Watercolor Artists of Sacramento Horizons
2017 Planned Demonstration and Critique Schedule
November Members Meeting and Demonstration - 11/13/2017, 1:30 pm
On November 13th at 1:30 pm, Placerville artist Linda Erfle will giving the artist demo at the WASH membership meeting. Her topic will be “Starting Wet, Finishing Dry,” demonstrating how to start a painting very wet, then gradually working with it as the paper dries and the lines begin to hold their shape.
Linda can’t remember a time that she hasn’t been drawing and painting. To hone her skills she completed numerous art classes at San Jose State and Cosumnes River College, as well as numerous workshops with luminaries such as Ken Potter, Dale Laitinen, and others. She paints a variety of subjects, though what draws her in each painting, she says, is “the way light falls on an object.” She paints primarily from photos she has taken around the world, looking especially for scenes captured in the early morning or as the shadows lengthen late in the day.
Erfle’s work has been widely published in art books and periodicals, featured in Splash 11, 14, 15, 16, and 17, as well as Watercolor Artist magazine, North Light’s Best of Flower Painting (1997), and elsewhere. Her work has been exhibited in major shows both regionally and nationally. Erfle is a signature member of the American Watercolor Society, Watercolor West, and the National Watercolor Society. Her paintings can be seen at the Gold Country Artist Gallery in Placerville, the cooperative artist gallery in Davis, and online at www.lindaerfle.net
2018 Planned Demonstration and Critique Schedule
January Members Meeting and Demonstration - 01/08/2018, 1:30 pm
WASH’s January 2018 meeting features a demo from internationally known artist Frank Eber, of Paso Robles, California, whose work continues in the tradition of the 20th century California Barbizon movement.
Frank grew up in Europe and was mentored by Italian master painter Renato Casaro in ‘94 and ‘95. In the ’80s and ’90s Frank worked as a professional illustrator for video cover sleeves and as a portrait artist by commission. Primarily a plein air painter, his love of travel has given him prime opportunities to paint. He lived for three years in the south of France, and has painted on location in Italy, the Netherlands, Austria, Switzerland, the Czech Republic, and Germany.
“I am very conscious of my edges,” says Eber, “and never say ‘too much’. I think it is important to leave some mystery, some room for imagination. When you look at the finished piece, it is remarkable what you think you see that is not really there. For me, that is one of the most beautiful things about painting in watercolor.”
Eber is a signature member of the American Watercolor Society (AWS), the National Watercolor Society (NWS), the Transparent Watercolor Society of America (TWSA) and Watercolor West (WW). He is a juried Artist member of the prestigious California Art Club. His work has been featured in Splash 14, Watercolor Artist magazine (June 2012), and International Artist magazine (Oct/Nov 2012). He is represented by the Ambleside Gallery in Greensboro, North Carolina and CaliforniaWatercolor.com of Fallbrook, California. More of his work can be seen at frankeber.com.
Eber will be the demonstrator for the WASH member meeting on Monday afternoon, January 8, 2018, from 1:30 to 3:30 pm. Following that, he is conducting a workshop sponsored by WASH at the Sacramento Fine Arts Center, Tuesday through Thursday, January 9-11, 2018. For more information on the workshop, see our website Frank Eber Workshop or contact Sue Davis, WASH’s workshop chairperson (email@example.com).
February Members Meeting and Demonstration - 02/12/2018, 7:00 pm
Our artist demonstrator for the WASH member meeting February 12th from 7 to 9 pm is Penryn artist Sandy Delehanty. She will demonstrate her latest watercolor passion, creating subtle watercolors through meticulous masking and pouring.
“I’m fascinated by the unpredictability of the pouring technique,” says Delehanty, “since I pour three primary colors simultaneously. The masking gives me my shapes, but the colors go their own direction.”
Delehanty majored in art at Cal State Chico, earning a BA and California Secondary Teaching Credential. She has studied under artists, such as Wayne Thiebaud and Don Andrews. She is a signature member of the California Watercolor Association. Her paintings have appeared in the prestigious Splash 9 and 16 (North Light Books), as well as Art Journey: Animals (North Light Books, 2017), International Artists Magazine Top 10 Floral Paintings (2010), Southwest Art Magazine (2009), and The Best of Flower Painting 2 (1999, North Light Books).
Her paintings can be found in private collections around the world. She is especially proud of having 45 paintings in the permanent collection of the UC Davis Medical Center. Her paintings have been exhibited in many international juried shows, as well as featured in the annual KVIE art auction. She regularly leads groups of artists on watercolor journal expeditions to Europe. More of her work can be seen at, sandydelehanty.com
March Members Meeting and Demonstration - 03/12/2018, 1:30 pm
Please join us for a demonstration by Sonja Hamilton.
April Members Meeting and Demonstration - 04/09/2018, 7:00 pm
“I love painting the complex textures, forms and patterns found in nature,” says Jeannie Vodden. She is a master at combining a deep reservoir of techniques with a relaxed, gentle teaching style. She is known for the magic she creates with a limited palette of transparent staining colors. Playing with light and textures hold great interest for her. Please join us for a fun and informative demonstration on April 9. WASH is also offering a one day workshop presented by Jeannie on April 9th. Please contact Kari Bauer at Grandmakari@gmail.com for more information.
See more of her work at JeannieVodden.com
May Members Meeting and Demonstration - 05/14/2018, 1:30 pm
Please join us for a demonstration by David Lobenberg. David will be demonstrating his "California Vibe" watercolor portrait technique.
June Members Meeting and Demonstration - 06/11/2018, 7:00 pm
Please join us for a demonstration by Patty Pieropan Dong.
September Members Meeting and Demonstration - 09/10/2018, 1:30 pm
Please join us for a demonstration by Anthony Rogone.
October Members Meeting and Demonstration - 10/08/2018, 7:00 pm
WASH is excited to present a demonstration by Michael Holter. In addition, he will be presenting a workshop titled "Creating Watercolor Portraits from Photos from October 6-8, 2018". In this workshop, he will give painters tools to create a well-structured portrait while still allowing for the expressive use of color and brushstroke.
See more of Michael’s art at michaelholter.com
November Members Meeting and Demonstration - 11/12/2018, 1:30 pm
Please join us for a critique of member art work by WASH founder Jan Miskulin.