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life-imitates-artPenni,

Wanda Honeycutt sent me the attached photo which I found quite funny and I have named the photo, Life Imitates Art.  She took it while staffing.  It shows member, Camille Rothenberg, looking at my painting in the August show.  She is assuming the exact pose of the person in the painting and is even wearing the same kind of hat.  Just goes to show how often we assume this pose in our daily lives.

Anyway, if you are looking for something for the blog I thought you might like to use this.

Thanks much for all you do with the blog.  I do enjoy reading it.

Julie

REMINDERS:

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volunteers needed!

WEDS. Painters
Sept 28 Spanish Village in Balboa

FirstFriday;    International Exhibition. Come one, came all

NO Drop Off 

BlogChallenge for Sept. bugs & butterflies, for October scissors

Call for Entries!!!! The 46th Western Federation Show is now open for entires. All current SDWS members may enter up to three paintings for this exhibition.  Entries are due by November 1, 2016.

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Lynette:
My background in painting was in oils that I first was introduced to in high school. I then discovered acrylics through a class I took in the late 80’s. I enjoyed it and built my skill and technique that eventually led me and my husband to do a business. I designed and published instructional packets for painting my designs. My husband was my woodworker. He made the surfaces that my designs were painted on.

In 2000 I had my first book published with varying designs for an artist/acrylic painter to do. I also did FullSizeRender (10)travel teaching to the chapter groups of the Society of Tole and Decorative Painters that I also was a member of. In 2004 I earned my CDA status ( Certified Decorative Artists).
I was introduced to watercolor almost 2 years ago by a workshop I took with Ramona Art Guild, which I am a member of. My first instruction came from Chuck McPherson. He opened to door to a whole new experience in painting. I have painted in watercolor and acrylics under the weekly session in Ramona where I live, with Stan Goudey.
FullSizeRender (8)I am inspired by color. The subject that catches my eye usually is led by color and atmosphere. Is it a sunny day with light and deep shadow or is it overcast with softer light a subdued tones of color. It just depends on my attraction to the overall mood that leads me in a painting.FullSizeRender (11)
FullSizeRender (9)I don’t ever attack a painting…I allow it to lead me into a restful place that guides my thoughts about what I am about to create. I find painting to be that place of escape from the craziness of the daily routines.

 

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We had a BlogChallenge of rock walls, this is a great example of how to paint rocks. Good job!

I retired from hairstyling after 40 years in 2005 after my husband passed away. I then got a job in retail at Albertsons 2006. I was in charge of the Floral Dept. for 4 1/2 years and retired from there in 2013. I now am able to do what I love….painting and sharing my creative side.
I am among the many artists that were chosen to display their work for the month of August “Paint the Town”. My Watercolor for this exhibit is “Flamingo Blush”

Lynette Bredow

REMINDERS:

WEDS. Painters

Sept 21 Hoyt Park in Rancho Bernardo. Beautiful site. Pearl Rest at 11666 Avena in RB, Site is behind it. Stay for yummy Dim Sum
Sept 28 Spanish Village in Balboa

FirstFriday;    International Exhibition come one, came all

NO Drop Off

BlogChallenge for Sept. bugs & butterflies, for October scissors

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IMG_2104Of all the paintings that you have created, which subject do you think was the most successful? Looking through art books, the still life always pops out and landscapes do also.Throughout history, artists have chosen those two things to paint. Along with portraits, those are best sellers.  But whenever I go to art shows, I always love to see animals or even off-the-beaten path objects, like old tools or items that one normally wouldn’t think of painting. I remember these like: Vicki P’s old truck, Drew B’s rusty shovel, Pat D’s mailboxes, (and I did an old egg beater once) are some of the iconic pieces I stopped and wondered about. Where did those inspirations come from?P1010733 - Copy

When you are in a slump, what do you do to get trough it? I am sure we have thousands of stories on this subject alone, so send them in. Maybe your story will help someone who is not producing what they would like to at some point. roz guitarHow do you get your inspirations?

Call for Entries!!!! The 46th Western Federation Show is now open for entires. All current SDWS members may enter up to three paintings for this exhibition.  Entries are due by November 1, 2016. For more information and to view the prospectus click here.

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REMINDERS:

WEDS. Painters

Sept 21 Hoyt Park in Rancho Bernardo. Beautiful site. Pearl Rest at 11666 Avena in RB, Site is behind it. Stay for yummy Dim Sum
Sept 28 Spanish Village in Balboa

FirstFriday;    International Exhibition. Come one, came all

NO Drop Off

BlogChallenge for Sept. bugs & butterflies, for October scissors

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September 13 | 6:30pm

This meeting will be held for members to vote on:

  1. Election of board members for 2016-17,  and
  2. Approval of minutes for annual meeting of September 8, 2015,
  3. Amendment of the SDWS bylaws to eliminate family memberships, and
  4. All other business as may properly come before the members at this meeting.

