Weekly GGCS Announcement


Week of July 24 to July 28, 2017


GGCS General Meeting

GGCS Welcomes: JEREMY SUTTON, artist, photographer, painter, author, and Corel Painter master, who will demonstrate live painting with the powerful digital paint program Corel Painter 2017, at the July 24 General Meeting.

This Month’s Subject: Learn to paint digitally

Photographers will learn how to improve their photos, artists will learn how to make digital art on their computer, and others will just enjoy this lively and educational presentation.

He’ll explain his creative process, decision-making, and workflow as he goes. He will show the basics of how to paint from a photo reference as well as from life. Jeremy says, “My journey of making art started with drawing from imagination as a child, which developed into a passion for drawing portraits and figures from life.”

Jeremy studied life drawing, sculpture and etching at the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art, Oxford, U.K., while earning a degree in physics from Pembroke College, Oxford University. He then studied lithography and life drawing at the Vrije Academie, The Hague, The Netherlands.

Originally from London, Jeremy has made the San Francisco area his home since 1988. First introduced to using the computer as a fine art tool in 1991, he has been exploring the digital art medium ever since, using, teaching, demonstrating, and performing with every version of Painter from version 1 onward.

After a career selling superconducting magnets for physics research, he became a full-time professional artist in 1994. His projects have included being commissioned to paint a large heart, purchased by Visa Corp. and placed on San Francisco’s Union Square, as part of San Francisco General Hospital’s Hearts in San Francisco program.

He has also performed live-action painting as a tableau vivant at the de Young and Legion of Honor museums (creating studio tableaus and portraying the historical artists Edgar Degas, Vincent van Gogh, Pablo Picasso, and Henri Matisse) and performing digital painting for the Cirque du Soleil TOTEM show in its Tapis Rouge tent in San Francisco. Jeremy has written five books on painter’s digital art and produced many videos and DVDs.

Jeremy maintains a Digital Art teaching Web site called PaintboxTV.com. It has numerous videos and other instructional materials, for learning Painter, iPad Art and art and iPhone Art. It includes monthly webinars on Painter and iPad art. Subscription to PaintboxTV is $200 per year.  He also offers painting workshops in the US and Europe.

His presentation on Monday night will include:

  • A photo painting demo in latest version of Painter 2017, showing clone workflow and some cool brushes, etc.
  • A photo painting demo using Art Rage App on the iPad.
  • A live portrait sketch demo using Procreate on iPad of someone in the audience.
  • A short video demonstration of the Tilt Brush, a new 3D Virtual Reality paint program (see https://jeremysutton.com/vr-vegas-2017).

The evening will end with a short “Lindy Hop” dance performance.


  • Fourth Tuesday, 2:00 PM at the San Rafael Public Library
  • 110 E Street, San Rafael, CA
  • Tuesday, July 25, 2017, 2:00 PM

The GGCS, in conjunction with the San Rafael Public Library’s TechZone, will present a SIG in which users with iPads will learn to develop Keynote presentations so that they can display whatever they choose: photos, mementos, vacation travel, hobbies or family events.

We will be using the library’s subscription to Lynda.com, an online technology learning tool. During the session attendees will create professional looking presentations on a TechZone iMac which they can then copy to a flash drive and download to their own iPad. 

SIG leader, Ron Matteri – 415.454.0714

From our “Sister’ Group, Marin County Genealogical Society

MCGS General Meeting

  • When: July 27, 2017
  • When: 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM
  • Where: Marin Family History Center, 220 North San Pedro Rd., San Rafael 

General Meeting:

“Blogging Your Genealogy”
Presented by
 Erin Lacey

Document your ancestors and lay down some cousin bait at the same time.

Erin Lacey is an accomplished genealogist who has been blogging about her ancestors for several years at knowtheirstories.blogspot.com.

A genealogy blog can be used in many ways – Tell family stories, document your research, and share with family members.

Erin will explain how and why she created her blog, including a case study to show how a detailed blog entry about Erin’s ancestor helped break down a brick wall.

The share and tell segment of the meeting will ask members to talk about their methods for sharing genealogy research with others.


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