Central Virginia Watercolor Guild

Combining Camaraderie with Creativity

Challenge!

November 2017

The challenge is “Local History”, and the paintings are due in time for our November 20 annual luncheon. (We thought there’s too much going on in October).

If you can’t decide which historic site or monument to paint, here’s a suggestion…Monroe’s Highland. Don’t feel you have to copy the picture exactly. Let part of it be a ‘jumping off’ point towards something that inspires you.

Monroe's Highland

Photo by Linda Bethke

August 2017

Click HERE to see the 11 pictures that were entered into the “Summer” Challenge!

At the CVWG July 2017 meeting, we issued a Challenge to our members! We invited everyone to paint something in accordance with a given theme or photographic reference. Then, at next month’s social hour, we shall share the results. This is a purely voluntary activity, but it might motivate those who have a hard time choosing a subject. And it might prove a fun learning opportunity.

The chosen theme is “Summer”. How does summer make you feel? What memories does it evoke? What color palette? You can interpret the theme however you like–landscape, still life, even portrait. If you need a prompt we are attaching a photograph of a beach scene that has plenty of color and action figures.

Linda Bethke will set up a table during the August 28 social hour (12:30-1:00 pm) to showcase the paintings and photograph them for a website gallery. They do not need to be framed. You will be able to ask questions, learn new techniques, and meet fellow artists. If you cannot come to the August meeting, you can send Rosemary Connelly a photo of your “Summer” painting and she’ll include it on the website.

Why not give this a try? Perhaps we can make the Challenge a regular monthly event?  If you have suggestions for a future theme, just let Linda or Rosemary know.

Linda Bethke, LSB525@aol.com
Rosemary Connelly, RDConnelly@embarqmail.com
Beach photo

Photo by Judy Fish at Lake Monticello

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