Seabrook Island Artist Guild – Jan 15

Seabrook Island Artist Guild
Monthly Meeting
January 15, 2019
1:00 to 3:30 pm at the Lake House

Based on numerous requests from members, instead of having the usual visiting artist demonstration at our January meeting, we will be holding an interactive workshop led by Bob LeFevre on two subjects of interest:

  1. Photographing Your Finished Artwork: This will include proper camera settings, lighting and reworking/enhancing the photograph.
  2. Improving Compositional Elements and Manipulating the Photos You Paint From: Painting from photos can be difficult since not only can you not rearrange nature, but the camera always overly darkens shadow areas and overly enhances lit areas. Especially for inexperienced artists who might tend to literally copy the photo, this results in not only inaccurate depictions, but also does little to express the true beauty we see with our eyes. We will explore the many options available to both improve the accurate depiction of scenes and create different or even greater effects using an I Phone, I Pad or computer before printing the photo.

If these topics interest you, please join us whether you are a member of the artist guild or not.

Reminder: Bob LeFevre will hold a free and open-to-everyone workshop on Drawing and Painting Shrimp Boats on Thursday, January 10, 2019 from 1:00 – 3:30 pm at the Lake House. You only need to bring a notepad and pencil to the Eagle’s Nest Studio.

To learn more about the Seabrook Island Artist Guild and upcoming events, please go to the website at

-Submitted by Betsy Turner