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  • Thursday, February 18, 2021 8:48 AM | Tanya Roberts (Administrator)


    T.S.Eliot, in his poem, "The Wasteland," says that April is the cruelest month.  I say, NO WAY, T.S.  February is the cruelest month, and February, 2021, proves it in terms of the weather.  The good thing about February, though, is that it's also the shortest month.  Soon it will be onto March and some early spring days, and we may even be warm again.  Someday.

    I see by the art shows to which many of our members have been accepted that at least some of you have been painting your way through the pandemic.  Good for you!!  From your photos posted on various FB sites, it looks to me like you've produced gorgeous and intriguing work.  Congratulations.

    I want to remind those of you who attended Dale Popovich's first workshop that Dale presents the second of his online workshops on February 27.  If you attended the first workshop, bring your work back for the second workshop where Dale will critique the work you have done. For more information, go here:

    https://www.watercolorsocietyofindiana.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Dale-Popovich-Workshop-Flyer-2.pdf

    Another bit of news for WSI artist members:  We have been invited by the Fishers Arts Council to exhibit our work at the Gallery at City Hall in Fishers during the month of November, 2021.  This is not a Juried Exhibit, but it is an opportunity to showcase our organization and the extremely talented artists who belong to our organization.  The exhibit will open on November 4 and close on November 27, and your work may be for sale.  You will hear more about entering work in this November exhibit in further information you will receive from WSI.

    I'm tired of looking at snow, so I think I will gather the brightest paint colors I have and create something that reminds me of spring.  I'll let you know if I'm successful.

    As the year continues, I wish you health and happiness.  Get the vaccine.  Wear a mask.  Keep a safe distance.  Enjoy being with people who love you.  And know that, sooner or later, we WILL be able to meet and talk and hug again.

    But that's just my opinion.

    Paint beautiful things.

    Pat

  • Tuesday, January 12, 2021 8:46 AM | Tanya Roberts (Administrator)


    Happy New Year!!!!  I posted a Bitmoji instead of a painting this time because it's winter, and I don't paint "winter" (because I really don't like winter), and I figured it was too early for a beach painting.  But maybe not.  Maybe a beach painting next month.

    Speaking of painting--I would love to see what you--fellow painters--have been working on during this long, long, long pandemic.  Have you created a masterpiece?  I'd share mine, but I don't have one.  Yet.  But I'm thinking about it.  You can't post your work as yet on the WSI website (although that is something planned for the future), but I can post your masterpiece for you on the FB page if you post there.  Or you can send me one of your masterpieces via email.  You have my email.  It's in the membership book. 

    In addition, have you made any new art discoveries during this time?  New paints?  Paper?  Canvases?  New organizations?  I'd love to hear about them, and I'm sure everyone else would, too.  I belong to a Facebook group called "Watercolor Techniques and Tips," which my friend John DeCoursey recommended, and I enjoy hearing from other painters and seeing what they're doing.  It's a closed group, (like our FB page) and you have to be approved to join, but it's fun to hear about what others are creating.  There are over 20,000 members from all over the world!!  Look it up on Facebook.

    Speaking of joining, have you checked out Dale Popovich's two-day February Zoom workshop?  The fee is reasonable, and his work is gorgeous.  Here is the link:

    https://www.watercolorsocietyofindiana.org/event/dale-popovich-virtual-workshop-day-1-via-zoom/

    $100 (for members; $150 for non-members) for a two-day Zoom workshop with Dale sounds like a really good deal to me.  Even if we can't GO to a workshop we can still learn from the best. 

    Another "bestie" artist who has done workshops here in Indy for WSI is Don Andrews.  He's offering a three-hour webinar on January 26, and the webinar will remain available for one month so people can go back and work at their own pace.  The cost?  $35.  I signed up.  I've taken classes with Andrews before, and really enjoyed them, so I decided that I'd spend three+ more hours with him.  Here's a link:

    https://www.donandrewsstudio.com/skyscapes-zoom.html/

    Just my thoughts as we begin a new year, which I certainly hope will be SO much better than the previous year.  I wish you health, happiness, and masterpieces in 2021.

    But that's just my opinion.

    Pat

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