February 2020 Paint-Out

There is 1 paint-out scheduled in February 2020:

Rancho Simi Community Park– Sunday, February 9, 2020, 10am

Simi Rancho Community Park

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

From their website: This was the first community park built in Simi Valley, also known as the “Duck Pond Park”. This park has so much to offer. Here you’ll find a reservable amphitheater, barbecues, lighted basketball courts, horseshoe pits, uncovered picnic tables throughout the park, pre-teen play area, a tot lot, handicap accessible play area, restrooms, shuffleboard courts, soccer field, and tennis courts.

From the organizer David: Take 118 freeway to Erringer  and go south. Park is at the corner of Erringer and Royal Avenue. Walk downhill at restrooms and meet at the lake near waterfall.

Let David know if you are going and he will look for you. watercolorists @ netzero (dot) net

Visit their website.

 

Andy Evansen visits VWS in February

Andy Evansen will be demonstrating in our monthly member meeting, Thursday, February 13, 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.

Andy will also teach a 3-day workshop, Friday-Sunday, February 14-16, from 9-4.

About the Artist:

Signature Member of AWS, PAPA, RRWS, TWSA

Andy Evansen’s interest in art started in childhood, as he can’t recall a time when he wasn’t drawing. He began painting watercolors in the mid 1990s as a change of pace from his career as a medical illustrator. Choosing a ‘style’ was not difficult, as Andy was always inspired by the watercolor paintings of British artists Trevor Chamberlain, David Curtis, Ed Seago and Edward Wesson, among others.

He found himself attempting to capture the landscape with the same economy of brushstroke, taking advantage of the luminosity of watercolors done in just a few washes. In addition, he was impressed with the way those artists seemed to capture everyday scenes in such a way that revealed a hidden beauty, subjects that many would simply pass by.

His work gained recognition after winning an international watercolor competition through American Artist magazine, appearing on their cover in 2005. He’s been featured in numerous other publications since, and has become a sought-after workshop instructor who paints and teaches internationally. He became a signature member of the prestigious Plein Air Painters of America (PAPA) in 2012 and served as their President from 2015-2017.  His paintings have won numerous awards, including the Bronze and High Winds Medals from the American Watercolor Society, and he was their demonstration artist for the 2018 Exhibition.  His love of painting on location also led to him being a featured presenter at the 2014 and 2016 Plein Air Conventions and inclusion in the 2017 Qingdao International Masters Watercolor Plein Air Event.

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