December 2021 – Holiday Social Hour & Art Demo with Polly La Porte

Folsom Arts Association

Holiday Social Hour & Artist Demonstration


Members and guests who wish to gather and visit in the holiday spirit are invited to come early to our December demo at Gallery 48 Natoma. Beginning at 5 p.m., we will have a holiday social hour, with light refreshments and libations.


Thursday, December 9, 2021

Holiday Social Hour at 5 p.m.

Art Demo with Polly La Porte at 6 p.m.

Gallery at 48 Natoma in Folsom

December Art Demo with Polly La Porte

Join us for December’s art demo with Polly La Porte. Polly will be demonstrating how to set up a simple still life using a single light source. The demo will be a step by step approach to an alla prima oil painting. She’ll talk about:

  • How to assess a composition and why it’s important.
  • Color mixing using a limited pallette ( red, yellow, blue plus white).
  • How to choose which primary colors for your subject.
  • Size and shape of brushes for looser painting.
  • Toned background and how it helps your process.
  • How to achieve dimension by identifying the different kinds of shadows, form, cast, and occlusion.
  • Value vs color.
  • Working in the middle values till the last stages of painting.
  • Paint consistency and how to go from thin to thick paint and why that is important with oil painting.

The demo will be a still life of a single piece of fruit like an avocado cut in half, a whole apple, or a cantaloupe cut up. The fruit will be sitting on a simple color plain.

Visit to learn more about Polly La Porte.

See you on Thursday, December 9
Holiday Social Hour at 5 p.m.
Art Demo with Polly Le Porte at 6 p.m.
Gallery at 48 Natoma in Folsom