Immerse yourself in the Watercolor Journey with David R. Smith, …as he delivers essential concepts and techniques in depth. The workshop will be packed with demos and guided practice. Regardless of your experience level, you’ll leave with the skills, concepts, and confidence to take your paintings to the next level. Come and enjoy throwing, spraying, pouring, and maybe even painting with a brush, as David shares his enthusiasm for this amazing medium with you and your friends.
“Master the Mist” We’ll start the workshop off with my FAVORITE subject! I’m eager to share how to create the illusion of mist, beautiful skies, trees that look natural vs mechanical, and if time permits, birch trees,sunbeams, and waves. Even better, you’ll learn to improve your control over this fluid medium. We will incorporate a number of techniques including wet into wet, spattering, and lifting. And we’ll use a variety of tools, including a sponge and palette knife.
“Stunning Sculptures” Day two is dedicated to learning a fun process for creating textures ideal for rocks, old buildings, and sculptures. By working wet-into-wet with magic colors, it’s easy to set the stage for our subject. You’ll learn multiple ways to lift colors, glaze, and negative paint to bring out the sculpture. Lastly, adding key darks will make the painting Pop!
“Pour the Glow”I was fortunate to learn the process used to develop a painting that glows early in my painting career. On our last day, I’ll share this along with a particular process of pouring, how to preserve whites, and negative painting, glazing, and lifting techniques. After this third day, you’ll have earned a well deserved nap.
Each day, participants will be provided a reference photo, typed outline, and step-by-step instruction through all stages of the painting. For particular subjects, participants may also be provided with the sketch already on watercolor paper.
With Labor Day this week, trees changing colors, kids going back to school, Fall “last” getaways, football, and the CMW Annual Membership Meeting, there is no denying that our seasons are changing. Your CMW Board has worked hard and the Fall plans for members are listed in this post.
Sandra Driscoll and Judith Meyeraan submitted these paintings to the Minnesota State Fair Fine Arts
Section and were selected for entry into that show. This is the first time Judith has been accepted into this show. We are proud of our CMW members and wish Sandra and Judith the best.
“Reflection” by Sandra Driscoll
Chains by Judith Meyeraan
Kerry Kupferschmidt, Kathy Braud and Anita Hendrickx were accepted into North Star Watermedia National competition.
Kudos to them!
Reflections, Gooseberry River by Kerry Kupferschmidt
Four Clucks by Kathy Braud
Flowerbed by Anita Hendricks
CMW Annual Meeting and Silent Auction – Monday, Sept. 11, 2017 at Watab Hall. Plan to arrive from 5-5:30 PM to register, network and bring your silent auction items for display.
There will be a dinner at 6 PM followed by our President Kerry Kupferschmidt going through the annual agenda and other items of interest. The dinner is free for members and $10 for guests. Your presence and input are needed so please plan to attend. The Silent Auction will follow.
CMW Meeting- October 9, 2017 at the Paramount Art Studios – registration at 6 PM; meeting begins at 6:20 pm and a demonstration by Suz Galloway. Suz will focus on a wet into wet approach to underwater rocks. She will also show her poured approach to her “Moonlight Painting accepted by Courage Kenny as one of their 2017 holiday card collection pieces. Here are images of her paintings. Further information can be found at her website: birchbriarstudios.com.
2017 Holiday Card chosen for Courage Kenny
Suz Galloway is a member of the Transparent Watercolor Society, American Society of Botanical Artists, and Southwestern Watercolor Society and has served in several capacities on the board of the Minnesota Watercolor Society.
Her work has been included in multiple national and regional juried competitions, invitational shows and galleries. Recently one of her botanical pieces was juried into the Eloise Butler Wildflower Florilegium. Currently she teaches at the Minnetonka Center for the Arts, the Edina Art Center, and conducts regional workshops and private lessons.
CMW Meeting- November 13, 2017 at the Paramount Art Studios – registration at 6 PM; meeting begins at 6:20 pm followed by a demo by Karen Knutson. Karen is known for her unique contemporary semi-abstract paintings. Here are some examples of her work. Her website is karenknutson.com.
Here’s some information from Karen’s website:
“I paint watercolors because I love its free and wild qualities, forcing the artist to adjust to its many moods. For the past few years, I’ve added collage and acrylic, which produces wonderful textures and color discoveries. My paintings are sometimes totally abstract, and sometimes there is something recognizable in the painting. I like my paintings to be different than “normal paintings” – anything that will make the viewer take a second look and be drawn into the painting! I used to be attracted to paintings with unusual colors, but now I’m drawn to paintings with dynamic design. First and foremost, I like to have fun while I paint, and I’m constantly trying out new things, so that I will grow as an artist. I feel like the luckiest person alive to be able to do something that I love so much!
My paintings are featured in Splash 6, Watercolor, Fun and Free, and Searching for the Artist Within , Watercolor- The Spirit of Spontaneity, Watercolor without Boundaries, The Artistic Touch 4, Watercolor- Making your Mark, and the magazine, Watercolor Magic (Aug.’04). I am a signature member of Transparent Watercolor Society of America,(formerly known as Midwest Watercolor Society), San Diego Watercolor Society, Red River Watercolor Society, the Montana Watercolor Society, and the Northern Plains Watercolor Society, the Minnesota Watercolor Society, NorthStar Watermedia Society, and Missouri Watercolor Society.”
Great River Arts (GRA) CMW “Watercolor Magic” Show– Little Falls, MN – October, 2017 Exciting news: From this show, there will be a Members’ Choice Award of $50 with voting by CMW members to be done on the CMW Website.
Here are some key points:
* You may submit up to 4 paintings (no repeat paintings) for this show — members are encouraged to sign up for this show. Fee is $5 to sign up -notify Yvonne Schrank at firstname.lastname@example.org with a deadline of September 25. * GRA collects a commission fee of 30% for GRA members; 40% for non-GRA members. Note that GRA membership fee is $30.
* If you want to have your paintings transported to the GRA Gallery in Little Falls,
please bring them to Watab Hall on Thursday, September 28th between 1-4 PM. Otherwise be sure to arrange for transport to the Great River Gallery for the hang from 10-2 on Saturday, September 30.
* The Reception will be held October 28th from 12 – 2 and involved artists should
be present. After the reception, the artists may take their paintings down by 3 PM.
* For those of you who cannot attend the reception or stop in to pick up your paintings
there will be transport of the paintings back to Watab Hall. Pickup of your paintings
may be done between 1-4 pm on Thursday, November 2nd.
Member’s Choice Award
* Participating Artists in GRA show, please submit your jpeg images along with title,
size, and price to Mary Buhl at email@example.com by Monday, September 25th. * CMW Members: After the GRA show opens go to a special tab and page of images on this website to view
paintings and then to vote once for your favorite painting – Deadline is October 26th. There will be a link for voting on that page.
* Winner will be announced at the Monday, November 13th CMW member meeting.
Paramount Lobby Show – October 30- December 4, 2017 – The Paramount has advertised this event in their Fall brochure. There is a $5 signup fee. Sign up soon with Yvonne Schrank at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NOTE: There will be no show at the River’s Edge Convention Center this year.
September 30th, 2017 – One Day Workshop by Donna Jarvae
Donna will present a new option for your watercolor paintings. No matting, no framing, no glass to clean. Get the new, modern look of stretched canvas with the beauty of watercolor and all of its properties. Donna will cover how to stretch and prepare paper for wrapping around a wooden frame The paper then has to dry completely to make the surface tight as a drum. Donna will have prepared canvasses for attendees to paint on. She will also have some extra wood frames available for purchase if you are interested. Then attendees will paint on the stretched paper so they can see how to handle it. You will then do a painting of a lovely birch tree. Here is Donna’s registration form for your convenience in knowing class content, venue details and registration.
Here are examples of the birch tree painting referenced above:
Coming in October this Fall: David Smith workshop – Dates will be October 19-21st. Registration is being coordinated by Derick Segerstrom at the Paramount Visual Arts Center. Contact him at (320) 257-5928 or email@example.com to register or put your name on a waiting list .Topics to be covered are: “Master the Mist”, “Stunning Sculptures”, and “Pour the Glow”. One day will be spent on each topic. See this summary by David:
2017 Art Crawls: Nov. 3, 2017 –Two artists from the club to represent CMW in Studio B from 5-9 are needed. You can paint, show Your works for sale, visit with the crowd, whatever you feel comfortable doing.
** Paint with your colleagues:
Monday mornings “Silver Brushes” participants paint at the Whitney Center; see Whitney Website for details Thursday afternoons – 12:30 – 4 – Paint to your heart’s content on your own agenda; held at Watab Hall (where CMW annual meetings have been held.) Anyone who wants to, is invited.
Happy May!! Remember the May baskets we made and delivered when we were kids? Are yours ready to go?
“Tulips” Anita Hendrickx
Robyn York – Show at the St. Cloud Library, May 1-31, 2017. The show includes paintings from Ireland as well as some recent paintings and several older paintings. Stop by and visitHere are three of the paintings that will be on display (click to enlarge):
“Cellardoor” Robyn York
“Trinity Library” Robyn York
White’s of Wexford by Robyn York
St. Cloud Hospital Show – May 2017
Hang time is TODAY Monday, May 1st from 4-5 pm. Takedown time is Wednesday, May 31st from 4-5 pm
Centracare Plaza Show – June 2017 – – Be sure to get your information to Yvonne Schrank (click on her email address) firstname.lastname@example.org Wednesday, May 24, 2017. * Artist name – with phone and/or email contact information * Title of painting, Price (Including sales tax)
* Framed Size
* Price – with and without tax – Tax amount is 7.375% (Let Yvonne know and she would be
willing to calculate this for you)
Munsinger Park Annual Art Fair – (CMW booth) Thursday, July 20, 2017 – Contact Yvonne Schrank email@example.com interested in participating. Pat Spence will be in charge of coordinating this event
St Cloud Library Exhibit, July 1-31, 2017, $5. Contact Yvonne at 320-251-8248 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Hang and take down dates TBA.
