Several SDWS signatures appeared in Fallbrook

The Fallbrook Art Gallery is sponsoring a signature showing and we were well shown. Many of the works were by members of SDWS. How proud we should be that we belong to an organization with so many special and talented artists. There were more letters after their names than in the alphabet! Vita, Pat, Terry, Janet and I even drove down from Laguna and had an opportunity to see the show. 

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WEDS. Painters


Feb 21 Lily pond reflecting pool in Balboa. Near the Slat Arboretum

Feb 28 Crystal Pier  Foot of Garnet St in Pacific Beach

DROP OFF- Feb 25

FirstFriday March 2

BlogChallenge- draw or paint eyes

A Das of a day in Fallbrook

February 4, several members drove up to Fallbrook to watch a demo by Rretindra Das. It was a surprise for me as I drove down from Laguna for this special occasion. I was so excited to see my friends from San Diego and we all had a wonderful experience. 

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Weds. Painters:

Feb 14 Delmar Shopping Center 1550 Camino Del Mar

Feb 21 Lily pond reflecting pool in Balboa. Near the Slat Arboretum

Feb 28 Crystal Pier  Foot of Garnet St in Pacific Beach

Sat Demo with Shuang Li- Feb 10

Drop Off- Feb 24

FirstFriday March 2

BlogChallenge– draw or paint eyes

Paintout at a Lake in Santee with Shuang

Paintout Feb 10th with Shuang Li. At Santee Lakes, the park is used for many activities including fishing, picnics, paddle boating, playgrounds and just relaxing.  The views in the park are varied and gorgeous; a painters delight!
There is a six dollar entry fee into the park.  9310 Fanita Parkway, Santee Ca–619-596-3141

Shuang is quoted in Watercolor newsletter on plein air painting this month.
Weds. Painters:

Feb 7 Laurel Street Bridge entrance to Balboa Park from the North

Feb 14 Delmar Shopping Center 1550 Camino Del Mar

Feb 21 Lily pond reflecting pool in Balboa. Near the Slat Arboretum

Feb 28 Crystal Pier  Foot of Garnet St in Pacific Beach

BlogChallenge– Eyes. paint or draw peoples pupils!

Drop Off– Feb 24

FirstFriday– March 2

Last Saturdays matter days to anxious artists.

Busy volunteers are on their feet or in a seat the last Saturday of each month (except Sept) waiting for the newest masterpieces to arrive on entry day!

Round and round they go recording each painting and placing them for the upcoming judging for the next show.

You do the math, it does take a village, but they sure look like they are certainly enjoying the day!

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Weds. Painters

 

Jan 31 Chicano Park in Bario Logan, 1986 Logan Ave.

 Drop Off- Jan 27

FirstFriday- Feb 2 

BlogChallenge – draw or paint kids at play

 

Sharing a hint at a Hinkley

Sharon Hinkley gets down during a critique show and tell. She shows how to create blacks and seasonal colors that enhance paintings. Some of our members take her class at the Lawrence Family JCC in La Jolla through the Community Education program.

.Sharon was kind enough to answers my questions:

What is your Art Background?
My recollection is that my first work of Art was executed at the age of 4: a large mural in crayon on the Living Room Wall. The “Critics” were not pleased and sent me to bed without my supper. Thankfully most of the subsequent response has been more positive – at least no one else has ever withheld food!
I attended Stanford University graduating with a Bachelor of Art’s degree in Art History. After graduating I studied with many well known Watercolor Painters including Robert  E. Wood, Rex Brandt, Millard Sheets, Zoltan Szabo, Tom Nash, Robert Landry, Bud Shackleford, and Jane Burnham

.I have had more than 50 one-woman shows including exhibitions at Bank of America World Headquarters, San Francisco, Ampex Corporation in Redwood City, The Rosicrucian Museum, San Jose, California, The University Club, Washington DC, The Taipei American Club, Taipei international Business Club, The Taipei Museum of History, and the Tokyo American Club. And I am honored to have one of my paintings in the San Diego Watercolor Society Permanent Collection

What is my career/work?

Painting, Painting, Painting. My book, Watercolor Basics: Painting Flowers was published by North Light Books in 1999. I also became a registered and certified Hatha Yoga Teacher, RYT500. I have taught Yoga for the past 17 years. The Japanese word 

for “Western Painting” is “Yoga. So I started doing Yoga long before I began practicing Yoga. In 2009, I picked up a camera. I have had several photography exhibits in local shops and in 2012 I published the first La Jolla Calendar. With the La Jolla 2018 Calendar, The La Jolla, Calendar is now in its 7th year of Publication.

What inspires you in your work? 

Light
What is your thought process?
When I am painting, I try to stay out of that “thinky” part of my brain.In my plein Air work, I take 3 fundamental considerations
1. Know my Light Source
2. Be aware of what I can see without distortion 3. Be aware of my depth of field (Focus) I am constantly playing with pairs of opposites Light against Dark, Warm against Cool, Hard against Soft, Bright against Dull – hoping to bring them together into a Harmonious work of Art
How do you attack your paintings?I don’t attack them, I try to relax and enjoy them. That said I have been known to throw water and/or pigment at them,cut them with a knife, and I frequently apply lots and lots of masking tape.

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WEDS. Painters

Jan 24 Spanish Village In Balboa Park

Jan 31 Chicano Park in Bario Logan ,1986 Logan Ave.

 Drop off- Jan 26
FirstFriday Feb 2

 

Many of our members come to Sharon’s class at the JCC in La Jolla

January BlogChallenge is Kids in Action

The BlogChallenge is an opportunity for you to paint or draw something you normally wouldn’t try. So this months’ Kids in Action led me to share a few ideas for painting with you as I love to photograph kids doing interesting kid things.Go through your old photos and find something that you could practice drawing or painting! Have fun and send me your goodies so it will appear in the blog at a future date.

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Weds. Painters

Jan 17 Kate Sessions Park

Jan 24 Spanish Village In Balboa Park

Jan 31 Chicano Park in Bario Logan ,1986 Logan Ave.

Drop Off– Jan 27

FirstFriday Feb 2

 

Hopefuls get in line at SDWS on the last Saturday of the month

Lorri waits to unveil her latest masterpiece.

Anxious artists come early on Drop Off day to enter their entrees for the next big gallery show. Volunteer members are always around to help with the procedures and it can get pretty busy and nosy at times! SoO come to the January show and see which of these hopefuls got in and which perhaps were from the last show at SDWS.

Just for fun, here is a link to all the paintings that got into the show this month.    https://www.sdws.org/galleryart.php?cat=6896

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WEDS. Painters;

Jan 10 Presideo near Old Town may get rained out, check email from gbats

Jan 17 Kate Sessions Park

Jan 24 Spanish Village In Balboa Park

Jan 31 Chicano Park in Bario Logan,1986 Logan Ave.

Caught these two leaving with the evidence!

FirstFriday- Jan 5

BlogChallenge– paint or draw kids at play!

 

Drew won the choice award at last months show1 Congrats1
I missed Gordie dropping his work off, but it is so recognizable. Let’s see which one bets into the January show.