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2017 Planned Demonstration and Critique Schedule

April Members Meeting and Demonstration - 4/10/2017, 7:00 pm Yevgenia Watts

“Watercolor is different than any other art medium,” says Yevgenia Watts, our April WASH demo artist. “It’s about letting go. It’s about trusting in yourself to go where the water takes you. When you can immerse in the loose colors on the page, that,” she says, “is like finding the holy grail. Every time.” Her florals and still lifes demonstrate a bold use of color, with a tendency toward the abstract.

Yevgenia is a Sacramento artist who studied art in the Ukraine before coming to America. She earns a living as an architect, but spends time in plein air sketching as well as studio work.

Yevgenia WattsWe’ve asked Yevgenia to help us understand how to take advantage of the characteristics of watercolor on Yupo, a plastic surface that produces both brilliant colors, but defies an artist’s attempts at control. "I like to push my own boundaries," she explains. "I really like the way watercolor behaves like a living thing: it floats, it blooms, it has a mind of its own and it constantly surprises me."

Her artworks can be found in private and public collections around the world, from New York to Paris. A member of WASH, Yevgenia has won awards for her watercolors in the Sacramento area and across California. She accepts commissions for impressionistic watercolor portraits. Her work was featured in the book, The Art of the Crayon (Quarry Books, 2016). Yevgenia was Blick’s Featured Artist in June 2012. Her work may be viewed at www.yevgeniawatts.com.

May Members Meeting and Demonstration - 5/8/2017, 1:30 pm

Please welcome our May demonstrator, Juan Pena.

June Members Meeting and Demonstration - 6/12/2017, 7:00 pm

This month, our program is a critique moderated by Stephany Nickel.