers or trees.  

SUPPLIES: 16”X20” canvas, table top easel, acrylic paints, in either sample house paints or your regular acrylics, a couple of wide brushes such as a 1” or larger, newspaper, paper towels or baby wipes

May 21st  | Collage
This is a medium that allows the artist to interact with existing materials-anything from newsprint, magazines or any other ephemera and beautiful papers to create visually dynamic hybrids.  If you have some special papers, by all means you may bring your own or Karen will have a reserve of beautiful papers for you to use for a small supply fee.

SUPPLIES: 12”X16” canvas or board, matte medium or Mod Podge, an old brush for glue, paper towels or baby wipes, any papers you may want to use.

Shanley House Gallery | 224 N. Travis St | Granbury, TX 76049

Phyllis Webster–LGAA February Featured artist at the Granbury Visitor's Bureau

Phyllis Webster is an award-winning writer and fine art photographer. Her early photographic training began in high school and continued in college photojournalism classes. She is a Stephen F. Austin State University journalism graduate who has had a successful career in public relations, broadcasting and marketing. Aside from freelance writing and volunteer work, Phyllis spends her time traveling and gardening. She is a Master Gardener and has written a weekly/bi-weekly horticulture column in the Hood County News since 2001. She regularly attends state and international photography workshops and has trained with numerous professionals. In Granbury, she heads the Granbury Camera Club (LGAA) and her work is shown around town and in LGAA shows. She has her photographs hanging in two galleries in New Mexico, where she has a summer residence.Work featured at: GVB | 116 West Bridge St | Granbury, TX 76048

"Radiant Ride"
Photo by Phyllis Webster

"Harbor Life"
Photo by Phyllis Webster

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

February LGAA Meeting Demo by James Spurlock

Monday, February 12th | 7pm
One of our most popular demonstrators will be featured at the February meeting. Local artist James Spurlock tends to draw a large crowd. The high-level of detail he is able to capture in his fast-paced demos boggles the mind. This demo is not to be missed.
You do not need to be a member to attend the meeting. Here is a photo of James with a piece he painted for us in a previous year.

Shanley House Gallery | 224 N. Travis St | Granbury, TX 76048

Artwork by Sharon Grindstaff At Granbury Conference Center through March

The work of LGAA member Sharon Grindstaff is currently featured (through March) at the Granbury Conference Center. Stop by and take a look and even take one home. They are all for sale.

February Granbury Camera Club Meeting

Granbury Camera Club Photographers meeting
(Normally) Meets on 3rd summer meetings

The February meeting of the Granbury Camera Club will feature the Photo Restoration work of Ed Phillips, Granbury Photography. Join us Tuesday, February 20, at 6:30 p.m., at The Shanley House, Granbury. Ed will share his tips and restoration techniques. The editing skills he uses to do this work may be applied to any photo editing routine, specifically work with color, contrast, sharpening and removing "flaws."

You'll learn how to bring back faded, spotted, scratched and torn photos by using software such as LIghtroom, Photoshop and various filters. Ed will discuss how to load printed photos onto your computer, including those that have glass stuck to them! He will talk about which parts are the most important to repair and demonstrate how to enhance color, contrast and sharpness. Also included are tips on paper to use and other tricks of the trade.

Ed welcomes your photos as a part of his restoration program. Send photos that you would like to see repaired to You may also bring photos to the meeting to discuss with Ed.

Please join us! There is no charge for this fantastic opportunity to learn.
The Photo Show is open through Saturday, February 24 during the Shanley's open hours Fridays and Saturdays 10 - 4 and Sundays 1 - 4. Stop by, bring friends and vote for the People's Choice!
Before and after photos by Ed Phillips

Here are some before and afters.

Monday, January 29, 2018

WORKSHOP-Colored Pencil Techniques with Mary Jo Jung


Our popular 1 DAY workshops are back!
Learn colored pencil techniques with Mary Jo Jung.
02-17-18 | 9:30am to 4pm
Please contact artist directly to sign up.

Shanley House Gallery | 224 N. Travis | Granbury, TX 76048

by Mary Jo Jung