Monday, October 31, 2011

Paula Craven and Dodie Marcil re Headwaters Art Show

Hello Victoria,

You may have already heard about the new art group forming in Canal Flats.  The Head Waters Arts Society.  We are planning an Art Exhibition and Sale for Saturday Nov 26 at the Canal Flats Community Hall from 11:00am until 3:00pm. 
As of now we have about 14 – 19 artists going to display/sell at the show.  Painters, photographers, carving, sketching, drum making etc. 

We have room for 4-5 more artists and would like to extend an invitation to the Purcell Mountain painters.  If anyone in the group is interested in attending the exhibition and sale please let me know. 

Here are the details.....
Saturday Nov 26, 11:00am to 3:00am
Canal Flats Community Hall
3x8 size tables available to display
Sales will be on an individual basis between the artist and buyer.  Artists are responsible for their own sales/transactions.
Refreshments available (coffee & tea)
No entry fee/cost to artists

This will be an exciting opportunity for local artists to meet and show their talent to others.

Please pass this invitation to everyone at the Purcell Mountain painters.  They can contact Dodie Marcil or Paula Craven for more information or if there are any questions. and (Please note Paulas email has been corrected

Please reply to Dodie or Paula directly not at this blogspot.

Swinton Workshop

This workshop will run Saturday and Sunday only....April 28th and 29th.
We have been invited to a demo by Doug at Artym on the Saturday evening.

I imagine that this workshop might be at the Seniors' Centre. We can decide once we have a sense of the Windermere Community lighting and comfort.

This workshop will cost $85/day.
There are still 2 half scholarships available!

Let's do Watercolour

Windermere Community Hall November 12th.
We will decide about quality of lighting in the hall that day.

Take your lunch and treats!

Liz Wiltzen Workshop

Dates: June 1-4
Windermere Community Hall has been tentatively booked.

I will hire people to sit for weekend but you might have to take turns during weekdays.

It will cost $100/day.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Victoria Wrote

Lets Do Watercolours
We have booked The Windermere Community Hall For all day November 12th.

If the light is okay it may prove to be a good place to hold longer workshops!
It is only $25/day!
I will pick a subject or two and we will have a go....

Please note update to Swinton Workshop April 28 and 29 only  reduced to 2 days only.

ps from Sandra:
Victoria wanted me to mention that we will have a workshop with Anne Abgott in August of next year please view Anne Abgotts web site by clicking on the link. There is an interesting tutorial that she has created that you can go to from this page. //

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Up dates to the Workshop Infomation

Victora has supplied the information for the up coming workshops. You will see that information under the individual workshop tabs  at the top of this page. Just click on the link.  You can sign up by leaving your name in the comments on that page. When you sign up please just leave your name. Victoria will be able to check here for new people who sign up.
Please remember to  fill in the box to the right of this post.
"Enter your email to get alerts when there has been a new post." you will receive an email when there is an up date. There are a couple of steps involved but I know you can do it if you just follow along or phone me and I will help you.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Cleaning Paint Brushes

Do you have an old paint brush that you can't get clean, try soaking it in a fairly concentrated solution of Murphys Oil Soup. ( Available at the hardware store maybe even Sobeys or AG) .
It also works for daily cleaning of brushes. Oil painters should first clean with solvent and then the final cleaning with the soap solution. Acrylic painters rinse your brushes first then swish the brush in the soap solution then rinse. I had several old brushes that I thought were goners but after soaking them over night  they were nice and soft again. Let me know if this works for you in the comments.

Monday, October 24, 2011

A short message

Well it seems you  are still a little reluctant to contribute here to try it out. Don't be shy. Even though I have subscribed I still haven't been able to test if I get an email when this is up dated so that is why I am writing this blurb. In my research it said that "Feed Burner " that's the program that is suppose to send the email alerts is slow and it some times takes a while for them to notify subscribers of blog updates. So I am giving them one more chance to pull up their socks and if I don't get an emails soon I will look into a different program.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Please you authors blog a little.

