October 17, 2017

Reminder! Third Thursday happens this week!
On Thursday, Oct. 19, we will enjoy a demo night presented by Blick/Utrecht. 
5:30 sharp at Sandy Senior Center 

I hope to see you there!

Remember, also, that we still have Thursday p.m. studio time in the café. Sometimes we paint, sometimes we paint along, sometimes we enjoy a video from a famous watercolorist. Join us when you can! 

Also, remember Jeannie Millicam's workshop is to be held Saturday, November 18. Among her suggested supplies: India ink and a finepoint pen such as a Sharpie. More later! 

October 3, 2017


 Here is Gwen's post for Friday's new project! She will work from the photo above, and wants you to know a few suggestions as well: 


I have only a few specific instructions for needed materials, etc. It should be noted that this is a “busy” reference, requiring good paper (at least 140 lb cold press), and about 11 X 14”.  Any smaller would just not work here, I don’t think.  I’ve been a broken record about the importance of quality paper being ever-so-helpful in obtaining a good result! And they should also print out this reference and sketch it before hand. There may be those in class who will be ready to start the project THIS Friday, if they finish the current painting in progress.  I will finish mine along with them. This new subject will most likely take us into at lest the last class in October — the 27th — as well as into the November class on the 3rd.  November will only have one class, due to the Thanksgiving Holiday. December’s schedule will be forthcoming.  

Gwen  
From Karla again: Gwen's comment on "good paper" means 200lb Waterford or 300 pound Arches, Fabriano or other good product. Steer away from Strathmore. Caslon is okay, but not optimal. It is Arches' student grade paper. Have fun, kids. I'm sorry I'll miss this one.




 

October 1, 2017

A thought for the day:

"Don't always just go out and paint. Just go out to the woods, or what you're interested in painting, and just sit and look at it. Paint the entire painting in your head. Painting is more a mental process than anything. Really look at things. Don't assume anything."
— George Gallo

September 27, 2017

New color suggestions from Daniel Smith:
Burnt sienna Light and Wisteria!


http://view.e-mail.danielsmith.com/?qs=9f1b53d8a9701c252510dbbd6aefcd82672f5686503cba97024f32bef637c499dd6bf1a77fcc4448f7330e448e2502a929b70da36240f46080341c872ee317ef
Here is an encouraging and supportive bit of advice from Mary Gilkerson:

https://marygilkerson.com/2017/09/importance-rituals-habits-succeeding-creative?utm_source=ActiveCampaign&utm_medium=email&utm_content=The+Importance+of+Rituals+and+Habits+to+Succeeding+as+a+Creative&utm_campaign=The+Importance+of+Rituals+and+Habits+to+Succeeding+as+a+Creative

ALSO:
Tomorrow, Sept. 28 is the last of John Fackrell's classes in this series, "Revisiting Van Gogh." Everyone has done a spectacular job and it will be fun to share our finished product with one another. This is a no-pressure presentation, just a chance to see your work through others' eyes. It's a good thing, and we are all nice people, so don't sweat it. kn

AND: Friday, Sept. 29 is the first of Gwen Hawley's new painting class where she will lead us in painting a loose and lovely Utah desert-type closeup landscape. That photo has been posted and is on our Sandy Watercolor Guild facebook page.  10 a.m.-noon at So. Jordan Community Center 10700 so. Redwood Road. $3 per person.

September 26, 2017

As Dad used to say, anything worth doing is worth doing right. Even if it takes a few times. 

It's been pointed out that a serious lapse in punctuation on this morning's blog has created potential confusion. So, trying again:
Here goes: 
"AS OF TODAY, 
SEPTEMBER 26, 2017:   NEW PLAN FOR JEANNIE...."

and the rest of it is there in the blog. and in your email if you've signed up for that. And at Facebook: Sandy Watercolor Guild community page. And in the Event post at Facebook. I hope.

Gee, I wish you guys could just read my mind! 👀💓kn

September 26, 2017:

NEW PLAN FOR JEANNIE MILLECAM


SWG is happy to announce that Jeannie Millecam will be our presenter on Saturday, November 18, 2017. A few seats remain at $65 for non-members, $45 for members. Checks payable to

Sandy Senior Center c/o SWG Karla Nye
9310 So. 1300 East,
Sandy Ut 84094.

