November 2017 Paint-Outs

This is just a reminder that we have 2 paint-outs in November:

Wednesday, November 15, 2017, 10:00 am – ?
Peter Strauss Ranch
30000 Mulholland Highway
Agoura Hills, CA, 91301
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Steps lead up to a white porch and a house overlaid with stones surrounded by trees and greenery

This site was selected for possible fall colors. The location features trees, river bed (sometimes wet) mountains and such. Meet in the dirt parking lot, walk to restrooms.

Email David Deyell at watercolorists@netzero.net if you think you’ll come and he’ll keep a lookout for you.

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Saturday, November 25, 2017, 9:00 am – ?

Juan Bautista de Anza Park
3701 Lost Hills Road
Calabasas, CA 91302
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Autumn colors, red tiled roofs and mountains…bring a sandwich and enjoy. RUMOR HAS IT THERE WILL BE A PUMPKIN FESTIVAL!

Please call Paula Diggs at 818 223 9153 to let her know you are coming. Paula will also bring a treat to share.

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November 2017 Guest Artist: Louisa McHugh

This month we welcome Louisa McHugh to Valley Watercolor Society. Louisa will be demonstrating in our monthly meeting, and offering a one-day workshop.

Meeting and workshops are held at:
San Fernando Valley Arts & Cultural Center
18312 Oxnard Street
Tarzana, CA 91356
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About Louisa McHugh:
“My journey began when I started college at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. It was there I first studied watercolor… After just the first year, though, I fell into the common misconception that art is not a job, so, I wandered off in search of a more technical career that would be more likely to generate a stable income. In 2005 I graduated from Columbia College in Chicago with a degree in Cinematography. I came out to CA shortly after graduating, and, got into the union as a camera assistant. After a very brief stint in the film business, I decided to return to my roots as a painter. I took a class at Otis, and soon my style began to really develop. I toiled away on my own and studied magazines as I experimented with different methods and techniques. Soon I was winning awards and receiving significant recognition. My work is figurative and, now, is moving away from being so laden with detail. I’m concentrating on developing a looser, more expressive style with an emphasis on the human form.”

Visit Lousa McHugh’s website.


Meeting Information:

Louisa McHugh will be demonstrating in our monthly member meeting, Thursday, November 9, 2017. There will be a meet & greet from 6:30 to 7:00 pm, followed by meeting and demonstration at 7:00.

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Workshop information:
Date: Sunday, November 12, 2017
Time: 9am – 4pm
Place: San Fernando Valley Arts & Cultural Center
18312 Oxnard Street
Tarzana, CA 91356
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Cost: $60 members, $80 non-members

To register, send email to Selina Cheng.

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Plein Air Paint-Outs Announced for October 2017

This month’s paint-outs have been scheduled! Open to sketchers and painters, members and non-members, our paint-outs feature beautiful locations, artistic inspiration, and friendly camaraderie.

Here are the paint-outs for this month:

Wednesday, October 18, 2017, 9am – ?
Leonis Adobe Museum
23537 Calabasas Rd.
Calabasas, CA 91302
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Historic buildings & wagons, live animals, wonderful gardens,  lots of subject matter to use in art creation. Since there will be a student bus tour and period dressed docents we should dress western (if possible): jeans, western hat if you have them. We will be the plein air artists of the late 1800s! Locate around the student tour area, look for David Deyell when you arrive.

Email David Deyell at watercolorists@netzero.net if you think you’ll come and he’ll keep a lookout for you.

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Saturday, October 21, 2017, 9:00 am – ?

Lake Calabasas
23401 Park Sorrento
Calabasas, CA 91302
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Please call Paula Diggs at 818 223 9153 to let her know you are coming. Bring a sandwich or a packed lunch. Paula will also bring a treat to share.

Photo of Lake Calabasas - Calabasas, CA, United States. From my bedroom window. Love the ducks.

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You can always check further ahead on our paint-outs page.

Welcome to the new VWS Website!

Welcome to Valley Watercolor Society’s new website, updated for the 2017-2018 membership year. This website will be a work-in-progress over the coming year, as we gradually bring the content from the previous website over to this one.

Members, your input is valued! Please let us know what you would like to see on the website. Email your suggestions here:

info@valleywatercolorsociety.org