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I still have room for you in my Negative Painting for Watercolorists workshop on August 7-8, 2019! If you want to read more about how this intense skill building workshop will stretch you as an artist, check out my blog at https://janheltonartworks.com/blog/146737/painting-teaching-and-learning-surprising-insights-from-a-watercolor-workshop-mine

Details about the workshop, including time and venue, can be found here:

Details about the workshop, including time and venue, can be found here:

https://janheltonartworks.com/workshop/21463/negative-painting-for-watercolorists-simplified

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Today was the Urban Sketchers St. Louis event at the Kirkwood Train Station. The rain held off until midway through the gathering. Fortunately the train station has very generous overhangs so everyone was able to move under cover and continue sketching. Here are some photos from today’s event.

Carla Giller leading our Show and Tell at the end of the event.
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Mat Cutting Workshop

With Shirley & Earl Nachtrieb

St. Peters Cultural Arts Centre, # 1 St. Peters Centre Blvd. off Mexico Road, St. Peters, MO 63376, 636-397-6903

Wednesday, August 14 and Thursday, August 15, 2019

9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

$110

  • In the workshop, mat cutting will be demonstrated on two different mat cutters: the Dexter (hand-held) and the Logan Simplex (both are available through Dick Blick on-line). Each participant will practice with both instruments. The participant may also bring their own mat cutter to learn how to use it. We will do our best!
  • Mat board will be provided to practice on. If the participant prefers a certain mat color, they may bring their own mat board with them.
  • Single and double mat cutting will be demonstrated along with how to float a painting.
  • Directions on the use of the mat cutting tools will be handed out but please bring a notepad and pencil.

Phone: 636-947-1936 snachtrieb@charter.net 

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Make $110 check payable to Shirley Nachtrieb, 908 Ruth Drive, St. Charles, MO 63301   

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Matting Cutting workshop, August 14 & 15, 2019

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Our copy of the Springfield Art Museum Newsletter, July August September, 2019, arrived and had an article, “Exhibition Spotlight, Watercolor USA 2019,” that we want to share with you.

Click here to open the article that starts on page 4.

We congratulate Marilynne Bradley, for her painting Rothenburg Gate, and Alicia Farris, for her painting Strength and Struggle, which were accepted in the 58th Exhibition of Watercolor USA, an annual juried exhibition recognizing aqueous painting. The award winning watercolorist Dean Mitchell judged the show this year. The exhibition is at the Weisel and Kelly Galleries, 1111 East Brookside Drive Springfield, MO 65807, June 8 – September 1, 2019.

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I still have openings in my Pet Portrait Workshop. Although we will be painting animals, the techniques and concepts learned can be applied to any subject matter!

In this full-day workshop, you will learn my process for painting animal portraits through clear instruction, demonstrations and plenty of painting time! You will learn and practice important concepts such as planning your composition, considering value, color mixing, understanding edges, brush control, and more! 

This all-day workshop will be held on Saturday, July 20 from 9 am to 4 pm at Stone Soup Galleries in Chesterfield, Missouri. Class fee: $100. You can register here: https://janheltonartworks.com/workshop/21475/pet-portraits-in-watercolor

Upon registration, Janine will contact you with further information as well as a supply list.

Some watercolor experience is required. Class size limited to 12 students.

Sunshine on My Shoulders by Janine Helton

Check out my new blog at https://janheltonartworks.com/blog to see a 5 part painting process of my portrait of Truman (below). You can also up for my newsletter at https://janheltonartworks.com/email-newsletter.

Janine Helton
www.janheltonartworks.com

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Hello  Artists,


Hope you’re having a lovely, safe and happy summer!  


Just to let you know, I have a FACES and FIGURES in Watercolor workshop in Quincy, Illinois August 23 and 24th and the Quincy Artist’s Guild has opened up about 5 spaces for outside artists to register.  If you are interested, please contact Kay Sutherland at ksuther@comcast.net for more details and to register.  