Members may review annual meeting materials here.  Once on this web page, members can also provide a proxy for their vote by clicking on the appropriate link.  Note, members will also receive either a letter or an email to provide their proxy.  Members should only complete the proxy one time.

Slide6SEPT. 10 Paintout with Jami Wright at Balboa Park. We will meet on the grassy area across from the Marie Hitchcock Puppet Theater and the Balboa Park Club

WEDS. Painters:

Sept 14 Alcazar Garden in Balboa. Behind the row of museums across from the Old Globe
Sept 21 Hoyt Park in Rancho Bernardo. Beautiful site. Pearl Rest at 11666 Avena in RB, Site is behind it. Stay for yummy Dim Sum
Sept 28 Spanish Village in Balboa

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OCTOBER: INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION, bring your friends and family to FirstFriday and enjoy art from around the world!

FYI: We are looking for someone to take over the SDWS Blog

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Katie

Katie, Charlotte, Veronica, Barb, Sue and I had to schlep our goodies, (our paints and stools and easels and sketch books and brushes, etc.) to the beach after finding parking spaces in Pacific Beach. It is a beautiful way to spend a day with friends, especially on the pier on Crystal Pier. People watching is just as much fun as painting there and we certainly saw our share of interesting people and heard so many languages spoken. A guy played his harmonica, people skated by, a gal was carrying her surfboard on her head while her skirt was blowin’ in the wind and babies were running around chasing the birds.

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Charlotte, Penni, Veronica

What a way to spend a day! (and thanks Veronica for some of the photos!)

INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION

Next month is our annual International Exhibition with lots of activities for us. Make sure you plan to see our fellow artists from around the globe and participate in this grand endeavor that we take on every year. Pick up tickets for a chance to own an original painting.

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The Opportunity Drawing featuring “Bring the Noise” by Ananta Mandal.  This painting was part of the 2015 I-Show and was donated to us by the artist.  Raffle tickets may be purchased right now online or at the gallery.  The drawing for this wonderful, full sheet watercolor will be during First Friday, October 7th.
Thanks to the generous donations from workshop instructors and some of our very own artists, we are able to offer not one, but Two Silent Auctions this year.  One will be held during the Preview Gala on Saturday, October 1 and the second will be during First Friday, October 7.

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Sue and Charlotte

You have two opportunities to celebrate the opening of the 2016 International Exhibition
The Preview Gala and Awards Ceremony
begins with the awards ceremony at 5:00 on Saturday, October 1st followed by the Gala at 5:30.  Hors d’oeuvres will be provided by Tender Greens, and music will be presented by The King Taylor Project.  Best of all, you have the opportunity to be among the first to view our 2016 Exhibition.

Important – only 200 tickets are available so buy yours now before it is too late!

Call for Entries!!!! The 46th Western Federation Show is now open for entires. All current SDWS members may enter up to three paintings for this exhibition.  Entries are due by November 1, 2016.

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Barb L

WEDS. Painters 

Sept 7 Fanuel Park. Grand St in PB Left on Fanuel to park. Hint Streets are alphabetical
Sept 14 Alcazar Garden in Balboa. Behind the row of museums across from the Old Globe
Sept 21 Hoyt Park in Rancho Bernardo. Beautiful site. Pearl Rest at 11666 Avena in RB, Site is behind it. Stay for yummy Dim Sum
Sept 28 Spanish Village in Balboa

Special Sat. Paintout with Jami Wright at Balboa Park Sept. 10

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Veronica


BlogChallenge – bugs or butterflies

FYI: If there are ads that appear on this blog, we do not endorse any of them as the WordPress puts them on our site from time to time.

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IMG_0914 Caterpillars have a lovely texture and they spin a good tale (I mean chrysalis), but who wants to paint one and it wouldn’t stay still enough for you to capture all those little legs on paper. But, they do turn into a wonderful site. I have a neighbor who has milkweed plants on her patio and she gets to watch this happen. Did you know they liquefy inside that little cocoon and then redistribute their cells and spread their wings? They also lose a bunch of legs because as insects they have six sets of jointed legs, so Mommy doesn’t have to buy them too many shoes for the first day of school. They say butterflies are free, so start painting yours.  A dragonfly will do too, or a lady bug, a fly, or any other insects, just get out your paints and fly away! So BUGS count for this month’s blog.

Check out this video, amazing photos of the metamorphosis process. www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000617925202

Past President, Mike Shirk Passes

In the past 51 years, SDWS has benefited from the contributions of so many volunteers and this past week we lost a member who ranks at the top of that list.   Recognized for his multi-faceted service to SDWS that included coordinator of the Paintout system, Membership Chair, Director of the International Exhibition, website master, and President, Mike Shirk was awarded the Society’s highest honor, that of Life Member.  Disabled by a rare crippling disease, Mike proved that making accommodations is a part of life and not a sign of limited ability.

