Watercolor Artists of Sacramento Horizons
2017 Planned Demonstration and Critique Schedule
October Members Meeting and Demonstration - 10/09/2017, 7:00 pm
The October 9th WASH membership meeting at 7 pm will feature Nevada City artist Tina Heck, a long-time watercolorist, who has moved in recent years to acrylic. In her artist demo she will be demonstrating, comparing, and contrasting watercolor and acrylic media.
Tina holds a BA in Art from San Francisco State and an M.Div./M.A. in Worship and the Arts from Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley. She has worked her way through college as a graphic artist, and currently is Marketing Director for a California non-profit. “For the last thirty years I’ve painted primarily in watercolors,” says Heck, “focusing on Sierra landscapes.” In 2001, however, she began to explore landscapes with acrylics on large canvases. “I’ve been delving into shape, color and light for a looser representation of the myriad impressions that come to me,” she says. “It’s a different way of seeing.” Her painting style has morphed as she has became increasingly aware of the subtleties of light and color. Over her career, Tina has worked with a variety of artistic media – from book illustrations to murals to lithography. For several church conferences she has painted live using fabric dye on a large sheet to supplement the music and messages. Sierra Christian Church in Loomis has a beautiful altarpiece that she painted for them.
Currently, she is working on a small series that emulates the woodcut prints and lithographs of the Arts and Crafts movement of the 1920s and 30s. Some of Heck’s works are available as cards and posters on Zazzle. https://www.zazzle.com/hecksfineart
November Members Meeting and Demonstration - 11/13/2017, 1:30 pm
On November 13th at 1:30 pm, Placerville artist Linda Erfle will giving the artist demo at the WASH membership meeting. Her topic will be “Starting Wet, Finishing Dry,” demonstrating how to start a painting very wet, then gradually working with it as the paper dries and the lines begin to hold their shape.
Linda can’t remember a time that she hasn’t been drawing and painting. To hone her skills she completed numerous art classes at San Jose State and Cosumnes River College, as well as numerous workshops with luminaries such as Ken Potter, Dale Laitinen, and others. She paints a variety of subjects, though what draws her in each painting, she says, is “the way light falls on an object.” She paints primarily from photos she has taken around the world, looking especially for scenes captured in the early morning or as the shadows lengthen late in the day.
Erfle’s work has been widely published in art books and periodicals, featured in Splash 11, 14, 15, 16, and 17, as well as Watercolor Artist magazine, North Light’s Best of Flower Painting (1997), and elsewhere. Her work has been exhibited in major shows both regionally and nationally. Erfle is a signature member of the American Watercolor Society, Watercolor West, and the National Watercolor Society. Her paintings can be seen at the Gold Country Artist Gallery in Placerville, the cooperative artist gallery in Davis, and online at www.lindaerfle.net
2018 Planned Demonstration and Critique Schedule
January Members Meeting and Demonstration - 01/08/2018, 1:30 pm
“It is one thing to copy nature but quite another to express her in a painting!” Keep the big message and not the little unimportant detail - the sweeping energy of a tree, not the number of leaves. In this workshop, Frank will cover the topics of design and composition, color and lighting, positives and negatives, simplification of shape, and atmospheric effects. Conveying atmosphere is Frank’s specialty. In fact, it is the basis of all his work and teaching. Frank will be presenting a workshop for us from January 9th through the 11th.
See more of his work at frankeber.com
February Members Meeting and Demonstration - 02/12/2018, 7:00 pm
Please join us for a demonstration by our own Sandy Delehanty. Sandy will be demonstrating her new pouring technique.
March Members Meeting and Demonstration - 03/12/2018, 1:30 pm
Please join us for a demonstration by Sonja Hamilton.
April Members Meeting and Demonstration - 04/09/2018, 7:00 pm
“I love painting the complex textures, forms and patterns found in nature,” says Jeannie Vodden. She is a master at combining a deep reservoir of techniques with a relaxed, gentle teaching style. She is known for the magic she creates with a limited palette of transparent staining colors. Playing with light and textures hold great interest for her. Please join us for a fun and informative demonstration on April 9. WASH is also offering a one day workshop presented by Jeannie on April 9th. Please contact Sue Davis for more information.
See more of her work at JeannieVodden.com
May Members Meeting and Demonstration - 05/14/2018, 1:30 pm
Please join us for a demonstration by David Lobenberg. David will be demonstrating his "California Vibe" watercolor portrait technique.
June Members Meeting and Demonstration - 06/11/2018, 7:00 pm
Please join us for a demonstration by Patty Pieropan Dong.
September Members Meeting and Demonstration - 09/10/2018, 1:30 pm
Please join us for a demonstration by Anthony Rogone.
October Members Meeting and Demonstration - 10/08/2018, 7:00 pm
WASH is excited to present a demonstration by Michael Holter. In addition, he will be presenting a workshop titled "Creating Watercolor Portraits from Photos from October 6-8, 2018". In this workshop, he will give painters tools to create a well-structured portrait while still allowing for the expressive use of color and brushstroke.
See more of Michael’s art at michaelholter.com
November Members Meeting and Demonstration - 11/12/2018, 1:30 pm
Please join us for a critique of member art work by WASH founder Jan Miskulin.