Great River Arts CMW Show– Little Falls, MN October, 2017 Further details to follow
River’s Edge Convention Center CMW Exhibit – November -December 2017 – Tentative dates. Further details to follow.
Paramount Lobby Show – November, 2017 – Details to follow
Northstar Watermedia Society – 15th Annual Show and Sale
May 19-21, 2017. See information below which include daily demonstrations. Kathy Braud, CMW member will be demonstrating on Friday, May 19 from 1-2 PM.
Great River Arts Juried Exhibition – Little Falls, MN
July & August 2017
The Great River Arts Juried Exhibition is open to all artists and mediums in Minnesota. Entries must be original work not previously exhibited at Great River Arts. This show will be held in the Main Gallery of Great River Arts at 122 1st St SE in Little Falls, MN. Artists may submit up to 3 pieces for the jurors to review. See further info at http://greatart.org/juried-exhibition/
Dates to Remember:
Wednesday, March 1 – Submission Entry Open
Wednesday, May 24 – Deadline for Entries
Wednesday, May 31 – June 3 – Jury Art
Wednesday, June 7 – Acceptance Notices Sent Out
Saturday, July 1 – Deliver Art Work to GRA, 10 am – 2 pm
Thursday, July 20 – Opening Reception, 6 – 8 pm
Saturday, September 2 – Pick up Art Work from GRA, 2 – 4 pm
ACCEPTED WORKS MUST BE DELIVERED ON SATURDAY, JULY 1 (10 – 2 pm)
How to Submit Work:
The submission window is between March 1, 2017 & May 24, 2017.
Fill out 2017 Juried Exhibition Submission Form (online or by mail)
Submit payment (online, by check or over the phone)
Dan Mondloch Plein Air Course – June 6,7,8 2017 9AM – 4PM contact Derick at the Paramount Visual Arts Center. This is a great educational opportunity for CMW member participation – Sign up soon on the Paramount website.
Dan says: “Painting outdoors is exhilarating because you get to stretch your legs, enjoy fresh air, and immerse yourself in inspirational subjects. While inspiration runs high when painting outside, sometimes the amount of material to paint from can be overwhelming. In this workshop I will show you how I select a subject and composition from the expansive 360 degree view. Learn to simplify your subject and find strength in the power of large shapes. With the big shapes taken care of, it’s easier to loosen up and find confidence in using fluid washes, expressive brushwork, and bold color. There will be a plein air demonstration each morning and afternoon, with plenty of time for students to paint and explore on their own. Painting locations to be determined (input welcome).”
Here are examples of Dan’s work:
Minnesota State Fair – Great opportunity for watercolor artists – August, 2017
Coming in October this Fall: David Smith workshop – Details to be announced.
Here are examples of David Smith’s art:
Art Crawls: CMW Artists needed – Please sign up at the May meeting
June 9, 2017 -St. Cloud Down Town Association Spring Art Crawl at the Paramount. Two artists from CMW in Studio B from 5-9.
They can paint, show works for sale, visit with the crowd, whatever they feel comfortable doing.
Aug. 11, 2017 from 3-9 pm – Again CMW assists the Paramount in bringing the arts to the public.
This is a longer time and we usually split up the shifts and paint for part of it in pairs. It is really a pleasant way to spend some hours painting.
Nov. 3, 2017 – Two artists from the club represent CMW in Studio B from 5-9.
They can paint, show works for sale, visit with the crowd, whatever they feel comfortable doing.
Monday, May 8th Meeting – Gather at 6 PM in the Paramount Visual Arts Center, St Cloud MN. The meeting will include an update from President, Kerry Kupferschmidt and a demo by Judy Fawcett. Judy plans to show her process of developing a painting from a value sketch to color sketch to final painting. Members are encouraged to bring a sketch book to follow her instructions on drawing simple figures which enhance the over composition of the painting. Her website is mnartists.or/judy-fawcett.
There are no meetings this summer so keep up to date on this website or the newsletter!!
** Paint with your colleagues:
Monday mornings“Silver Brushes” participants paint at the Whitney Center; see Whitney Website for details Thursday afternoons– 12:30 – 4 – Paint to your heart’s content on your own agenda; held at Watab Hall (where CMW annual meetings have been held.) Anyone who wants to, is invited.
SAVE THE DATE: CMW Annual Meeting and Silent Auction – Monday, Sept. 11, 2017 at Watab Hall.
Further details TBD.
Ted Nuttall Workshop – Here are some images of the participants, their work and of Ted’s work with the class. The energy was high and LOTS of learning occurred and many participants said it was the best workshop they’ve ever attended.