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.
Subjects of the Monthly Challenges 2016
- Holiday impressions
- Strong darks
- Grapes on the vine/fruit on the tree
- Pen and wash
- People in the park
- At the lake (no lake in particular)
- An Auckland landmark (manmade)
- Old windows
- a celebration with family
Contact Information for the Society
The main contact method is by email:
Joanne Mortimore firstname.lastname@example.org
Officers and Committees 2016
- Ken Garret
- Gerald Weber
- Joanne Mortimore
- Chris Ashton
- 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
- Gerald Weber