Paint-Around June 14, 2019

Press Release by Norm Freyer

Something new is about to happen at the June 14th meeting of the Citrus Watercolor Society (CWS). Something in the art world that, quite probably, you have never seen before. You are going to have to see this! The activity that will occur is a fun, and fast-paced event. The event is what is called a “Paint Around”.  A Paint-Around is an event where a number of artists each “paint-around” to create paintings. 

Artists participating have limited time to contribute to the paintings, with each member taking timed turns. Those artists who will be painting include Barbara Kerr, Suzanne Mahr, Nancy Fisher, Darla Goldberg and Wanda Boyd. These folks qualified for the Paint-Around by placing first in the CWS “Painting of the Month” contest during the past year.

These five artists ll bring a painting concept already drawn off, with a reference, ready to paint on paper for a finished painting of 12”x16”.  Each artist starts on her own painting and paints for 10 minutes.  At the end of this time, volunteers help move the paintings to the next easel and each artist has 10 minutes to paint on that painting.  This continues until the artists have painted on each painting. The last rotation allows the artist 10 minutes on their own painting and this concludes the paint-around.

Each painting will be signed by all 5 artists and raffled off as a fundraiser for CWS. Tickets will be sold, $1.00 each, or 6 for $5.00. Tickets to be used by dropping tickets in any of the provided containers bearing the artist’s name/numbered painting.  Tickets can be used any time up until drawing for paintings. The CWS President will announce raffle winners. The paintings will be presented to each individual winner at that time. So come, watch this fun activity as the CWS artists take turns putting their unique spin on a painting!

Paint Around

President’s Message for December 2010

“The Friendliest Little Watercolor Club”.   If there was any doubt, (and there wasn’t) last month’s meeting convinced me.  For all of those who attended the “Paint A Round”, you know what I mean.  Because even though I call it a “meeting”, I thought it was much more a “get together”.   For those who painted, impressive!    I am continually amazed at the amount of talent this club has.   But I also loved the way everyone else got involved, mingled and socialized with each other. Usually at the meetings we get to socialize, then settle into a nice demo.   This meeting I noticed that, from start to finish, the interaction this group displayed showed me why we are known as “The Friendliest Little Watercolor Club”.  I admit there were times I worried if the Paint A Round would be a “pumpkin”. But this group proved to me, NOTHING will stop us from being such a great group of artists and friends.    So for those who were unable to attend, you missed a good one.  

And before we leave last month behind I have to thank Glenda Ackley and all who helped make it so special.  She deserves all the credit for the Paint A Round’s success.     I would like to remind the participating artists to bring the painting in to the Holiday Luncheon for us to see the “finished paintings”.

Paint-a-Round, November 2010
Photo Collage Courtesy of Ray Jowers

Speaking of next months meeting, December 10th’s meeting brings us the Holiday Luncheon.   I will be disappointed if everyone does not attend!  Darla Goldberg, Sandy Dunham, and all the other volunteers have put in a lot of work.  So the Luncheon promises to be exciting.   In addition to being fortunate enough to have Steve Rogers for our demo and a workshop, there is much you do not want to miss.   The great food.   The hand painted cards we want you to bring in to exchange.  The many gifts you may receive.   And most of all the friendships we continue to make and share.   It is because of you the members that we are known as the “Friendliest Little Watercolor Club”.   And especially during this holiday season, I know that friendliness will be on display.  

Due to the fullness of this month’s meeting Painting of the Month will be postponed until January.

Citrus Watercolor Club wishes everyone a “Happy Thanksgiving”, and looks forward to seeing you at the December “Holiday Luncheon”.

Kim Shields