Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Monday, April 20, 2015

Photos from Tom Lynch's Demo

We thought you would enjoy some photos taken at Tom Lynch's demo at the Maria Center on Tuesday evening, April 14th.  It was a fantastic mini class and demo.  He took paintings supplied by our members and showed us how they could be taken from "nice" to WOW by finding and emphasizing their focal points.  Lynch feels a strong focal point is a must for a good composition.

Lynch's Set Up

One of Tom Lynch's Landscapes He Improved While We Watched

Checking Out the Transformations of Member's Artwork

Marveling at Members' Artwork After Lynch Reworked Them

Landscape Lynch Reworked and Cut in Half, 
Making Two Paintings
with Strong Focal Points
Old Car Lynch Reworked

Martini Glass Lynch Reworked

Succulent Lynch Reworked

A Seaside Scene Lynch Reworked

I'm sorry we didn't get photos of the members paintings before Lynch reworked them.  They were very "nice" paintings, but Lynch transformed them into WOW paintings primarily by enhancing their focal points and then applying other elements of good design.


More Photos from the 16th Annual Juried Exhibition Opening Reception

Suzanne Galli Koenen shared the following photos from Friday night's opening.

Kathy Moore and David Anderson, Our Event Chair

David Anderson and His Wife

Pat Long with Dennis in Front of Her Portrait of Dennis

Pat Long with Her Self Portrait

Lee Walter with Her Son

Sandy Baker With Her Husband

And we have a few more to share.

Fran Kempin

Kathy Dowd

Mary Ellen Maender

Eugene O'Hara

Sunday, April 19, 2015

SLWS 16th Annual Juried Exhibition

Saint Louis Watercolor Societys

 16th Annual Juried 

April 17th through May 16th, 2015

Creative Art Gallery and Framing, 3232 Ivanhoe Avenue,  
St. Louis, MO  63139

Gallery Hours: Mon through Fri, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Sat, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.,
Closed on Sundays.


$200 Juror's Choice Award
Alicia Farris
All In A Day

$150 Award of Excellence
Allyn O'Byrne
Morning Chat

$100 Award of Achievement
Diana Leszcz
Oh Solo Mia

$100 ArtAcademyLive.Com Award
Marilynne Bradley
Chain of Rocks Bridge

$50 Tom Lynch's Choice Award
Janet Doll
Rainy Afternoon

$50 Award of Recognition
Mirka Fetté
Dream Hunter

$50 Award of Recognition
Ruth Allder
A Moment in the Day . . .


Bob Teller, Reverie

Daven Anderson, No Bites & Warm Beer

Mary Ellen Maender, Poppy See, Poppy Do

 Janine Helton, The Greatest Generation

Linda Green-Metzler, Souvenir Man, Souland

 Susan Eveker, Crossings

 Nancy Muschany, Holding It Together

Ken Francis, Reims Cathedral

Terry Lay, Schoodic Afternoon

Congratulations to you all! 

Our judge, Tom Lynch, generously donated two additonal prizes (the $100 ArtAcademyLive.Com Award and the $50 Tom Lynch's Choice Award) to our show this year for which we are very appreciative.