Friday, December 26, 2014

Mini Watercolor Workshops in 2015 by Linda S. Wilmes

at Wilmes Fine Art Studio, 1151 Hancock Rd., Wentzville, MO 63385

9 – 12p.m., Fee $40.00 each workshop

--Mini Workshop No. 1--

9 – 12p.m. Monday Feb. 9, 2015

Starting at the Beginning or as a refresher. Controlling the paint and water. Using the white of the paper and merging one color into another.

--Mini Workshop No 2--

9 – 12pm Monday March 9, 2015

Controlling hard and soft edges, for depth and pulling up the foreground.

--Mini Workshop No.3--

9 – 12pm, Monday April 6, 2015

Use transparent overlays of color to enhance or tone down an area.

--Mini Workshop No. 4--

9-12pm, Monday May 4, 2015

Selecting color combinations, exploring transparent and opaque colors, for greatest effect. Setting up a palette.

Mail check to Linda Wilmes, 1151 Hancock Rd., Wentzville, MO 63385. Deadline to register Feb. 6. 2015.

Supply list will be furnished after registration

Monday, December 22, 2014

Daven Anderson's Upcoming Classes

Watercolorists and those who will be!

I hope that you and your family enjoy a very Merry Christmas or a Happy Hanukkah and a wonderful holiday!  I wish you the very best in health and wealth in 2015!!  

Day classes will resume in January beginning Thursday, January 8th, and Friday, January 9th.  Class will be from 10 am to 2:30 pm lunch included.  I will also be teaching a former student, an out-of-towner, Monday (12th) and Tuesday through Friday (16th) from 9 am to 3 or 4 pm.  Regular day students are invited to attend any or all of those days as well. The fee for day classes will remain
$190 for 6 classes, lunch included.  Even though I will be teaching somewhat extended hours the week of the 12th, each day will count for one day lesson.  I will also teach a day class on Thursday, January 22nd. 

Evening classes continue every Tuesday and Thursday from 6 pm to 9:15pm.  The fee remains $175 for 6 classes.

I will hold one special class on Saturday, January 10th from 9 am to 3:30 pm.  The subject will be a still life composed of fresh flowers, a sculptured bust and accented with a few other objects d'art.  The fee will be $69 with lunch included. The intent will be to paint the still life freely, with color and from a few different angles with different lighting.

Please let me know if you plan on attending - especially the day classes so that the proper number of lunches can be prepared.

Thank you & look forward to seeing you.  Keep painting!

Daven Anderson
Our mailing address is: 
1410 S. 18th Street, Lafayette Square, St. Louis
Our telephone:  314-241-2339

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Highlights of the SLWS Holiday Party at CJ Muggs Dec. 3rd

This year's holiday party was extra special as the event was held in the lower level of CJ Muggs, the room decorated with members' artwork and holiday lights, and live music provided by Double Clique (who happen to be Cindy Klatt's husband and brother-in-law and who generously provided the entertainment gratis).   We have had positive feedback from attendees who said how nice it was to have a private room with more space, our artwork, and live entertainment.  Here are some shots of the frivolity.

Lee Walter's Nests & Nature Opening Reception on Dec 12th

Here are some photos from the opening reception of Lee Walter's Nests & Nature exhibition on Dec. 12th in Gallery Two at Framations Art Gallery, 218 N. Main St., St. Charles, MO.  The show runs through Jan. 22, 2015, so don't miss it.  Congratulations Lee.

Beth Gygax and Lee Walters
Lee with her daughter

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Holly Banks Wants to Share an Artist's Website With Us

Holly wants us to check out the artist Keiko Tanabe and suggests we might want to have her for a workshop sometime.  Here is the link to her website.

Terry Lay is Showing in Art St. Louis 30, The Exhibition

Our member Terry Lay was the only watercolor artist juried into the Art St. Louis 30, The Exhibition showing in the Art St. Louis Gallery, 1223 Pine St., St. Louis, MO  63103, Nov 15 to Dec 23.   For more information please go to their website:

Lee Walter is Exhibiting in Gallery Two at Framations Art Gallery

Monday, November 17, 2014

Call for Art for SLWS Holiday Party at CJ Muggs

Members are invited to bring one or two pieces of art to hang in the lower level of CJ Muggs where the SLWS will be having their holiday party this year on Dec. 3rd.  It would be great if the work had some holiday theme, but any work will be accepted if suitable matted and framed.  Receiving will be on Wednesday, Nov 19 (after the meeting) from 9 pm to 10 pm, and also on Nov 20, from 9 to 10 am.  We are encouraged to use the back entrance off the parking garage.  (The parking garage has an entrance off Gore, right past Green Door Gallery).  This will take you directly into the lower level and you will not have to carry paintings through the restaurant and down the stairs.  The lower level at CJ Muggs will be used for various holiday parties.  Retrieval will be after the Jan. 21 meeting, or Jan 22 from 9 - 10 am.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

UPDATE on Self Help Painters Session Jan - Apr 2015

2015 Wednesday Self Help Painters

The Self Help Painters are now accepting members for the Spring 2015 session at Lindbergh High School room #57.  The fee for the 10 class session will be $25 and limited to 18 members.  This fee may be adjusted to cover the cost of room rental.  The class will meet on the following dates noting the club meets on the 3rd Wednesday of the month from 7 to 9 p.m. 

Jan 7, 4, 28
Feb 4, ll, 25
Mar 4, 11, 25
Apr 1, (8, 22, snow days)

Please make check out to "St Louis Watercolor Society" and mail to:

David Anderson
707 Henlin Dr
St Louis, Mo 63123

Any questions call Dave at 314-544-1774

Paintings by Dave Anderson

Monday, November 10, 2014

Missouri Watercolor Society Gallery Grand Opening:

You are invited to the
Grand Opening Reception of the
New Gallery for the
Missouri Watercolor Society
at the 555 Washington Building in St. Louis

The works of 50 member artists will be exhibited
including national and internationally recognized watercolorists.
Opening reception and members’ exhibit
Saturday, November 15, 2014
6:00 – 9:00 PM
Wine and hors d’oeuvres

Missouri Water Color Society Gallery
555 Washington Ave.  
St. Louis, MO 63101
No RSVP required
For more information visit
The exhibition will run from November through December 27, 2014

Parking available nearby at public garages.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Marilynne Bradley Book Signing

Friday, November 21
Book signing
"Once Upon a Time in St. Louis"
by Marilynne Bradley

Grafica Fine Art & Custom Framing
7884 Big Bend Blvd.
Webster Groves, MO  63119
"Once Upon a Time in St. Louis"
by Marilynne Bradley

Friday, November 21, 5 - 8 p.m.

Remember tasty baked goods at the California Do-Nut Co.?  How about the iconic drive-in screen at Ronnie's in South County?  Perhaps the gleaming silver sides of the SS Admiral brings back memories?

Artist Marilynne Bradley has spent half a century immortalizing treasures of St. Louis landmarks.  Now, she's releasing a collection of 86 of these evocative renderings in

"Once Upon a Time in St. Louis:
           An Illustrated Trip Through the Past"