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PAL/LAA/DAC General Meeting February 14, 2022

“Imagination Expressed” judge John Tullis comments on winning art works 

Guest Speaker Kit Davey


PAL/LAA/DAC General Meeting November 8, 2021

PAL/LAA/DAC General Meeting October 2021


PAL/LAA/DAC General Meeting June 14, 2021

Instagram Training

Module 1: Installing and Creating an Instagram Account

Module 2: Creating/Editing Profile

Module 3: Adding a Post and Hashtags

 Patch Posting for Nonprofits

Training – Patch Posting for Nonprofits

The Business of Art with Stephen Wagner

From May 2021 Zoom LAA PAL DAC General Meeting. 

Comics and Storyboards with Elaine Drew

From April 2021 Zoom LAA PAL DAC General Meeting.

Elaine’s handout to print out HERE. Links Elaine shared HERE.

Post Production and Preparing your Photos for Submission

From January 2021 Zoom LAA PAL DAC General Meeting

Part 1 – George Garbarino – Using Photoshop

Part 2 – Jennifer Huber – Using free software

Meghana Mitragotri’s Alternative Video Set-up

“I was given an incredible opportunity to create a video of a painting demo for the PAL Members’ Show. This led to another simple hack of using an overhead camera view! This time not a webcam, not a yardstick, and no duct tape; instead, I used my iPhone (phone camera much clearer than a webcam), a curtain rod protruding from a shelf above a table secured with carpet tape. Recording the video is easy, but it’s the editing that takes time. I edited the video on iMovies and uploaded onto YouTube.

Here is a picture of this hack and my final YouTube video of the demo below under Members’ Show Demos.”








Members’ Show Demos

Watercolor Demonstration of Violas by Meghana Mitragotri
Please see the Pleasanton Art League Facebook page HERE for a two part demo by George Garbarino using colored pencils on sanded paper.

Member’s Show Judge Feedback from December 2020 Zoom Meeting


Photographing Artwork

From December 2020 Zoom Meeting

Heather from Mike’s Camera, Dublin, CA


A Simple Overhead Camera Setup by Meghana Mitragotri

Meg shared her method at the November Zoom Meeting. Click here for a PDF of her instructions.

Adventures in Licensing Art by Kathleen Hill

It all started back in 1992. I received a letter from a licensing company wanting to use my images to present to clients for their products. They sent a detailed contract for me to look at. Legal stuff that I didn’t know anything about seemed pretty scary and something I knew nothing about, so I missed the opportunity. It did get me started on pondering what “licensing” was all about. This seemed pretty cool, you paint paintings and then you give permission for them to be applied to products and receive a royalty. Sounded easy enough as I was always painting paintings anyway!

So I bought myself a book on how to do it and started sending out letters to companies that I thought would just love to have my paintings on their shower curtains and calendars. Lots of lovely replies back on my inquiries with no one taking the bait. Just not “what they were looking for at this time.” Then I got lucky. I contacted a man from a licensing company who was very generous with answering questions. He really liked my horses but he said it was a “niche” market and he didn’t represent any horse art. He gave me the name of a woman who was a licensing consultant who helped place artists with representation. I paid her a fee and she worked with me and introduced me to a new company that she thought would be a good fit, Painted Planet Licensing. That was the beginning of a great relationship.

To explain, a Licensing Company goes to trade shows, finds manufacturers that will use your art and handles all of the contracts and negotiations. Then they take 50% of any royalties you earn. All I had to do was to do artwork, providing new images several times a year and also working with companies that were needing specific art or modifying the images to fit their needs.

There is a lot more to it but I think I have reached the number of words needed for the Portfolio this time, so I will sign off. Hope this was interesting. or