This is an all-day event. Doors open 8:30 a.m., we'll begin at 9:00 a.m. Bring a lunch or plan on a quick take-out; there are fast food outlets nearby. We generally finish up at around 3:30. Bring ALL of your stuff: we're going to play hard! A materials list will be published soon.


About Jeannie Millecam:



Jeannie Millecam Artist's Statement and Background:  When I told my grandfather that I was majoring in art, he lit up and said "when you create that is like being a God". That statement has always stuck with me. He was an inventor, and he knew about the power of creation. I have seen this power change the lives of many people. To build something out of nothing is very gratifying. A blank canvas and paint can evolve to express an idea or emotion, make a social statement, or convey the beauty that surrounds us.
I am drawn to color, light, and atmosphere. When I go for a morning run or a bike ride, I am surrounded by potential paintings. A splash of red poppies in a Greenfield, and ominous grey cloud threatening a blowing patch of yellow sweet… Those things excite me!

Jeannie Millecam has taught both high school and community art classes for over 20 years. She currently teaches watercolor and oil painting at Sky View High School. Her art students receive multiple awards and scholarships each year. Similarly, Jeannie has won multiple awards. She has had a personal show at the well-recognized Logan Fine Arts Center where she shows her art almost continuously.

(This from Barbara Glick): Of personal note: Jeannie presented a Line and Wash workshop for The Utah Watercolor Society earlier this year where she was enjoyed immensely! Not only did students go home with nice work, but claimed they learned a lot!.... Jeannie enjoys a personal nod from Carl Purcell, who was an influential teacher in her life.

November 18  all-day workshop with Jeannie: "In this workshop we will focus on watercolor line and wash. We will create different lines from a variety of tools and mediums such as fine point markers, brush pens and watercolor tools. We will also try different ways to approach a watercolor wash. There will be some emphasis on landscape in our explorations." 



YAY! AN UPDATE TO THE PREVIOUS UPDATE:
Jeannie Millecam's workshop will be held on 
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2017.

Keep Calm
and 
Paint On




September 23, 2017

SWG is happy to announce that Jeannie Millecam will be our presenter on Saturday, October 14, 2017. A few seats remain at $65 for non-members, $45 for members. Checks payable to

Sandy Senior Center c/o SWG Karla Nye
9310 So. 1300 East,
Sandy Ut 84094.

This is an all-day event. Doors open 8:30 a.m., we'll begin at 9:00 a.m. Bring a lunch or plan on a quick take-out; there are fast food outlets nearby. We generally finish up at around 3:30. Bring ALL your stuff: we're going to play hard!

About Jeannie Millecam:


Jeannie Millecam Artist's Statement and Background:  When I told my grandfather that I was majoring in art, he lit up and said "when you create that is like being a God". That statement has always stuck with me. He was an inventor, and he knew about the power of creation. I have seen this power change the lives of many people. To build something out of nothing is very gratifying. A blank canvas and paint can evolve to express an idea or emotion, make a social statement, or convey the beauty that surrounds us.

I am drawn to color, light, and atmosphere. When I go for a morning run or a bike ride, I am surrounded by potential paintings. A splash of red poppies in a Greenfield, and ominous grey cloud threatening a blowing patch of yellow sweet… Those things excite me!

Jeannie Millecam has taught both high school and community art classes for over 20 years. She currently teaches watercolor and oil painting at Sky View High School. Her art students receive multiple awards and scholarships each year. Similarly, Jeannie has won multiple awards. She has had a personal show at the well-recognized Logan Fine Arts Center where she shows her art almost continuously.

(This from Barbara Glick): Of personal note: Jeannie presented a Line and Wash workshop for The Utah Watercolor Society earlier this year where she was enjoyed immensely! Not only did students go home with nice work, but claimed they learned a lot!.... Jeannie enjoys a personal nod from Carl Purcell, who was an influential teacher in her life.

October 14 all-day workshop with Jeannie: "In this workshop we will focus on watercolor line and wash. We will create different lines from a variety of tools and mediums such as fine point markers, brush pens and watercolor tools. We will also try different ways to approach a watercolor wash. There will be some emphasis on landscape in our explorations." 


September 22, 2017

Here's a fun notice from Gwen Hawley. Congratulations, Gwen!

