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AWS News, December 2015, Page 3

Chairman's column

A lovely selection of Christmas cards on show this time. And I really enjoy the elegant compilation of our Merit Award show that Roy has prepared on DVD for everyone who ordered one - well done! Isn't it great that watercolours work in any shape and size, from the small vignette to the large full sheet? It is a medium that flows like perhaps no other seamlessly from the casual to the formal, from the sketch to the masterwork.

The committee has selected a full set of challenges for 2016, as below. First challenge is "Holiday impressions". Ravi is in India and sends his greetings and this wonderful plein air painting, right on the topic!

I hope that over the holiday break everyone finds ample time to paint and lots of inspiration. One thing that does not stop to amaze me about watercolour is how little it takes to bring joy into your own life and into the life of many others.

I wish all of you a relaxing and joyful Christmas break, and happy painting all summer long.

Gerald Weber

 

Subjects of the Monthly Challenges 2016

February:
Holiday impressions
March:
Strong darks
April:
Grapes on the vine/fruit on the tree
May:
Pen and wash
June:
People in the park
July:
At the lake (no lake in particular)
August:
An Auckland landmark (manmade)
September:
Portraits
October:
Boats/sails
November:
Old windows
December:
a celebration with family

Contact Information for the Society

The main contact method is by email:
Joanne Mortimore mozart1@clear.net.nz

Officers and Committees 2016

Officers

President:
Ken Garret
Chairman:
Gerald Weber
Secretary:
Joanne Mortimore
Treasurer:
Chris Ashton

Committees

Management committee:
Ken Garret, Gerald Weber, Joanne Mortimore, Chris Ashton, Roy Boston, Sheryl Davis
Meetings committee:
Kathie Shaw, Pat Rainsford, Tom Stout, Roy Boston, Sheryl Davis
Exhibition and workshops committees:
Joanne Mortimore, Chris Ashton
Website:
Gerald Weber

Website contact: (info@watercolour.org.nz)

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