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UPDATE * Reception & Artist’s Demonstration, Food For Thought — April 12

Artwork by Kate Williams

Artwork by Kate Williams

The Vienna Arts Society invites the public to meet with artists and enjoy light refreshments at a reception for BON APPETIT, an all-member exhibition on display through May 5. The regular members’ meeting for April will be curtailed in order to focus on guest artist Kate Williams’ presentation of “Food for Thought” as she creates a small oil painting that speaks to the theme. 7:30 – 9:30 pm, Thurs. Apr. 12, Vienna Art Center, 115 Pleasant St., NW, Vienn

Kate Williams presents her techniques

Kate Williams presents her techniques

This reception is planned as an extraordinary event as it will be a “mix and mingle” as well featuring artist Kate Williams demonstrating her painting technique….

Since the regular members meeting for the month will be curtailed, a VAS business communication will be issued before this event.

“Bon Appetit” is a member-only exhibit at the VAS art center from March 6 through May 7. ______________________



 At last week’s meeting, members and visitors were treated to an oil painting demonstration entitled “Food for Thought” by Kate Williams. Kate wants to emphasize her technique for painting a luscious cupcake: “Fat over Lean”.

She first applied thin (lean: paint can be mixed with solvents, which speeds up drying) layers of transparent glazes. Next she finished with final layers of thick (fat: paint can be mixed with linseed oils, which retards the curing process) opaque paint. Kate notes: “If you go back and forth with lean and fat layers, the fat layer will actually still be wet and unable to fully dry…”


Food For Thought, download a flyer with Kates notes for this demonstration.


(Note that there is no formal VAS meeting this month. Please come and enjoy this social event with VAS, other artists, and patrons.) The next VAS  meeting is in May with a  demonstration that will feature a representative from Golden Paints who will offer demonstrations of their new artist’ products and samples while they last.