Demo by Manette Fairmont
My selection of subject matter is inspired by landscape shapes distinctive to Sonoma Valley: natural objects such as weathered old oaks, unique rock formations, or man made vineyard patterns. I paint quite often outdoors to stimulate an emotional response. I am intrigued by the complexity of gray values that exists within the Valley as well as the clarity of the luminous lights. Furthermore, I also wish to establish in my paintings a sense of movement by emphasizing various speeds of circular forms. An awareness of abstract design through conceptual ideas permeate my work. I love the interlocking relationship that can exist between pattern and shape.
Demo by Leslie Rich
For the past two years I’ve been doing a “sketch-of-day.” The sketches actually have turned out to be small watercolors done directly from life, drawn in ink, then watercolor added. It’s been invigorating challenging and rewarding. There is a page on my website dedicated to the “sketches”. I’ve turned 12 of the sketches into a calendar. I’m now posting my daily sketches on instagram (Instagram – @lrichcolors) and on Facebook (Leslie Rich).
Demo by Marsha Connell
My paintings are about the spirit of place. Though my subjects are inspired by my travels both her and abroad, I find some of my most resonant themes in Northern California, where I have lived for over thirty years. Painting on location, en plein aire, in oil, watercolor, or pastel, I observe the place: mood, shapes, color, and spatial relationships. I reflect on how the sense of place affects my own interior landscape.
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WASCO is a water media organization founded in 1993 by a group of Sonoma County watercolor artists. The principal purpose of WASCO is to educate the public as to the many values of watercolor and to escalate the acceptance of watercolor as being an art form which should be sought and treasured along with other contemporary art forms. Monthly programs consists of demonstrations and lectures by well known and respected watercolor artists.
Meetings are free for members, $5 for guests and WASCO newsletter members. They are held on the second Thursday of every month from 1-3 PM at the
Luther Burbank Art and Garden Center
Santa Rosa, CA