Victoria wants a workshop with Doug Swinton and also one with Liz Wiltzen in the spring if you are interested in these please click on the Doug Swinton tab just north of this blog.
Barry is working on a three fold brochure and would like anyone with an old copy of our old one to contact him or bring it to painting on Tuesday.
Please subscribe by email to this blog. Just enter your gmail email in the box just right of this blog where it says  Follow by Email and you will be sent an email alert when this blog is up dated. Wolfgang has already entered his.
I see Wolfgang that you have started a blog do you need help with it? Painting Nature is a good title.
Rowena you may want to up date your gmail account so that your name is published when you blog instead of unknown and Wolfgang you might like to update  yours too so that your name appears like ours.

You will see that I added some tabs above this blog where if you move your mouse over they will highlight and if you click on them you will be taken to another page where we will keep important even news so that you can see what is going on and sign up if you want too.  To get back to the blog simply hit Home.
See that wasn't too hard. I just wish that you folks had been the bloggers not me so that you could say what you want not what I wrote. LOL in my book that means Lots of Love Sandra. Check out my new blog Sandra

Friday, October 21, 2011

Here is the link to Robert Genn's web site where you can sign up for his twice a week news letter about all things art.  I  will also add it to our favorite links   .Robert Genn .

Pynelogs Show 2012

At our meeting earlier this week, I agreed to liaise with CV Arts on arranging the dates for next year's show. We would like to have the show moved to a time when the restaurant at Pynelogs is open. Ideally, our show would include the September long weekend. I will be keeping the group posted via this blog, so please watch for postings.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

New day new look.

I am hoping that you continue to look here for new posts on a regular basis to get familiar with checking here. I have removed some of your blogs so we don't have to wade through stuff. We have 8  no just in 9  members so far. This is good! If you haven't received an invitation I will send it again and hope that it works. In bloggers "known issues" it says that invites to certain Internet providers don't let this type of invite through. They suggest that you not click on the link but copy it and paste it into your browser. Does that sound like Greek to you I will show you. Your browser is the address bar at the top of your screen the part were you enter www. etc.  Also the invite may have gone to your spam or junk mail check there. Another thing that "known issues" said it that the link would only work once so if you tried it and it didn't work the best would probably be to open a gmail account and then phone me with that address and I will send another email invite. I hope you will persevere so that we soon get all connected. PS Sandra B said that the black background colour was hard to read. I will be experimenting with colours so check back.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Invite to be a contributor.

Please reply to your invite to be a contributor to this site, which you should have recieved in your email box. I just invited all on our PMP 2011-2012 membership list. Since all our information will be in one spot now we should get less emails and we will just check here. Please stick to PMP business when you post after your inital try. I will help you make a blog spot of your own if you want to ..... . It's fun believe me...

One more post today.

I have been working on the layout of the blogspot this morning. It seems now that as more contributors are added the picture profile is not showing. I have reseached this and that is how it is so don't fuss trying to get your pic here. If you have already created a profile picture for your gmail account no harm done. I am also learning as we go along. In my research I also learned that we can have over 100 contributors so no worries there. I guess some were able to sign in the first time with other than gmail accounts but will have to create a gmail account if you want to continue to view this site once we close it up.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Sandra H here

I just sat down and added you as authors. It seemed to work even if you don't have a gmail account. Maybe you only need that to start a new blog. Anyway if you accept the invitation to be authors/bloggers you should be on your way. Just sign in with your account info and try it for yourself. For now just write a little blurb and publish it we will understand then as time goes on we can add relevent information as it comes up. Just check back once in a while to see what is new. Gwen tried it and so did Sherry now it is your turn. Hope this works for every one and we can make use of this wonderful tool. We are still a public site so don't add any personal information in your blog. Once we get set up we can close this up and use it for our own group.

Sherry here

Just reminder to pay dues, thanks if you aready paid. $35.00

from Gwen

John Swallow and Donna, Invermere Family Chiropractic want to hang some of our paintings in their reception and other rooms at the end of November. We have the opportunity for 11 paintings. If there are any who would like to hang some artwork, please let me know - Gwen