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Jeanne Conrad/photographer/artist

Workshops


PROGRAMS- 2019

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Jan_2019Feb_2019Mar_2019Apr_2019May_2019Jun_2019Aug_2019Sept_2019Oct_2019Lynn FerrisDec_2019

Mothly Meetings
Talented and well known artists demonstrate work
in water media at our monthly meetings at
First Christian Church, 2018 Colonade, Inverness, FL

Refreshments are offered from 11:30 - 12:00 PM.
Program begins at 12:00 PM.

Past Programs 2019

January 11, 2019
"Capturing Light and Color in Watercolor"
Demo_Collage

Press Release fy Norm Freyer

I am sure that many of you have encountered Susan Strawbridge, the demonstrator for the January 11th meeting of the Citrus Watercolor Society (CWS).  Probably you have read her columns in the Chronicle focusing on many of the different animals living at the Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park in Homosassa. She recently retired after serving as a Park Services Specialist. But, did you know that Susan in an accomplished watercolorist? She is a graduate of the School of Visual Arts in New York City, and received her Master of Fine Arts from the Art Institute of Chicago. In 2017 she earned her Signature Membership of the Florida Watercolor Society. She has had the opportunity to attend many workshops with wonderful artists and teachers and have learned so much from all of them.

In her demonstration at the CWS meeting she will explain how she finds subjects to paint by looking for some light and color and trying to capture these qualities. She says,” My favorite themes include close-ups of plants, birds and animals, and landscapes and seascapes. When I go out to explore the natural world with my camera and sketch pad, I look for subjects that inspire me and are enhanced by the light. I then come home and attempt to translate that with paint. I have been drawing and painting for as long as I can remember.  I have explored other mediums such as oils, acrylics and pastels, but it was always watercolors that fascinated me. There is something about the luminosity of watercolors and how, with the transparency of this medium that allows light and color to come through.” Susan is a member of the Florida Watercolor Society, the Citrus Watercolor Society, the Nature Coast Painters and is a member artist at the Florida Artists Gallery. Susan teaches watercolor classes for beginners and intermediate skill levels at the gallery which is in Floral City. To view Susan’s artwork, see the web site http://www.flartistsgallery.com/gallery/susan-strawbridge/

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February 8, 2019
Lionel Sanchez
"Rural Subjects utilizing representation and abstract shapes"Demo_Feb-2019

A native of Colorado by several generations, Lionel P. Sanchez was born and raised in Trinidad, located in the southern part of the state. His keen interest in art appeared at an early age, but he did not begin serious study until after service in the U.S. Navy. Formal studies were at Auraria Community College in Denver. From there he attended numerous workshops in New Mexico and Colorado with Joseph Boehler, Jose Sanchez, William Condit, Kim Mackey, and Carole Barnes.

Lionel’s subjects are whatever attracts his attention at the moment. His mastery of drawing is evident in his frequent choices of architectural subjects, both urban and rural. To these he brings bold expression in both line and color. The wonders of nature have also been preserved by Lionel in watercolors, from rocky mountain peaks to florals captured in a local garden. Frequent travels about the country yield still more varied subjects for Lionel’s unique interpretation. Whatever his subject, Lionel combines the authentic enthusiasm of the small town boy he was, with the mature, urban sensibilities of today.

His works hang in numerous corporate, business and private collections in Denver, in other countries, and throughout the Southwest region, a region to which he has a special affinity. Lionel as also taught workshops at the foothills Gallery in Golden, CO, the Arvada Art Center in Arvada, CO, and Red Rock Community in Lakewood, CO, as well as the Tampa, FL and Miami, FL areas. Lionel is presently teaching classes at the Life Enrichment Center in Tampa, FL.

Lionel has signature status in the Colorado Watercolor Society, