WASH Paintings from 2017 Member Show

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WASH Painting of the Month

Month

Artists Statement

Painting

April 2017

A trip down US 101 to Santa Barbara several years ago inspired this painting of the colonnade at San Juan Bautista Mission near Hollister. I love the repetitive shapes that diminish in size. I used a pouring technique, successively masking the lighter areas, and then pouring primary colors -- thalo blue, quinacridone red, and new gamboge yellow. Transparent watercolor, 21" x 14".

Ralph Wilson, POM April 2017

"Colonnade at San Juan Bautista Mission", by Ralph Wilson

March 2017

Wow! What an honor for one of my pieces to be selected by a group of my peers. I am so excited to have a painting displayed in the Gallery by WASH. I never thought it would happen. Not for lack of trying mind you. I must give credit where credit is due. I am very much a novice watercolor painter and I have been studying with several instructors that we are blessed to have in our area. Among them are Patricia Abraham, Phyllis Eyman, Jan Musklin and this particular piece I credit to Beverly Fields' instruction. I have three pieces currently on display in two local restaurants. I truly feel blessed to express myself and know that others appreciate that expression.

Pam Lowney, POM March 2017

"Lake Winter", by Pam Lowney

February 2017

This was an exciting piece for me as it was done on hot press paper. I loved the way the paint flowed and held its brilliant color which was important for this work to hold it value and strength.

Liz D'Amelio POM February 2017

"Bring On Spring", by Liz D'Amelio

January 2017

I love the magic of water and paint intermingling. Along my painting journey, I’ve been blessed with talented teachers and workshop instructors, to name a few: Beverly Fields, Jeannie Vodden, Nita Engle, Tom Lynch, Jan Kunz, David Lobenberg, and Dale Laitinen. I became a signature member of the California Arts League when it existed at the SFAC, in May of 2001. Watercolor keeps me challenged and growing as an artist. Thank you to all who voted for “Madeline”.

Jan Casterton, POM January 2017

"Madeline", by Jan Casterton

November 2016

I took four years of art in high-school and was voted the top artist by my peers and teachers at graduation. I received a scholarship to Pepperdine for Fine Art, but was unable to attend because of financial reasons. I later continued my studies of Fine Art in college and I graduated from California State University Sacramento with a Bachelors in Studio Art. I taught several courses for San Juan Unified including: Art, Math, U.S. History, Yearbook, school newspaper, and Dance. Since my retirement I have devoted myself to painting, taking college art courses or workshops from great teachers; Greg Kondos, Alvaro Castagnet, Susan Sarback, Frank Zamora, Susan Adan, Michael Stevens, Steve Memmering, Robert Else and Isabelle Saskins and many more. I traveled to Italy in 2010 and 2011 to study Art History for a month each time.

Sharla Freeman POM November 2016

"Iris #1", by Sharla Freeman

October 2016

Teresa works at capturing moments in time through pastel and watercolor. A Design graduate of U.C. Davis, she worked in the graphics and fine art industry as well as raised a family in the rural countryside of Wilton, California until turning to art as a full time endeavor. Subjects are always close at hand, fruit from the yard becomes a still life, a neighbors cattle and barn a landscape and a daughter, well, a portrait.

Teresa Steinbach-Garcia POM October 2016

"Barn", by Teresa Steinbach-Garcia

September 2016

Maureen Turner POM September 2016

"Fountain Fun", by Marlene Turner

June 2016

This painting of Balboa Park Tower was painted in "plein air", that is on site. Although I have been primarily a studio painter for years specializing in still life subjects and portraits, plein air painting has become a freeing and exciting experience with many challenges. There is something about being there, present with all of the elements affecting your perceptions which intensifies the experience. Another exciting factor about painting outside is interpreting the view and deciding how you will convey that feeling in your work. The resulting painting can be a winner if it conveys that mood. The morning light streaming between the buildings and the intense shadows created an energizing scene of the downtown area. 
If you are an artist who normally paints inside I highly recommend getting out with some friends or in a class to experience this wonderful adventure.