Hello to all, 


I’m pleased to announce that Sandi Olson has asked me to take over her watercolor class permanently in South Jordan at the Community Center. Classes will remain on the first and last Fridays of the month at 10 AM, as they’ve been throughout my short substitute phase while Sandi was away.  I hope that will be workable for everyone’s schedules.  (Sandi will be back soon from her 2-month bicycle ride across country, and will continue with the oil painting class at the Center on Tuesdays. She’s also going to be teaching at the Heritage Center in Murray on Wednesdays. Many of you may have followed her journey via Facebook song the way.)


I’ve attached a photo of our subject for next week’s class. I’ll bring this painting to class and the reference I used to paint it.  I just did minimal sketching here — indicating the mountain range in the background, the pathway and rocks in the foreground, and lightly earmarking the different areas for shrubbery, and the trees beyond.  Most of the “pop” will happen in the shrubbery with contrasts between darks and lights of Fall color. The best part of this is it’s looseness, with a little negative painting thrown in. Looseness tends to happen best on a sheet of 140lb. paper or heavier, at least 1/4 sheet size — approx. 11” X 15”.    (The smaller the paper, the tighter you’re likely to be.) And be sure to bring a square-top brush (Aquarelle or angled), and a larger round brush at least an 8 or 10. Both of which I used almost exclusively to do this painting.

As Ian Ramsey has so wisely said, and what sticks with me often is . . . "this is not rocket science!”  It should be FUN! Right?  Let’s relax and get ready to do some loose dropping-in of colors, letting the water and paper do their work.  We’ll get this started on the 29th, and finish up October 6th.


Hope to see you all on the 29th at 10 AM !


Gwen





September 17, 2017

Our Bylaws-2014

Sandy Watercolor Guild Bylaws-2014 updated 2017

Formerly called the Sandy Water Color Club, our non-profit organization was founded in March of 2003.  The official contact for the Sandy Watercolor Guild is: http://sandywatercolorguild.blogspot.com  Information about us is also posted on Facebook at Sandy Watercolor Guild.  Information updates to members are sent by email. Sign up on the home page here for emails direct to you from the blog.  Persons not having email can find updates about guild activities posted in the art room at the Sandy Senior Center.

Mission Statement

Our purpose is to create opportunities to improve art skills, display art work, have fun and make friends through art.  The success of our mission statement depends on the participation of members and their willingness to share the responsibility of creating, organizing and supporting events hosted through our co-operative efforts.

Membership

Membership in the Sandy Watercolor Guild is open to anyone.  Annual dues are $20, payable at the beginning of our fiscal year, Jan. 1st.  Dues are not pro-rated if membership is paid at a later date.  Members have priority to sign up for workshops and receive discounts on workshops and guild sponsored art shows.  Non-members are welcome to attend regular monthly meetings and join workshops when space is available.

Definitions

·        We define watercolor as painting in water soluble media.

·        A guild by definition is a group of people who come together to promote a common interest…which in our case is art.

·        As a co-operative organization, members are invited to participate in decision making by joining and attending Steering Committee Meetings to discuss and vote on pertinent issues pertaining to guild sponsored activities.

Meetings

Regular meetings will be held on the third Thursday of each month in the cafeteria at the Sandy Senior Center, 9310 S. 1300 E., Sandy, Utah 84092.  Meetings start at 5:30 PM and adjourn not later than 7:45 PM.  Meetings begin with a short business discussion and announcements, followed by scheduled activities or demonstrations.  Regular meetings will not be scheduled in July or December.

Leadership

A volunteer President will oversee, co-ordinate and schedule guild activities.  The President presides at meetings, makes executive decisions, controls the budget and appoints members to carry out specific tasks under the president’s directive.  The office of president can pass on to another guild member by mutual agreement.  In the event that no member steps forward to hold the presidency position, the Steering Committee will act as the governing body of the guild.  Any member who is interested in the well being and continuity of the guild can join the Steering Committee meetings.

There are many responsibilities that individual members need to assume in order to help the President and/or Steering Committee to perpetuate the existence of the guild.  All members are asked to volunteer for tasks such as (but not limited to) greeting, providing refreshments, keeping membership records, scheduling guest presenters for meetings, organizing workshops, art shows, exhibits and parties, posting information on the blog and Facebook, taking photos of activities, advertising and contacting members when necessary, etc.

Finances

A treasurer will be appointed to collect money and balance financial records of a sub-account of the Sandy Senior Center which is subject to review by the Sandy Senior Center accountant.  Any funds left in the account after December 31st, will revert to the Sandy Senior Center.  By allowing the Sandy Senior Center to manage our finances, the Sandy Watercolor Guild qualifies as a non-profit organization.  Receipts will be written for cash rendered and incoming checks should be made payable to the Sandy Senior Center Advisory Council (SSCAC) for all transactions pertaining to the Watercolor Guild activities.