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Sept 7 Fanuel Park. Grand St in PB Left on Fanuel to park. Hint Streets are alphabetical
Sept 14 Alcazar Garden in Balboa. Behind the row of museums across from the Old Globe
Sept 21 Hoyt Park in Rancho Bernardo. Beautiful site. Pearl Rest at 11666 Avena in RB, Site is behind it. Stay for yummy Dim Sum
Sept 28 Spanish Village in Balboa

Saturday Paintout Demo:  Sept. 10

Jami Wright will present us with her wonderful wisdom at Balboa Park. From 9-1 you can  enjoy the day the Wright way.

Directions: I 5/Park Blvd. Use the middle lane to keep left at the fork and follow signs for Park Blvd.  Turn Left onto Park Blvd.  Turn Left onto Presidents Way.  Park closest to Pan American Road and look for my Palate hat!!
The demo starts promptly at 9am with a critique at 12:30pm.  I have a new microphone so you should be able to hear me now!!  Everyone is invited and encouraged to attend.  Its great fun, new friendships and lots of watercolor painting!!  All levels of artists are appreciated.

NO Drop Off = International Exhibition next month

Check the website for special goings on for this annual show. Get your tickets for a fabulous chance to own a gorgeous painting.

FirstFriday- Oct. 7 

FYI- You may see ads at the bottom of the blog from time to time but we do not put those on. Our carrier WordPress does that so if you see them, please know that SDWS and I do not take responsibility for the contents.

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Drew_Bandish (2)Story by Drew Bandish: “Perhaps our fellow members will enjoy this painting related story.” 

1. Betty not Barbara
As a favor, today I retrieved that award winning portrait painting by San Diego Watercolor Society member artist Diane Kalt – of and bought by Betty Johnsen, one of my dear, longtime student friends in La Mesa. Betty is one of a gang-of-four friends who have attended for more than 15 years.

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I attended the reception for the July 2016 SDWS show, came upon the portrait,
recognized it as Betty (certainly mislabeled as Barbara). I snuck a snapshot. I went home, emailed Diane Kalt, the artist and each of the gang-of-four for opinions. Yes, it was obvious to all that the subject is, in fact, Betty Johnsen. Diane had recently conducted a demo in La Mesa, for the Foothills Art Association where they are all active members. Whilethere, Diane snapped a reference photo of Betty (who is an award winning pastelist. So, too, is Diane Kalt, by the way.)

Anyway, Betty attended the July SDWS show and took the plunge – she purchased the painting. Since it won an award, it had to hang for the entire show.

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2. Coincidentally, a few seasons back, I had a similar ah-ha experience with another Diane Kalt painting. At a First Friday reception, I recognized the subject – guy in a ball cap – as Dennis McCreight, one of my night class group. Dennis had been fishing at Lake Cuyamaca with his grandson. They pulled a record sized bass out of the lake, brought it to the bait shop for photos for the bulletin board and acclaim from the hangers-on. Diane Kalt just happened to be visiting the shop on an excursion to our back country. She asked if she might take some photos, too – mentioning that she likes to paint from them. Dennis was overwhelmed by the moment and failed to mention the Drew Connection.

 

So, at First Friday, there was a fine portrait on display by Diane Kalt (possibly labeled hat man?). I went back to my night class and related my story. ‘That has to be Dennis!’ I have several SDWS members in that class. Upon seeing the image, everyone agreed with my assessment. Dennis (a retired pro baseball player, hence the ball cap – now a novelist; Ain’t No Bum ) visited the show the next day, made the decision and bought it.

All good for Dianne Kalt, too (she has also painted me, by the way – from a public domain photo, some seasons back). I wonder who she has painted, this month?

Thanks Penni, be cool
Drew Bandish (Drew teaches many wonderful classes, you can email him and find out where abandish2@cox.net)

(Experimental Show –
$150 Burridge Cash Award)

Juror: Jennifer Littleton  

REMINDERS:

WEDS. Painters:

Aug 31   PB Crystal Pier.  Foot of Garnet St  It ends at the Pier

Entry Day Saturday, August 27, 2016
10:00am – 4:00pm

First Friday Reception  September 2, 2016
5:00 – 8:00pm
Show Runs

August 31 – September 24, 2016

IMPORTANT REMINDER
A reminder to SDWS members to please pick up your paintings from our September show and storage area by Saturday, September 24th.  The gallery is getting ready for the International Exhibition in October and our crew needs all the room possible for another outstanding show event!  Thanks so much. Susan Hewitt, Member Shows Director

BlogChallenge– table setting

Call for Entries!!!! The 46th Western Federation Show is now open for entires. All current SDWS members may enter up to three paintings for this exhibition.  Entries are due by November 1, 2016.

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