Liz D'Amelio, June 2016 POM

"Balboa Park Tower", by Liz D'Amelio

May 2016

 

Beverly DeJarnett, May POM

"American River at Sailor Bar",
by Beverly DeJarnett

April 2016

David Peterson paints watercolors from life about life. He depicts nature, places and our neighborhoods. He has one dozens of awards, and is widely collected. See his work on www.Facebook/aquacolorist and www.aquarellist.com

David Peterson, POM "Florin Sunrise"

"Florin Sunrise",
by David Peterson

March 2016

I love the subtle mood that can only be achieved with the soft edges of watercolor. You get a sense of things not seen when the edges of objects are out of focus. Architecture is another fascinating subject for me because I enjoy creating texture and rhythm through the structure of walls, windows, fences, and trees. I hope that this painting illustrates a combination of mood and architecture and that the viewer gets a sense of something old and mysterious, something almost lost in time and yet still faintly visible and important to observe.

Tana Smith, POM March 2016

"Cathedral Morning",
by Tana Smith

February 2016

David Peterson has paintings in private collections across the country. Since 2002, the artist has been accepted into dozens of state-wide juried shows and has won several dozen awards. In 2013, David was accepted to the State Fair Fine Arts Exhibit and won awards in six regional shows. David Peterson was honored to be a Yosemite Art Center visiting artist. He is a past President of WASH, Inc., Sacramento’s watercolor club and recently was awarded NCA Master Painter Signature status. David’s work can be seen in Sacramento at Papayas Cafe, Sacramento Fine Arts Center, Patris Studio and Gallery and Blue Moon Gallery. David portrays the familiar scenes of our neighborhood in a humorous and enigmatic way. He shows you California landmarks, including urban scenes, and Yosemite National Park differently, simply and in a unique manner.

David Peterson, Golden Gate, February 2016

"Golden Gate",
by David Peterson

February 2016

Teresa works at capturing moments in time through pastel and watercolor. A Design graduate of U.C. Davis, she worked in the graphics and fine art industry as well as raised a family in the rural countryside of Wilton, California until turning to art as a full time endeavor. Subjects are always close at hand, fruit from the yard becomes a still life, a neighbors cattle and barn a landscape and a daughter, well, a portrait.

Teresa Steinbach-Garcia February

"The Daughter",
by Teresa Steinbach-Garcia

January 2016

I love the subtle mood that can only be achieved with the soft edges of watercolor. You get a sense of things not seen when the edges of objects are out of focus. Architecture is another fascinating subject for me because I enjoy creating texture and rhythm through the structure of walls, windows, fences, and trees. I hope that this painting illustrates a combination of mood and architecture and that the viewer gets a sense of something old and mysterious, something almost lost in time and yet still faintly visible and important to observe.

Tana Smith January 2016

"Carmel Mission",
by Tana Smith

November 2015

About My Art:
Nature is the inspiration for my creative endeavors in both watercolor painting and playing the flute. Both are fluid, transparent, colorful, and very expressive art forms. The correlation between music and art is everywhere, particularly pertaining to spatial relationships. In my work I am intrigued by the way water, paper and color intermingle, flowing and making different kinds of edges and layers. The way wet paint dropped into wet paper diffuses, creates soft suggestive shapes and contrasts with crisp lines is very exciting to me.

Website: rebeccajaggers.com
Contact: 916 369 2031
Jaggers6@yahoo.com

Rebecca Jaggers POM November 2015

"TAO",
by Rebecca Jaggers

October 2015

All my paintings are a combination of watercolor and handmade rice papers and textured papers that I make myself. Working with this combination I try to capture both the color and texture of my subjects and to recreate the mood that these subjects inspired in me. Looking closely at one of my watercolor collages you will find multiple layers of color enhanced by the unique qualities of the washi itself: small pieces of newsprint, gold threads and specks of silver, bits of bark or leaves, unusual patterns, various textures that draw you into the image. The layering of papers and paint makes both the creation and the finished piece become a tactile experience as well as a visual one.

My watercolor collage paintings have won many awards in both local and national exhibitions and I have been published in Watercolor Artist Magazine, Splash 12, Celebrating Artistic Vision and in Eyes On: Landscapes from Blaze Hill Press. My work can be regularly seen at Petroglyphe Gallery in Mokelumne Hill, CA

Lynn's web site is: www.lsladeart.com

Lynn Slade October 2015 POM

"King of the Mountain",
by Lynn Slade

September 2015

This painting of downtown San Diego was painted in "plein air", that is on site, when I was there  last spring. Although I have been primarily a studio painter for years specializing in still life subjects and portraits, plein air painting has become a freeing and exciting experience with many challenges.  There is something about being there, present with all of the elements affecting your perceptions which intensifies the experience.  Another exciting factor about painting outside is interpreting the view and deciding how you will convey that feeling in your work. The resulting painting can be a winner if it conveys that mood.  The morning light streaming between the buildings and the intense shadows created an energizing scene of the downtown area. 