Each year the Sandy Watercolor Guild will make an appropriate donation to the Senior Center as a gesture of goodwill for using the Sandy Senior Center facility.

Workshops

Guild members receive first notification for workshops and can reserve a place by paying the $45 fee to the guild treasurer.  (Checks made out to SSCAC).  Non-member workshop fees are $65.  The guild has no budget to cover the price of workshops; therefore the total cost must be covered by participants.  Once the workshop coordinator has made an agreement with a workshop presenter, the agreed upon fee must be paid if a minimum number of attendees registers. (Eight)  No refunds will be issued within 30 days before the workshop or until we have filled the quota for that particular workshop.  If someone has registered for a workshop and cannot attend, they can get a refund by finding someone else to take their place.  A coordinator will be appointed to schedule and organize workshops. 

Sandy Watercolor Guild Spring Show

An Art Show Chairperson will be appointed to organize and oversee the annual Spring Show which traditionally takes place in March.  The chairperson appoints a committee to help with specific tasks.  Responsibilities include:

1.      Managing the Art Show budget.  All proceeds from entrance fees plus any additional amount approved by the guild Treasurer will go to support the art show.  Art Show expenses cannot exceed this budget.  If deemed appropriate to award cash, cash awards go to 1st, 2nd & 3rd place winners.  Only one cash prize can be awarded to an individual artist.  Ribbons will also be purchased for winners, including recipients of the People’s Choice Award and Honorable Mentions.  A fixed amount will also be determined for advertising, refreshments, programs and other necessities within budget limitations.

2.      Selecting an experienced Judge, determining the amount of the judges’ honorarium fee and organizing a schedule and protocol for judging.

3.      Organizing the intake of paintings, procuring supplies, printing forms, writing receipts for entry fees, numbering paintings, maintaining a master list of entries, collecting signed agreement forms and hanging the show.

4.      Organizing the Awards & Reception: which includes greeters, refreshments, programs, advertising, scheduling and arranging the hall, etc.  The Reception traditionally takes place in lieu of the 3rd Thursday regular guild meeting. 

5.      Counting the ballots for the People’s Choice Award.

6.      Deciding the distribution of in-kind awards donated by local merchants.  Committee members have traditionally been asked to procure donations from art supply stores, restaurants, framers, printers, etc.

7.      Organizing the release of paintings at the close of the show.
Here is Gwen's proposed scene for her next class! Sept 29 at So. Jordan. 10:00-12:00

September 14, 2017

Mary Pusey has posted a new painting on her newsletter site, in case you're interested. You can sign up to get these, somewhere on her page. :D have a look!


September 13, 2017

A new Quinacridone Gold coming soon from Daniel Smith. Here is a color chart already made for us!

http://view.e-mail.danielsmith.com/?qs=5b4c733e3939407adb1b62fefadd92a13911739ae91f0499eec639b2927b99b7982a1d827e6505808a5869f2eb6db7c9ccd568979958414d1eaf0b6bb2f0d254

Karla

September 7, 2017

REMINDER:
Here is the latest word from John Fackrell; information about his upcoming classes. 
You will want a soft pencil and a straightedge for the grid drawing. 

"VAN GOGH REVISITED"
"This course will focus on the principles and elements of composition. Our subject will be the late summer sunflower. I will supply a reference photo for all participants. We will have demos each week with personal discussions of the art piece of each student."
Materials: 
140 or 300 cold press watercolor paper
A basic set of watercolors
Brushes: 1"flat, #8 round, #6 rigger/script/or liner, 3/4 or 1/4 scrubber brush, colorless masking fluid.
This series has filled; classes begin Thursday Sept 7 at 1:00-3:30 in the café at Sandy Senior Center, and continue on each Thursday throughout September. You may arrive any time after 12:30 to begin set up and instruction will begin at 1:00.



September 5, 2017

Remember John's class begins Thursday, Sept. 7 at 1:00 sharp. Come anytime after 12:30 to set up and get settled in.  He will have reference photos for us, and we will be using the grid system to learn how to transfer our ideas to paper.

