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.

March 2019 Paint-Out

Our March plein air paint-out will be held at Paramount Ranch. Everybody is welcome, member and non-member alike.

Paramount Ranch – Wed, Mar 20, 10 am

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.”

Note: much of the ranch was destroyed by the Woolsey fire. It’s a very different vista now.

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.

Linda Kemp visits VWS in March

Linda Kemp will be demonstrating in our monthly member meeting, Thursday, March 14, 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.

Linda will also teach a 3-day workshop Friday-Sunday, March 15-17, 2019, from 9-4.

About the artist:

Linda Kemp’s home and studio backs onto a wooded conservation area in the Niagara Region of Ontario, Canada. She is internationally recognized for her unique contemporary watercolors and acrylics and innovative use of negative painting.

Linda is the author of two best selling books, Watercolor Painting Outside the Lines- A Positive Approach to Negative Painting and Simplifying Design and Color For Artists – Positive Results Using Negative Painting Techniques (North Light Books) and presenter in numerous instructional internet forums and art videos including Painting Outside the Lines, and Negative Painting Techniques, a series of six DVDs. Her paintings and articles have been featured in publications such as American Artist, Watercolor Magic, International Artist, Watercolor Artist, Watermedia Focus, Palette Magazine, Acrylic Artist and Practique des Arts, Acrylicworks 4.

She is also a contributing writer/demonstrator in the following books:
Watercolor For the Fun of It – Easy Landscapes – Jack Reid
Paint – Illustrated Techniques for Every Medium
Painter’s Quick Reference: Flowers
Painter’s Quick Reference: Landscapes
Color and Light for Watercolor Painters – C. Schink
Finding Your Visual Voice – Dakota Mitchell

Most recently her book Simplifying Design and Color for Artists was translated into Chinese. 

Kemp is an elected member of the Canadian Society of Painters in Water Colour (awarded Life Membership 2013), the Ontario Society of Artists and the Society of Canadian Artists. This artist is profiled in Canadian Whoʼs Who and Whoʼs Who Canadian Women, The Dictionary of International Biography and the 20th Anniversary Edition of Trivial Pursuit. Her award winning paintings are in private, government and corporate collections around the world, including The Royal Collection, Windsor Castle, U.K. and the private collection of HRH the Prince of Wales.

Linda instructs and lectures at national symposiums and workshops throughout Canada, United States, United Kingdom and France. She was the recipient of the 2005 Woman of Distinction Award for Arts and Culture in Niagara and in 2008 received the A.J. Casson Medal for Outstanding Achievement in Water Colour, the top award for The Canadian Society of Painters in Water Colour National Juried Exhibition.

Linda is an enthusiastic teacher who truly cares about the sharing of knowledge with her students. Linda’s lifelong devotion to sharing and teaching the joy of painting began in the early 1970’s when her sister and she received a government grant for youths to offer art and drama programs within the community.

Visit Linda on her website.

February 2019 Paint-Out

Our February plein air paint-out will be held at Rancho Simi Community Park. Everybody is welcome, member and non-member alike.

Simi Rancho Community Park

Rancho Simi Community Park – Wed, Feb 20, 10 amFrom 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.

Visit their website.

Let David know if you can attend: watercolorists (at) netzero (dot) net. He will look for you. If you are beginning plein air David can suggest what to bring with you.