Philip Duvic, a member of the Bullock County Art Guild, led a workshop for the eight artists present at its monthly meeting on May 6, 2021, at the Josephine Art Center. (Photo by Faye Gaston)

Philip Duvic, a member of the Bullock County Art Guild, led a workshop for the eight artists present at its monthly meeting on May 6, 2021, at the Josephine Art Center. (Photo by Faye Gaston)

By Faye Gaston

Philip Duvic led a workshop for eight artists present at the monthly meeting of the Bullock County Art Guild on May 6, 2021, at the Josephine Art Center. He and his wife live in the historic house built in the 1830s on Kennon Street. The previous owner, Elizabeth Shanks, had an antique shop in one of the buildings on the grounds.

They are active in the Red Door Theatre productions. She has acted in plays, and he helps to build sets for plays. He began the workshop by saying that "we learn by doing" and distributed grids (a page of rows of identical squares) and various pictures of paintings.

The artists were to draw in pencil an enlarged version of the selected painting by using the grid. Copyright-free original paintings from the computer could be used to paint a larger copy.

When the drawing is completed, the pencil lines of the grid are erased.

Larry Stewart and Kathy Capps shared information about the monthly Wetumpka Art Walk they attended in April, where Larry has been one of the featured artists for several months.

It is an arts and crafts show, and several from Bullock County attend to shop there.

It was decided at the April 1, 2021 Art Guild meeting that a permanent downtown Union Springs business window would feature the paintings of a member of the Art Guild for a month on a rotating basis.

Kathy Capps would finish the display of her oil paintings on May 6, 2021, at the previous office of Attorney Louie Rutland, and they would remain there for a month.

Present at the May 6 Art Guild meeting was Mike Benton (President), Shelia Brooks, Kathy Capps (Treasurer), Philip Duvic, Faye Gaston (guest), Joyce Perrin, Linda Reynolds (Secretary), and Stephanie Wingard.

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