Ralph Dunagin was a favorite…

We all have our favorite watercolorists. Some for their color and boldness, others for their creativity and draftsmanship. Ralph Dunagin was one of my favorite CFWS watercolorists and I always looked forward to our annual show so I could see what Ralph was up to.

“His paintings, like him, were quiet, but spot-on in drawing and color combinations.” said Ken Austin, a long time friend and fellow artist.

Ralph recently passed and he and his talent will be missed.

His full sheet watercolors won awards each year.
Below is a selection of his work that appeared in past annual shows while he was an active CFWS member.

Ralph was a cartoonist for the Orlando Sentinel for almost 40 years.  Read his story.

2020 Creative Confinement Challenge, by FWS members, is on line!

The Florida Watercolor Society challenged members to paint art just 64 inches square, or 8x8inch. This unique online exhibition is up and open 24 hours a day for your viewing pleasure. Work had to be created after the stay-at-home order of March 13th. It is fun to see the many different interpretations of sheltering in place, from the view of an artist! Over 100 entries are available for purchase. So, sit back relax and enjoy the show with your favorite beverage.

CFWS members in the show: Teresa Chin, Charlotte “Charlie” Cipes, Caryn Dahm, Diane Darnall, Susan Jane Donohoe, Diana Eagles, Nancy Larkin, Kim Minichiello, Marcela Moglia




Summer of Art Online Show

We invited our members to submit paintings to our online show and what a response. Originally planned to take this live on June 20th but since we are ready to go, WHY WAIT?

We are showing 25 paintings and will be rotating new work into the show every 14 days. If you don’t see your submission this time, check back June 20th, it will be posted. If you get rotated out, feel free to submit another. CFWS members with current dues paid for 2020-2021 Season are eligible.

Summer of Art Rotating Online Show.

Cudos to the committee: Diane Darnall, Janet Asbury, Jane Brinckerhoff and Mike Malloy.

Ron Malone’s rescheduled live demo – June 14th, 2:30 – 4 pm

NOTE: Ron has just changed the Hat Lady to Cynthia Hunter.

If you have not registered but want to be included:
YouTube link: https://youtu.be/zauvWwfVesI

06/14/202:30am -06/14/204:00pm

Due to technical difficulties, this live demo has been rescheduled. Ron has sent out a new invitation for our society members:

     “Many of you were there, waiting, Sunday, and I did not show up.  My computer froze and you know the rest.  I won’t let that happen again (how embarrassing).  I now have two computers set up (one as a back up) for the next broadcast. As planned for yesterday’s event, I will paint in watercolors, a portrait of Thelma Battle.  Thelma is one of twenty-five “Hat Lady” portraits I am painting. She has her 99th birthday this month and she plans to be online, watching.”

This is a follow up to his demo on October 6, 2019. Click on the link below to watch him paint a “Hat Lady” portrait live!

Date is now June 14

Time is 2:30 – 4 pm.

You can ask questions or make comments on the chat board.

2020 Casselberry Art House Seniors, Students and Instructors Exhibit

You are cordially invited to relax and enjoy this virtual art show, at the Casselberry Art House, from the comfort of your own home. Members of the Central Florida Watercolor Society that are featured:

Janet Asbury – Ken Austin – Catherine Bottleman – Teresa Chin – Diana Eagles – Susan Greenlee-Mamon – Vera Gubnitskaia – Judith Kaye – Marianna H. Ross – Faye Tambrino – David Williams

Pompeii Show: Latest info for 5/15/20

May 15 – There was an article in the Orlando Sentinel, about the Pompeii show, and we have some new information to share. The dates are changing and getting pushed back. Sydney does not know the new dates, as they are still working that out. There’s a lot of moving parts between the museum it is at now… getting it to the OSC … and bringing in artifact handlers, who have to come from Italy.

As soon as she knows, she will let us know.
We also confirmed that we still want to have our show alongside the Pompeii exhibit because the two shows would blend beautifully.
Stay tuned for further updates.

May 2 – Our contact person is back from being furloughed. She still doesn’t have updates about Pompeii or how or when the center will open. As soon as she has a new schedule for us, she will let us know. When we do drop off our paintings, we will have some precautions about social distancing and masks in place. We want everyone to stay safe and well.

thank you for your patience, Terri, Cindy and Marcela

March 30 – We just got some news on our Pompeii show schedule. The Orlando Science Center is closed and not sure when they will re-open. They still want our art in the gallery, however, our exhibit dates will be pushed back and adjusted so we will still have the same amount of time for public viewing. Stay tuned as things develop and stay safe out there.