And this: Daniel Smith Gold Iridescent Watercolor Ground! I've used black watercolor ground and it works well. Gold sounds amazing:
http://www.danielsmith.com/content--id-890?utm_source=Body&utm_medium=email&utm_content=Web&utm_campaign=090917Molly

COMING UP: OCTOBER 14 SATURDAY 9-3:30
Jeannie Millecam. Time to reserve your space!

$45 for members/$65 non-members. Checks payable always to Sandy Senior Center, with a memo indicating which class you are signing up for. In care of Karla/SWG at 9310 So. 1300 E. Sandy, Ut. 84094
More on this later!
Karla





September 1, 2017

A quick thank you to Gwen Hawley for the wonderful classes we're getting at South Jordan Community center. Today was negative painting, a bug-a-boo for me, and she really makes it seem simple.

ALSO THIS! BUY ONE-GET ONE AT Dick Blick Stores only (that's Sugarhouse for us)
http://mydigimag.rrd.com/publication/?i=425857&ver=html5&p=10#{"page":10,"issue_id":425857}

Virginia has the Canson (Arches cheaper series) Mixed Media wire-bound book. It's nice, and they are buy one, get one free. Ooooooo....freee is gooood.

Happy weekend. The Center is closed for Labor Day. Thursday begins John Fackrell's class. He probably won't send a reference photo ahead of time since he wants to show us the grid drawing system, so we'll wait until the first day of class for that. Bring a soft pencil and straight edge in addition to your regular gear.   We can begin setting up at 12:30 to begin at 1:00 sharp. See you there.

Karla

August 31, 2017

Remember Gwen Hawley's class tomorrow, Friday, Sept 1 at So. Jordan Senior Center. 10 am-noon. She'll be helping us paint autumn leaves using negative painting. See you there!

August 29, 2017

Barbara Glick has invited us all to the UWS opening social on Tuesday, Sept. 5.
There is a potluck and speakers; it's a nice evening.

http://utahwatercolor.org/Newsletters/JulyAugust07-01-17.pdf

August 27, 2017

Mary Gilkerson does fine work: here's a bit about aerial perspective, which fits right in with Gwen's class about sky and water:


It Is August, and too hot to think about, but Christmas is 16 weeks away. Bonnie and Jim Zinanti will be creating our invitations this year! W000000T! Thanks guys!

That leaves:

food decisions and caterer

Tableware acquisition

decorations?

program?

set-up if caterer needs help

and take down if caterer needs help

In case you need a little inspiration to keep a sketchbook handy:
https://watercolorjournal.wordpress.com/2017/08/27/hobonichi-planner-pages-and-sketchbook-pages/

Neelima has many blog posts at this link which you might look at while you're there. (The list of her posts is on the right hand side; just click the title and the blog page will open)

Keep your brushes wet!

Karla

August 26, 2017

I've shared Dreama Tolle's page before, and now here is the link to her blog. Also, note there are some delicious offers in the way of online painting courses, and a contest to win a spot in her online plein art painting course which was filmed in France!

http://dreamatolleperry.com/category/inspiration/


Still waiting for that Christmas committee to volunteer. Kay has a caterer who could be lined up. We need someone to create and send the invitations, assemble table service, arrange for gifts, music, whatever else.  Decorations are usually in place at the SSC, but that could be modified if someone has a creative urge. Depending upon who produces the food, we might also need set-up, serve and clean-up staff. 17 weeks remaining until December 21. tick tick tick

Who's in?
Keep those brushes wet...

Karla

August 22, 2017

Here are four nice exercises in washes. This would be good preparation for GWEN HAWLEY'S class on Friday, painting sky reflecting in water.

http://view.e-mail.danielsmith.com/?qs=7e4c861e2af9fe722936a477403dc0e6033dd674dfd5a89563c13eb0174d3baef8b5f959bb528b8c33dc4181427c2208c9f5d37f15205a644f33ac001682369f

See you Friday!
Remember $3 fee payable at class, at South Jordan Senior Center.

August 21, 2017

REMINDER:

Gwen Hawley's class will be held this Friday, Aug. 25, and again NEXT Friday, Sep.1, at 10:00 a.m. at the So. Jordan Senior Center 10778 So. Redwood Road. She will be working with us this week on "Sky Reflecting in Water." $3 per person, payable before class begins. See you there!  

August 16, 2017

Here is the latest word from John Fackrell; information about his upcoming classes.