If you are an artist who normally paints inside I highly recommend getting out with some friends or in a class to experience this wonderful adventure.

Liz D'Amelio June POM

"Downtown San Diego",
by Liz D'Amelio

June 2015

Marlene Turner June POM

"Donner Winter",
by Marlene Turner

May 2015

Jan Miskulin is primarily an on-location painter who uses her love of nature to inspire her reactions to her surroundings with interpretive feelings and spiritual vitality.

She studied Japanese sumi-e brushwork at an early age using the free-brush technique typical to this form of painting. Jan is an advocate of strong values in her painting along with meaningful brush work.

Jan received her MFA from Stanford University and has studied at UC Berkeley and the University of Guadalajara in Mexico.  Her work has been displayed in many one-artist shows, and she is represented in private and corporate collections internationally.  She has received top awards in many local and international shows.

Jan Miskulin May POM

"Agate Cove - Mendocino", by Jan Miskulin

April 2015

Nuttals was painted with a limited palette of three colors, a primary red, blue and yellow.

I started taking watercolor workshops a few years ago and discovered digital photography at about the same time. I enjoy taking the photograph and then painting what I saw.

Thank you to all who voted for Nuttals.

Gail's web site is gajphoto.zenfolio.com

Gail Jones April POM

“Nuttals”, by Gail Jones

March 2015

I’m a late bloomer in my art career, yet it seems like I’ve been waiting my whole life to paint. My mother was a pianist and I grew up in a house full of music. I showed musical talent early on, one thing led to another and after my flute study I began free-lancing in San Francisco. During that time I performed with world-renowned conductors and artists while playing in the San Francisco Symphony.

The substantial physical demands of flute playing on my hands eventually meant giving it up, but now I had every reason to paint. I began in earnest in 2002 in a plein air watercolor class painting the spectacular Sonoran desert every week. We painted and painted, I was hooked and have not looked back.

After returning to California in 2004 I studied and took art courses, began entering shows and receiving awards. I am now an active member of WASH (Watercolor Artists of Sacramento Horizons) and the Sacramento Fine Arts Center.

Rebecca's web site is: www.rebeccajaggers.com/

Rebecca Jaggers March 2015

“Goodnight My Lovelies”,
by Rebecca Jaggers

February 2015

I have been a painter all of my life. I love the creative process. I have a degree in fine art from Sacramento State University. Though I graduated from Sac State my training really came from a great teachers at American River Jr. College. I learned so much from them on color, design and theory; I am still trying to apply everything I learned there. The rest of my education comes from observing the world and then apply my observations to my art so that everyone can see what I see and feel the textures that I feel. I am always looking around at everyday life to see what is there. What people walk by and do not notice.

I work in watercolor and oil. I compose my subject matter paying attention to the placement of the values, shapes and forms and the way the colors work with each other.

I have won many awards and have been in the California State Fair seven times. My art is in many public and private collections.

Joann Lindelof February POM

“Bridge Street”, by Joann C. Lindelof

January 2015

Dogwood in Fall was painted with a limited palette of three colors, a primary red, blue and yellow. It was important to me to keep the background light and soft, but give the illusion of additional trees and branches. Thank you to all who voted for it.

Gail Jones January POM

“Dogwood In Fall”, by Gail Jones

November 2014

Terry Steinbach-Garcia November POM

“Glide In”, by Teresa Steinbach-Garcia

October 2014

Jan Dailey October POM

“Mendocino”, by Jan Dailey

September 2014

Red Shouldered Hawk was painted with a muted palette of Siennas,Ochres Sepias and Greys. Patterning was very important and time consuming as well as working the edges of the Hawk softy into the background.
My intention was to celebrate the beauty and grandeur of the Hawk.

Teresa Steinbach-Gracia, September 2014 POM

“Red Shouldered Hawk”,
by Teresa Steinbach-Gracia

June 2014

 

Jo Kopp, June 2014 POM

“Peony - A Memory of My Mother's Garden”,
by Jo Kopp

May 2014

In 2000 I took up watercolor painting with a plein aire group in Tucson as a way to explore a new form of creative expression. I am a former flutist and my career landed me in the San Francisco Symphony and Carnegie Hall. Making art is a lot like making music as I am discovering more all the time. Inspiration for me comes from wild places and also from the wonderful visceral deliciousness of paint, brush and paper. I am thrilled by the whole adventure of it. My paintings have earned places in juried shows and numerous awards.

