WSNC, Watercolor Society of NC

is pleased to announce my acceptance into their 72nd Annual Juried Exhibition of the Society. The juror for this competition, renowned and internationally-acclaimed watercolorist Mary Whyte

will announce the winners of this state-wide competition on Sunday, October 15, 2017 during the WSNC’s annual meeting being held at Greensboro College in Greensboro, NC.

The artwork chosen is Crab Art-Attack

Anne Rudd Gaylon & Irene Cullis Galleries
Cowan Humanities Building, Greensboro College
815 W Market Street, Greensboro, NC 27401

Stay Tuned for Information on the Opening Reception to Which You Will Be Invited

 GALA at Campbell House in Southern Pines Tonight

Reception is tonight, Friday, from 6 to 8 pm

WSNC–Our beautiful exhibit of 69 watercolor paintings is on exhibit (two of my paintings included) at Campbell House Gallery throughout this month (through April 27th, end date for viewing).  On Tuesday, a barrage of members came to deliver their art to Campbell House. Many members said they were planning to attend. The show is spectacular!  We hope you will join us.  The staff at Campbell House repeatedly expressed how extremely impressed they were with the high quality of our art.  They expect around 125 local guests to attend, and contributing artists should be there to speak with potential new friends. Central WSNC Region, let’s turn out. Hors d’oeuvres will be served with wine. –Beth Bale, co-director, WSNC Central Region

Yours truly will be there with husband Sandy and her classmates and life-long friends David and Carole Hobson.

On Saturday, check by and watch the artist (moi) demonstrating her watercolor techniques in her French beret! A bientot!

See you there!

My featured paintings in the show are “Crab-Net” and “Clam Chow-Down.”

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“Artistic Expression,” Feature, j’Originals’ Art Studio

Joanna McKethan will share business highlights and updates

at Dunn Christian Women’s Club Brunch, Tuesday March 14th, 2017 9:00a.m.-11:00a.m.

at Triangle South Enterprise Center, 600 S. Magnolia Avenue in Dunn, NC

The public is welcome and reservations are required, call Willa Dean Lee, 910-892-2759







OIL PORTRAIT IN A DAY–Saturday, February 25th, 9:30

a.m. – 4:30p.m.

I am sponsoring what one of my downtown colleagues terms as “one of my famous events,” an all-day workshop instructing students on a 1-2-3 method for finishing an oil portrait.

The ‘famous event’ Dean was referring to was a show I gave my students when he first came to Dunn. The show was held at the “Old School” that I and my classmates attended years before in grammar school. The Old Magnolia School Building had been turned into a ‘Business Incubator,’ known as Triangle South Enterprise Center. The show was nicely decked out in what had been the school’s cafeteria with over a dozen 6-foot tables, with tablecloths, skirts, draped easels, framed or matted pictures with ribbons distributed on them, displaying certificates, and showing the outstanding talent of so many of the children of folks from this area of Dunn and surrounds. There were colored pencils, pencils, watercolors, acrylic and oil paintings to view from ages 5 to 18.

This ‘famous’ event is a workshop coming on February 25th. The 9:30-4:30 all-day Saturday oil portrait class encapsulates all of my tips for turning out a portrait in a day, a tall order that is doable, all things working with us. That is what the plan is, along with having a great day doing it. Willing painters are guaranteed to get way further on in trying their hand at a portrait, in any case. In my best up close and personal way of instructing, I will guide through a well-developed process from beginning drawing to someone’s recognizable face on a canvas.

We will discuss composition, color mixing, modeling, light side-dark side, and oh, so much more. Students will have notes galore, and exciting new ways to continue in this fascinating endeavor of making faces come to life.

I began learning to paint faces in oil many years back in Germany from a Master teaching in the Old Masters methods of oil painting, and it is these treasured techniques I will share with those who come that day, sharing the results of it, later.

A person is never too old or rusty at painting that they can’t jump in just about anywhere and get going again. While there are all kinds of advice on the best ways of doing these things, I stand by the best time being now, the best attitude a willing spirit, the best place a person teaching who’s willing to give help in excellent techniques. Every other ‘best’ can be worked up to, later.

I’ve worked with children, adults, nursing home patients, beginning and advanced.

Check out the portraits  in The world’s the limit.





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