Thanks to Ken Austin for a special one-day workshop…

We had a great time at the Ken Austin Workshop on Saturday, October 7th. We learned about communicating with our audience, creating tension, the importance of values, and painting what interests you. In doing these things, there are some fun “tricks of the trade” you can use like, stamping, patterns, lifting, and using unconventional items for special effects.

We all enjoyed this special workshop with a special instructor and wish we could have another day!

Attendees:  Teresa Chin, Mary Dall, Karen Bowden, Cathy Caine, Sherry Mohr, Janet Asbury, Marcella Moglia, Susan Greenlee-Mamon, Marianna Ross-Hamilton, Maureen Murphy , Faye Tambrino & Diane Darnell.

Janet Asbury, workshop assistant, Michel did a great job keeping everyone happy with snacks, coffee and equipment.

Congrats to Juried Show Award Winners

The jurist had a difficult task having to choose the top paintings among the selection of work making up the
2017 CFWS Annual Juried Show.
The following artists were presented with their awards at the show’s opening reception held the evening of February 2, 2017.

  • Precious - Wilkinson
    Precious - Wilkinson
    Best of Show
  • Full Service - Daydodge
    Full Service - Daydodge
    First Place
  • Tribute to Cecil - Greenlee Mamon
    Tribute to Cecil - Greenlee Mamon
    Second Place
  • Winter Wonderland - Nelson
    Winter Wonderland - Nelson
    Third Place
  • Contemplation - Hague
    Contemplation - Hague
    Honorable Mention
  • Rorschach Aquatica II - Hanlon Breuer
    Rorschach Aquatica II - Hanlon Breuer
    Honorable Mention
  • Aubergine - Carrier
    Aubergine - Carrier
    Award of Merit
  • Along The Ripples - Antony
    Along The Ripples - Antony
    Award of Merit

BEST OF SHOW
‘Precious’ by Rebecca Wilkinson

FIRST PLACE
‘Full Service’ by Dana Daydodge

SECOND PLACE
‘Tribute to Cecil’ by Susan Greenlee-Mamon

THIRD PLACE
‘Winter Wonderland’ by Chauncey Nelson

HONORABLE MENTIONS
‘Contemplation’ by Bob Hague
‘Rorschach Aquatica II’ by Sandy Hanlon-Breuer

AWARDS OF MERIT
‘Aubergine’ by Mary Carrier
‘Along The Ripples’ by Cleetus Antony

The show runs through April 2 at the Winter Garden Art Association’s ‘127SOBO Gallery’ in Winter Garden, located  in
downtown Winter Garden.
Viewing is available during SOBO business hours,
and free and open to the public.
Free parking directly across the street.
wgart.org for more info on SOBO Gallery.

Work in show available for reference online here. 

Cindy Sturla, CFWS artist, offers watercolor classes

Classes are held  in Studio One, at Gallery on First, 211 E First Street, Sanford, FL.  

  • Watercolor I is offered Tuesday afternoons, 1:30 – 4:30. This classs is for first-time  painters wanting to learn the basics of watercolor painting.
  • Watercolor II is offered Friday mornings from 10am – 1pm. This is for the painter with past experience in watercolor painting who wants to improve their skills.

For each class, there is a painting project which the students complete by following me through a demo.
Classes are small so there is a lot of one on one teaching.  The cost per class is $25 or $95 for four classes.  Please contact Cindy Sturla via email for more information or registration.

Free Online Course: Transfer Drawings With Tracing Paper

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Karen Bowden, CFWS member, now offers courses online. Her first free course shows how to work on the composition beforehand. Then how to economically transfer it to watercolor paper. You can find the course at Skillshare where you can sign up for free: http://skl.sh/2fNhxIk

At the end of the course, you can see a time lapse of the watercolor painting of two Scrubjays transferred using this technique.

Volunteer Opportunities

CFWS depends on member participation to fulfill its’ mission.  There are a number of opportunities for you to get involved by volunteering to be a board member, assist a board member in their duties or joining a committee in organizing the various events held throughout the season.

We currently need a Plein Air coordinator and individuals to assist with the Annual Show.  Board position openings will be posted for your consideration as the need arises.

Descriptions of the various Board positions are described here.

Member Directory now .pdf

The 2016-17 Membership Directory has been distributed to the current membership in .pdf format via email.  If you are current in your membership but did not receive your copy, contact our membership coordinator.

There will not be a printed version of the directory.  The directory will be updated periodically during the season and redistributed.

Thanks,
CFWS Board

New web site design launched…

We have moved our website to the WordPress architecture allowing CFWS to explored dynamic ways to get content to you.  WP allows for content management to be performed by a group of “authors.” Our authoring group is small for now as we learn.  As we do, we hope to add more interesting watercolor content to the site.

We want to post your announcement, invitation, item for sale, learning opportunity here for you.  Submit your content to web content and we will happily review it and get it posted.

We hope you find this to be a positive change and welcome your comments.  Contact the web admin.

Watercolor & Acrylic with Nancy McDonald

Watercolor and Acrylic every Tuesday, 9 am, to 12 noon at
The Fran Carlton Center, 11 North Forrest Ave in Apopka, FL.

For more information and cost call Nancy at 407 464 6724.

Come and visit the first class to see if you like it. We will be working all summer  and it is an open class so if you miss a class ..no problem. And then we all go out to lunch.

Watercolor class with Roberta Lerman

CFWS Roberta Lerman’s Watercolor Class has openings on Wednesdays from 1:00 to 3:30. The classes are ongoing and not divided into sessions. Classes offered at the Maitland Senior Center on Maitland Avenue.

The class fee is $5 per lesson.  Option: Pay $16 on the first Wed. of the month for the current and next three Wednesday sessions.

The atmosphere is relaxed , attendees are expected to make good use of their time painting or drawing.

Class Agenda :
• Watercolor demo for the first 45 minutes;
• Members of the class may work on their own version of the demo painting or work on their own subject for remaining time.  Instructor available to answer questions and assist for the remainder of the class.

 *Students responsible for their own painting supplies.