Rebecca Jaggers May 2014 POM

“Edge”,
by Rebecca Jaggers

April 2014

Sharyn Miller April 2014 POM

“Eye of the Tiger”,
by Sharyn Miller

March 2014

A native Californian and a graduate of The University of California at Davis, Teresa Steinbach-Garcia brings a radiant sensitive touch to her realistic works of art. After college, Teresa worked in both Graphic Design and Galleries in Northern California before devoting much of her energy to raising a family in the rural countryside of Wilton California. Inspired by artists as varied as Andrew Wyeth, Michael Reardon, September Vang and Lisbeth Zwerger, Kim Lordier, and Clark Mitchell. Teresa works in a painterly realistic style using line, shape and color as a starting point from which to pull energy and capture a moment. This painting is based on a visit to my friend/college housemate/art teacher Audrey in Amsterdam.

Teresa Steinbach-Garcia

“18 Bloemgracht Straat”,
by Teresa Steinbach-Garcia

February 2014

This is a painting from a series I did at Sea Ranch.  I especially like the color and richness shown here.  Sea Ranch is such a glorious place that one could try to capture it’s essence forever and never get bored with trying.   It is one of my favorites.    Thanks to those who voted for me.

Phyllis Eymann, “Sea Ranch View”

“Sea Ranch View”,
by Phyllis Eymann

January 2014

Jan Miskulin is primarily an on-location painter who uses her love of nature to inspire her reactions to her surroundings with interpretive feelings and spiritual vitality.

She studied Japanese sumi-e brushwork at an early age using the free-brush technique typical to this form of painting. Jan is an advocate of strong values in her painting along with meaningful brush work.

Jan received her MFA from Stanford University and has studied at UC Berkeley and the University of Guadalajara in Mexico.  Her work has been displayed in many one-artist shows, and she is represented in private and corporate collections internationally.  She has received top awards in many local and international shows.

"Locke Alleyway 3" is a winner of the Grumbacher Art award.

Jan Miskulin, Locke Alleyway

"Locke Alleyway 3", by Jan Miskulin

November 2013

In 2000 I took up watercolor painting with a plein aire group in Tucson as a way to explore a new form of creative expression. I am a former flutist and my career landed me in the San Francisco Symphony and Carnegie Hall. Making art is a lot like making music as I am discovering more all the time. Inspiration for me comes from wild places and also from the wonderful visceral deliciousness of paint, brush and paper. I am thrilled by the whole adventure of it. My paintings have earned places in juried shows and numerous awards.

Rebecca Jaggers

"Near Twin Lakes",
by Rebecca Jaggers

October 2013

Bright and distinctive paintings with a message have always attracted me. I studied art in high school and college here in Sacramento with such teachers as Joe Pattitucci and Fr. William Breault, sj. as well as others. I am most interested in watercolor painting and have focused most of my art development in that medium although I also paint in oil. I have been a member of WASH for over 10 years and during that time have been honored to work and learn from many fine artists that have inspired me. I have been accepted and won awards in many of the shows I have entered. I am also proud to have been awarded artist of the month on many occasions by my peers here at WASH. This painting "How much?" is a watercolor gouache which exemplifies the type of bright statement paintings I like to do. It is based on a scene I photographed when I visited Cartenenga, Columbia. The female tourist was negotiating earnestly with this street merchant while her husband wearily looked on, a comical yet all to common site.

 

Liz D'Amelio

"How Much", by Liz D'Amelio

September 2013

David Peterson has paintings in private collections across the country. Since 2002, the artist has been accepted into dozens of state-wide juried shows and has won several dozen awards. In 2013, David was accepted to the State Fair Fine Arts Exhibit and won awards in six regional shows. David Peterson was honored to be a Yosemite Art Center visiting artist. He is a past President of WASH, Inc., Sacramento’s watercolor club and recently was awarded NCA Master Painter Signature status. David’s work can be seen in Sacramento at Papayas Cafe, Sacramento Fine Arts Center, Patris Studio and Gallery and Blue Moon Gallery. David portrays the familiar scenes of our neighborhood in a humorous and enigmatic way. He shows you California landmarks, including urban scenes, and Yosemite National Park differently, simply and in a unique manner.

David Peterson's watercolor painting "Yosemite Falls from Sentinel Bridge"

"Yosemite Falls From Sentinel Bridge", by David Peterson