January 2020 Paint-Out

There is 1 paint-out scheduled in January 2020:

Oak Canyon Community Park– Wed, January 22, 2020, 10am

Meet in the parking lot for 1000 Kanan and walk down hill. There are rest rooms available in this area. The park was damaged by fire, but has been restored. Lanscape scenes and pond.

Look for David. If you email David in advance at watercolorists @ netzero.net, he will look for you. Everybody is invited. We will help beginners. Artists are welcome to come out and see what they might need to bring next time. If you are beginning plein air David can suggest what to bring with you.

Click here to visit Oak Canyon Community Park’s Website

Julie Crouch visits VWS in January

Julie Crouch
Julie Crouch

Julie Crouch will be demonstrating in our monthly member meeting, Thursday, January 9, 2020. There will be a meet & greet from 6:30 to 7:00 pm, followed by meeting and demonstration at 7:00 at:

San Fernando Valley Arts & Cultural Center
18312 Oxnard Street
Tarzana, CA 91356
Click here for directions from your location.

Members free. Non-members $5.

Julie will also teach a 1-day workshop, Sunday, January 19, from 9-4.

 

December 2019 Paint-Out

There is 1 paint-out scheduled in December:

Rancho Sierra Vista/Satwiwa – Wed, December 4, 2019, 10am

Rancho Sierra Vista Satwiwa
Rancho Sierra Vista Satwiwa

From their website: “Two threads of local history intertwine to establish the identity of Rancho Sierra Vista/Satwiwa. Ranch structures and introduced grasses represent over a century of ranching, while native plants reflect an environment that Chumash Indians lived in for thousands of years. The gentle slopes yield trails that picnickers, hikers, bikers, and equestrians enjoy during every season. Big Sycamore Canyon Trail descends from Satwiwa to the Pacific Ocean along a historic Chumash trade route.”

Look for David. If you email David in advance at watercolorists @ netzero.net, he will look for you. Everybody is invited. We will help beginners. Artists are welcome to come out and see what they might need to bring next time.

Click here to visit the Rancho Sierra Vista/Satwiwa website.

November 2019 Paint-Out

There is 1 paint-out scheduled in November:

Agoura Hills Recreation & Events Center– Wed, November 20, 2019, 10am

Agoura Hills Rec Center
Agoura Hills Rec Center

The grounds of this location offer stunning views of Agoura Hills and the surrounding area as well as the adjacent Santa Monica Mountains.

Visit their website.

Look for David. If you email David in advance at watercolorists (at) netzero (dot) net, he will look for you. Everybody is invited. We will help beginners. Artists are welcome to come out and see what they might need to bring next time.

October 2019 Paint-Outs

There are 2 paint-outs scheduled in October:

San Buenaventura Mission – Wed, October 2, 2019, 9am

San Buenaventura Mission
San Buenaventura Mission

Founded on Easter Sunday, March 31, 1782, San Buenaventura Mission is known for its beautiful gardens and faithfully restored artifacts.

Visit their website.

Look for David. If you email David in advance at watercolorists @ netzero.net, he will look for you. Everybody is invited. We will help beginners. Artists are welcome to come out and see what they might need to bring next time.

Paramount Ranch – Wed, October 16, 2019, 9am

Paramount Ranch post fire
Paramount Ranch post fire

From the website:

“When Paramount Pictures leased the ranch in 1923, they began an era of film production that continues today. You can experience the area where Bob Hope starred in Caught in the Draft (1941) and Sandra Bullock had a leading role in The Lake House (2006). In the 1950s, Western Town was created for television shows, such as The Cisco Kid. More recent television productions at Paramount include The Mentalist, Weeds, and Hulu’s Quickdraw (2013-2014).

“Paramount Ranch offers several miles of easy to moderate scenic hikes through chaparral, riparian, and valley oak savannah plant communities. Equestrians and mountain bikers may access these multi-use trails. Wildlife sightings might include red-tailed hawks, acorn woodpeckers, blue heron and deer.”

Click here to visit their website.

Look for David. If you email David in advance at watercolorists (at) netzero (dot) net, he will look for you. Everybody is invited. We will help beginners. Artists are welcome to come out and see what they might need to bring next time.

We’ll be meeting/painting near the railroad station.

September 2019 Paint-Outs

There are 2 paint-outs scheduled in September, both at:

Reyes Adobe Museum– Wed, September 4, 2019, 9am
Reyes Adobe Museum– Wed, September 18, 2019, 9am

Reyes Adobe Museum
Reyes Adobe Museum

“Built in approximately 1850, Agoura Hills’ first home represents 150 years of exciting California history. This history includes the acquisition of the documented stories and artifacts from the families that have called the Reyes Adobe home over the years. The Reyes Adobe Historical Site has preserved their unique legacies to help visitors understand the political, social and economic changes that have shaped present day culture.”

Look for David. If you email David in advance at watercolorists @ netzero.net, he will look for you. Everybody is invited. We will help beginners. Artists are welcome to come out and see what they might need to bring next time.

Click here to visit the Reyes Adobe Museum’s website.