"VAN GOGH REVISITED"
"This course will focus on the principles and elements of composition. Our subject will be the late summer sunflower. I will supply a reference photo for all participants. We will have demos each week with personal discussions of the art piece of each student."
Materials: 
140 or 300 cold press watercolor paper
A basic set of watercolors
Brushes: 1"flat, #8 round, #6 rigger/script/or liner, 3/4 or 1/4 scrubber brush, colorless masking fluid.
This series has filled; classes begin Thursday Sept 7 at 1:00-3:30 in the café at Sandy Senior Center, and continue on each Thursday throughout September. You may arrive any time after 12:30 to begin set up and instruction will begin at 1:00.

We will also resume our Third Thursday evening meetings beginning Sept. 21 with Gwen Hawley leading the way. Thanks, Gwen!

Coming Up:
October 14, Saturday 9:00-3:30: Jeannie Millecam Landscapes. $45 members, $65 non-members

October 19, Third Thursday, Utrecht new products night 5:30-7:30
November 16, Third Thursday, Virginia Kimball always something fun!
December 21, Third Thursday, Sandy Watercolor Guild Christmas party, if we have a committee by then. 🎄🎅🎄🎨😀Seeking enthusiastic party planners!
Or just willing party planners...

KN

 


August 12, 2017

Michael's has frames on sale, and a 40% off coupon here:

http://x.e.michaels.com/ats/msg.aspx?sg1=067f797d72e00a1aa5c653cdbda8046ce2ecc49b47c054d5956d6123728f82a9

John Fackrell's class has filled; I think it will be a fun one!

It's time to form a Christmas party committee. Who will take their turn this time?

Thanks everyone
Karla

August 9, 2017

August 8, 2017

Colleen Reynolds will be reaching at UWS Sept 22-23. She'll be painting pets with emphasis on their faces. For more info, contact Sandy Sleeper  at UWS:  artisan1672@comcast.net
This just in from Daniel Smith:
http://view.e-mail.danielsmith.com/?qs=2018613a974de5e67b1f0d20b0455b9dd3867d1054c1ad0f35d0a350367ecef7fef6598cb6941944a6716eab846bd026a2ea2cfe0b75cae840f5ec619c52615c

July 31, 2017

Remember that Gwen Hawley will be teaching four sessions at So. Jordan Senior Center beginning Friday, August 4th and continuing Friday, August 25th, Friday, September 1st, and Friday, September 29th. The cost for each week is $3, payable on the day. Gwen has developed a beautiful color sense and a lovely touch. Her paintings are delicious! She'll be starting us off with some dynamic skies. Who can't use practice with that?

10:00-12:00 at 
South Jordan Senior Center
10778 S. Redwood Road (west side of the street, part of the South Jordan Community Center, in the building directly north of the big complex. Parking on the west side, enter through the south doors)


 This comes under the heading of "Can't you people read my MIND?" It's been pointed out that I didn't include days/times for John's series. It will be a series of 4 classes, the first four Thursdays in September: 7th, 14th,21st, 28th. 1:00-3:30 at SSC. Prices below.

COMING UP!  Time to reserve your seat. This is going to be a fun one: 
I have just talked with John Fackrell, and I am so excited to announce his plans for our September series: SUNFLOWERS!
John is fresh off his trip to Europe, absorbing plenty of art along the way. His motto is "paint the season you're in" and so this seems like a natural. He'll bring reference photos for everyone and he will discuss how to use a grid to set up your drawing. It seems we'll be working through some of the lessons he's developed on Impressionism, which I think will be really beneficial and especially fun considering the subject. 
We'll be working on cold press paper. John will be using 300 Or 200 pound paper, half sheet or 15x15 size. 
In addition: John suggests that we obtain the following pigments:
 New Gamboge

Winsor Yellow
Cobalt Violet (some of us bought that for John's class last year. It's the perfect complement to the yellows.)

and especially *Cobalt Turquoise Light. If there is interest, I'll make a special order. You can contact me. (see below) 
Also: John suggests that we might like Orange Lake by Maimeri Blu. 
I could also have these pigments for sale as 1/2 tubes or 1/3 tubes if anyone is interested in that concept. Again, contact Karla if you want to share pigment costs. I'll be ordering this weekend Aug 5  to be sure we have them for the class. 
Seating for this class will be limited, and there are 8 openings remaining, so don't delay: 
Member prices: $45 for the 4-class series, $65 for non-members. Payment should be made to SANDY SENIOR CENTER, and can be mailed c/o Karla Nye, SWG at the center: 9310 So. 1300 East Sandy Utah 84094-3175 
or at 8751 Oakwood Park Cir Sandy Ut 84094 
Or hand it to me at class on Mondays: 1:00-3:30. 
Thanks! See you soon. 

