Wednesdays can be fun when you settle down at a recreational place like Belmot Park with the sounds of the roller coaster crackling and the kids screaming and the loud speaker saying “Make sure all body parts remain in the Tilt a World car.”
But somehow we managed to create some beginning masterpieces. Lena and Barb and Mike and Brent and Gene and Moi busied ourselves capturing the scenes between the screams or drew each other working. You too can come and join in the fun any Wednesday!
Aug 23 La Jolla Cove
Aug 30 International Houses in Balboa Across from the Organ Pav
Drop Off: Aug 26
FirstFriday: Sept 1
BlogChallenge: mirrors, try to paint reflective surface
NOT THE SECOND SATURDAY BUT THE THIRD SATURDAY THIS MONTH!
PAINTOUT SATURDAY AUGUST 19 9AM!
We have a very special paintout planned for Saturday August 19. We are featuring portrait painter extraordinaire Diane Kalt! Yes, you are right portraits are not usually done en plein aire but it is going to happen at our paintout! So before you panic the homework assignment before the paintout is to draw or enlarge and trace a portrait that you would like to paint. Bring your photo that is at least 8X10 with your drawing on a quarter or half sheet watercolor paper. It would be good if your photo has a light source where the light is on part of the face. By having the drawing done ahead of time all of us non portrait painters can get to painting right away and try out what Diane has taught us.
The paintout location will be at Harbor Island Park. The location has beautiful views if you don’t want to paint a portrait. The location was choosen for coolness and hopefully quiet so we can hear Diane’s instruction.
Directions: Head to the airport. At the signal across from the airport entrances take Harbor Island Drive toward the bay. Turn right at the split, go to the end and come back the other way at the roundabout . The park is on your right next to the stone building-restroom. There is plenty of parking there. Look for my Palate Hat! Even though there is plenty of parking I would suggest you get there early.
Annette Paquet retires from her classes and plein air painting groups, but SDWS will always have a place in our hearts for this long time member and watercolorist.
“The environment is so beautiful,” Paquet said. “Everything is just so exquisitely beautiful. Painting is like being one with nature.”
Paquet’s work is in collections across the United States. She has been exhibited locally in a variety of juried competitions. She has also held solo and group exhibitions, juried art shows and been featured in a variety of publications.
Paquet has received a number of awards, including prizes from the San Diego Watercolor Society, where she has been a member for many years. Among her accomplishments, she was one of six citywide winners in the UltraStar San Diego Art Contest of 2010. Her enlarged winning painting is on permanent display at Cinépolis Del Mar.
The longtime artist sometimes holds art shows out of her Carmel Valley home, where she has a studio. To inquire about a viewing, call 858-755-8378.
To view her art, visit alpfineart.blogspot.com. She will be missed at the Lawrence Family JCC and all the places where she taught. We all wish her best wishes for a wonderful retirement.
Sorry, this was so late in posting but I had misplaced my camera, (happily, I just found it). Mark Smith had a wall of his art this year, And many of our members received ribbons. I photographed everyone’smany7 of our works to share with those who didn’t get to the fair. It was nice to see us so well represented.
July 26 Old Town in the center by the picnic tables