Summer 2019 Paint-Outs

Although we don’t hold monthly meetings, paint-outs continue through the summer at VWS. Here are our upcoming dates:

Rancho Sierra Vista/Satwiwa – Wed, July 9, 2019, 9am

Two threads of local history intertwine to establish the identity of Rancho Sierra Vista/Satwiwa. Ranch structures and introduced grasses represent over a century of ranching, while native plants reflect an environment that Chumash Indians lived in for thousands of years. The gentle slopes yield trails that picnickers, hikers, bikers, and equestrians enjoy during every season. Big Sycamore Canyon Trail descends from Satwiwa to the Pacific Ocean along a historic Chumash trade route.”

Look for David. If you email David in advance at watercolorists @ netzero.net, he will look for you. Everybody is invited. We will help beginners. Artists are welcome to come out and see what they might need to bring next time.

Click here to visit the Rancho Sierra Vista/Satwiwa website.

Stagecoach Inn Museum – Wed, August 21, 9 am

“The Conejo Valley Historical Society was formed in 1965 to save the original Grand Union Hotel from demolition. With that success behind them, the Society developed a docent program and began leading tours of the Hotel (rebuilt in 1976 as the Stagecoach Inn). Fast forward to 2017, and the Stagecoach Inn Museum is a beloved member of the community, offering family-oriented special events, lectures, school programs, and a fun and friendly group of docents. Come visit the Stagecoach Inn Museum Complex and see what’s happening today!”

Look for David. If you email David in advance at watercolorists @ netzero.net, he will look for you. Everybody is invited. We will help beginners. Artists are welcome to come out and see what they might need to bring next time.

Visit the Stagecoach Inn Museum’s website

Our next monthly meeting in the fall is Thursday, September 12, 2019, 7pm

Joseph Stoddard visits VWS in May

Joseph Stoddard will be demonstrating in our monthly member meeting, Thursday, May 9, 2019. There will be a meet & greet from 6:30 to 7:00 pm, followed by meeting and demonstration at 7:00 at:

San Fernando Valley Arts & Cultural Center
18312 Oxnard Street
Tarzana, CA 91356
Click here for directions from your location.

Members free. Non-members $5.

Joseph will also teach a 2-day workshop, Saturday-Sunday,May 11-12, from 9-4.

About the Artist:

Joseph Stoddard is a partner at SKA Design (an environmental graphics design office) located in South Pasadena. He paints in the evenings and on weekends and lives in Pasadena.

He has produced paintings for a number of Pasadena events, including the Bungalow Heaven Annual Tour, the Colorado Street Bridge Party, the Pasadena Showcase House of Design, the California Art Club Artists for Architecture Painting Project, the Pasadena Symphony and the Pasadena Pops Orchestra. His work was recently featured in the latest issue of The Art of Watercolor, a French art magazine as well as Studios magazine, and Watercolor Artist magazine. His studio was featured in The Man Cave Book.

His books include Expressive Painting, Pasadena Sketchbook, Expressive Color, and Watercolor Postcards Kit.

Visit Joseph on his website.

April 2019 Paint-Out

Our April plein air paint-out will be held at Westlake Village Inn. Everybody is welcome, member and non-member alike.

Westlake Village Inn – Wed, April 17, 10 am

THIS PAINT-OUT IS STILL TENTATIVE. STAND BY FOR UPDATES.

From the website: The Westlake Village Inn’s lovely wrought iron fence is your gateway to a magical place. The view of lush, green landscapes that seem to be never-ending, the enchanting lake, cobblestone paths, vineyards and beautiful gardens with lovely gazebos and charming arbors are enough to leave you captivated.

From the paint-out leader: We expect to meet at 9 am at Westlake Village Inn. Meet near pond near inn office and have lunch at stonehouse.

Look for David. If you email David in advance at watercolorists (at) netzero (dot) net, he will look for you.

Visit their website.

Cathy Quiel visits VWS in April

Cathy Quiel will be demonstrating in our monthly member meeting, Thursday, April 11, 2019. There will be a meet & greet from 6:30 to 7:00 pm, followed by meeting and demonstration at 7:00 at:

San Fernando Valley Arts & Cultural Center
18312 Oxnard Street
Tarzana, CA 91356
Click here for directions from your location.

Members free. Non-members $5.

Cathy will also teach a 1-day workshop, Friday, April 12, 2019, from 9-4.

About the Artist:

Cathy Quiel, internationally renowned watercolorist, captures her images through a vivid application of pigment. Her paintings are represented internationally in corporate and private collections.

She has been a guest lecturer at the Riverside Art Museum and the Muckenthaler Museum in conjunction with the National Watercolor Society and Watercolor West.

Her work has been published and featured in numerous art books and publications including The Best of Watercolor III, The Artistic Touch Volumes 1, 2, 3 & 4 and North Light Publications Confident Color and The New Creative Artist. In addition her work has been featured in The American Artist, Artist and Montecito Magazines and selected for the catalog cover image for the Antioch University, Los Angeles and Santa Barbara.

Although California based, Cathy Quiel’s talents are not restricted to the West Coast where she teaches through Santa Barbara City College, Schott Center. She has taught workshops in France, Italy, Malta, Mexico, the Caribbean, Bermuda, Greece and Alaska.

Cathy is known to her students as an enthusiastic instructor with a true love of sharing her subject matter. Her relaxing warmth and good humor, combined with informative and organized teaching skills, have won Cathy her student’s respect and friendship.

Visit Cathy on her website.