July 29, 2017

A little inspiration this morning from Dreama Tolle:

http://dreamatolleperry.com/calling/

Do we take the time to listen to our hearts when our brushes are waiting? Or do we put off that pleasure because something else would/could/should get done first? This is a constant problem for me, even with a quiet house and a place to work, I put it off, feeling that I'm not "ready" to paint. The best way to get ready to paint is to, what? Paint! "Just do it", I tell myself. "Later", I reply.
What's a grrrrl to do?
Enjoy the link; it's a pretty one.
Karla

July 24, 2017

Here's a little freebie for you plein air painters, or wannabes:
https://mediahub.clickfunnels.com/pleinairtips2

It's a free booklet you can print at home. Or just look at it online and save in your documents.

July 22, 2017

PLEASE NOTE:
 Due to spotty attendance, Thursday afternoons at SSC will be suspended until we begin again in September with John Fackrell's watercolor series, four Thursdays in a row, 1-3:45 p.m.
Monday studio time remains in place, 1-3:45. The center will be closed Monday, July 24 for Pioneer Day.

Don't miss out on John's great class; to save your seat, payments of $45 for members, $65 for non-members can be made now. Please make checks to Sandy Senior Center,  and they can be given to Karla at Monday studio, or left c/o Karla and SWG at the desk. 
Also, they can be mailed: Karla Nye 8751 Oakwood Park Cir. Sandy, UT 84094
Thanks! Keep your brushes wet!

July 18, 2017

Fans of Colleen Reynolds will recognize "tea" and "milk" consistencies for our pigment-to-water ratios. Marc Taro goes one more with "honey."
Have a look:

http://www.artistsnetwork.com/medium/holmes-demo?et_mid=957486&rid=253926102&utm_source0=newsletter&utm_campaign=arn-cja-nl-170718-b&utm_content=957486_EDT_ARN170718B&utm_medium=email

Vicky Scharman is working on a new directory for the SWG. If you want to be in it, please let Karla know at sandywatercolorinfo@gmail.com.   Vicky is taking new pictures for the book, so be ready for that.


And this! Our own Gwen Hawley will be leading a series of painting sessions at the So. Jordan Senior Center, filling in for Sandy Olson. Gwen's classes will be from 10 a.m.-noon on August 4th and 25th, and September 1st and 29th. First and last Fridays. Sessions are $3.
***10778 So. Redwood Road.***


On Thursday, July 20, Jane Kennedy will facilitate the work on painting an eagle which was begun 
last week. 1:00 in the café at SSC.

ALSO: REMINDER  that the Sandy Senior Center will be closed on Monday, July 24th for Pioneer Day. 

July 14, 2017

Creative Live has a series of reduced prices for various online classes. Have a look!
http://links.creativelive.com/e/viewInBrowser?index=56714dbac3234bb19b205551420316f8&email=sandywatercolorinfo%40gmail.com&
messageId=a172d6789b564e2288300a715db1a28f

July 4, 2017

FORGOT TO POINT OUT:
There is an offer for a compilation magazine, for $4.99 when you use the code SAVETEN.

Here are some tips from Laurin McCracken, NWS.
http://www.artistsnetwork.com/medium/watercolor/watercolor-painting-faq-brushes-paints-and-more?et_mid=954113&rid=252786733
&utm_source=newsletter&utm_campaign=arn-cja-nl-170704&utm_content=954113_EDT_ARN170704&utm_medium=email

Don't miss the $4.99 offer on a demo/tips magazine when you use the code SAVETEN.


July 1, 2017

AH, yes! Here's a wonderful resource: the Getty Center collection. Enjoy a nice browse here:
http://links.creativelive.com/e/viewInBrowser?index=56714dbac3234bb19b205551420316f8&email=sandywatercolorinfo%40gmail.com&messageId=1b96fe4633684ecd9d14b8c6c6b60c7e

How about a freebie? Creative Live has some free streaming classes July 12-13.
Have fun!


http://links.creativelive.com/e/viewInBrowser?index=56714dbac3234bb19b205551420316f8&email=sandywatercolorinfo%40gmail.com&messageId=1b96fe4633684ecd9d14b8c6c6b60c7e