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.
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.
BEST OF SHOW
‘Precious’ by Rebecca Wilkinson
‘Full Service’ by Dana Daydodge
‘Tribute to Cecil’ by Susan Greenlee-Mamon
‘Winter Wonderland’ by Chauncey Nelson
‘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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
CFWS Karen Bowden offers watercolor instruction:
Basic Watercolor: Finish a painting in single, 2-hour class each month for only $25. See my schedule for a list of all my classes with locations and pictures.
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.