As a bonus, there will be a free blues band concert in the Quincy square on the evening of August 23rd!  (Wasn’t that nice of them to schedule that for us?)  


Happy painting to you, hope to get to paint with you again soon!  


Alicia Farris 

Click here for my website

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This year’s workshop here in the beautiful state of Maine will be Sept. 9th – 13th.

If you’ve never been to Maine, you’re in for a treat.  Big pine woods, rocky shores, schooners, harbor scenes, quaint streets, and busy shipyards. Boothbay Harbor is a busy tourist spot, but also a working fishing port.  Plenty of subject matter to keep me coming back for forty years!

Our workshop headquarters is less than a mile from downtown.  A large space  with plenty of room to spread out provides a place to paint if the weather turns drippy.

Just down the street from the headquarters is a quiet lodge high above West Harbor Pond.  Many rooms at the Beach Cove Resort have refrigerators and  microwaves, and the rates are reasonable.  Mention my workshop for a discount.

There are also many other nice lodgings in town.  Check out the Chamber of Commerce website for more information.

The Harbor also features many fine restaurants.  I can recommend some if you’d like.

The workshop day begins at 9:00 a.m. sharp.  I will give a warm up talk to  highlight the day’s focus point: shapes, values, colors, composition, textures, etc.  We will then proceed to the day’s painting location where I will do a demo that will focus attention on the element of the day.  My demos typically last a little over an hour.  The rest of the time on location will be free for students to sketch, paint and photograph the area.  I will, of course, be available for suggestions.  

Finally, we will return to the headquarters for a short and gentle critique of the day’s paintings.  Usually we wrap up around 4:00, giving you time to rest up before dinner.

I hope you can join us in September.  We’ll have plenty of laughs in addition to the serious business of gaining insights to the painting process.  I can be reached by phone at  314-706-6333 or by email (see below) if you have questions.   By the way, tuition remains affordable at $400 for the week. And I can send you a supply list on request.

Here are some scenes to whet your whistle. 

Painting by Carol Jessen Three Trapping by Carol Jessen Painting by Carol Jessen

Happy painting!

Best,

Carol

Here is my email:

Click here for Carol Jessen’s blog

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The Saint Louis Watercolor Society was honored to be invited by the Missouri Botanical Garden to have up to 20 of their members participate in their June 18th Members Tuesday Nights program which focused on art. The evening finally arrived, the rain held off, live music drifted through the air and many garden members stopped to talk to our artists about their paintings. Our volunteers were identified with a STLWS sign. Garden members interested in watercolor were given one of our new STLWS brochures and encouraged to check us out.

Here are some candid photos of our artists in the Ridgeway Center near the close of the event, sharing their artwork with each other.

And here are the artists’ paintings.

Not finished, but a lovely start.
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As you may or may not know, the local group known as Urban Sketchers St. Louis recently formed an official chapter of the international Urban Sketchers (http://www.urbansketchers.org/) and invited the St. Louis Watercolor Society Urban Sketchers to merge with them. Given this would consolidate the two local groups and be an official chapter of the international Urban Sketchers, the merger was considered advantageous and approved. Michele Perrin, Linda Thompson and Carla Baron Giller are the administrators of the new combined group. Urban Sketchers St. Louis is the surviving name of the group along with their Facebook page. St. Louis Watercolor Society Urban Sketchers will close their Facebook page. Carla Baron Giller will continue to coordinate the group’s events and the Saint Louis Watercolor Society will continue to send out announcements of events to their members and post photos of the events on their website.

Here are some helpful addresses for you to use to follow Urban Sketchers St. Louis:

Instagram: #uskstlouis,

Facebrook group: Urban Sketchers St. Louis,

Blog: UrbanSketchersStLouis.blogspot.com

Email:

QUEENY PARK, JUNE 14th

Here are some photos the group shared of their outing to Queeny Park near the Mason Road entrance on Friday, June 14th. It was a beautiful day weather wise and the spot offered many lovely things to sketch.

And now for some close ups.

Even a humble gas meter is a work of art through the eyes of an artist.

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