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CAA Member Meeting, May 9 mini-summary

Updated: Jul 12, 2023

The Concord Library meeting room was full for the May 9th CAA member meeting,

where we were edified by the return of the Acrylic Diva, Tesia Blackburn, who presented a thorough and entertaining tutorial on how to mix Golden acrylics for maximum color power. She also generously included some mini tutorials on using Golden grounds and mediums for resists and image transfers, AND provided free samples for all. Thank you Tesia!


One tip that every economy-minded acrylic painter can use to extend pricey tubes of paint is to blend paint with acrylic medium while mixing on the palette. Highly pigmented paint will retain its vibrancy at a 1:3 ratio with quality medium, and can add flow and gloss, depending on the medium. Check Tesia's blog for more painterly and art-business advice, and to see where she will be presenting her next Golden Lecture, or to take a workshop.


Welcome Ona Canilao as the new CAA newsletter editor, taking over for Laurie Mansur. Thanks to Ona and all who volunteer to keep CAA going strong. If you are interested in taking on Board positions or other volunteer opportunities, send us an email. CAA is member run, member operated.


As always, the CAA Mini Art Show was an excellent way to see what members are up to with their current works. Congratulations to the winners. And thanks again to Carrie VanHouten for taking on the curating duties.

Our next member meeting is on August 12th at Studio 55 in Martinez, and Studio 55 will be hosting a CAA show and sale the next day, August 13th. CAA will send out more information on these events and more via email and here on the site.

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