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Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Another 2013 Juried Exhibit Entry

LaDonna Vohar, the president of the WVWS  created this beautifully executed painting.  When you visit the exhibit, look closely for the beautiful sparkles in the green paint.  Title of the work - "My Baby is Home"

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Building Blocks of Watercolor

Tony Van Hasselt has a great tool for reminding ourselves of the important principles of painting in any medium.  The "Building Blocks of Painting" he has developed is very helpful in planning, executing and evaluating our work.  Check out his web site for details:

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Award Winning Paintings from the WVWS 2013 Juried Show

Here they are the winners! Congratulations!  You can see the exhibit will be at the Tippecanoe Arts Federation until  October 25, 2013

Best in Show

A.D. 80

Victoria Willis


First place


Rena Brouwer


Second Place


LaDonna Vohar


Third Place


Arvilla Friar


Honorable Mention


Judith Sorton


Honorable Mention

Jerrie Heath


Honorable Mention

Axie Frey


Friday, September 20, 2013

2013 Annual Juried Show and Gallery Walk

Tonight is the opening reception for the 2013 Annual Juried Show held at Tippecanoe Arts Federation and part of the Gallery Walk.  Local watercolor artists have created some wonderful pieces that the WVWS is proud to present in this exhibit.  Join us for the reception at 6:00pm.
click on this link for details.

T. C. Steele

A recent linesandcolors blog post focused on T. C. Steele. In several of the included images, you can see Steele's handling of a focus area: he highlights the focus area with more detail (and often, light) then lets the rest of the composition blur out.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Busy Day for WVWS!

The third Tuesday is the regular day for the WVWS monthly meeting.  Receiving paintings for the annual juried show today, made it a very full Tuesday.  The judge will have a challenge when he juries the 40 entries tomorrow.  The show opens to the public at 6:00 this Friday, at the Tippecanoe Arts Federation.  It is also the Art Walk, so art lovers will have plenty of art to enjoy.

Becky Brody gave a stimulating hands on demo with YUPO.  Everyone enjoyed trying their hand at this serendipity art experience.

Annual Juried Exhibition

Local artists are dropping off paintings for the juried show at TAF that opens this Friday at 6:00, same time as the gallery art walk. So far there are 37 paintings from 19 artists and more are coming it.  It's going to be a great show!  Here is a fun painting by Jerri Heath, "Not Your Average Goldfish!" More photos to come.
"Not Your Average Goldfish" by Jerri Heath

Friday, September 13, 2013

WVWS Artists Exhibit at Art on the Wabash

This Sunday is the 8th annual Art on the Wabash art fair.  WVWS artist Rebecca Brody has participated since the first year and will be there again this year along with WVWS member Bobbi Smith and Rena Brouwer. Plan a Sunday afternoon outing! Check out the web site for details :
Zenia's by Rebecca Brody - can be seen and purchased at Art on the Wabash

Fall Bounty by Bobbi Smith can be seen and purchased at Art on the Wabash

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Google Art Project

The Google Art Project provides files of artworks that allow the user to get up close and see details. For example, this link leads to a John Singer Sargent watercolor:

There is a small box on the right in which you can zoom in/out (- and +). You can also click and hold in that mini-image to move around the painting. Thus, you can really zoom in and see his painterly brushstrokes.

You can look up other artists, too, of course.

Monday, September 9, 2013

Yupo Demo at September Meeting

Wabash Valley Watercolor Society will meet  at 7pm Tuesday, Sept 17 at TAF, 643 North St. Rebecca Brody will demonstrate painting on Yupo surface. Business meeting at 6:30. Hope you all can come. This will be an exciting demonstration!
Little Bitterns by Rebecca Brody on Yupo

Pop Pop Poppies by Rebecca Brody on Yupo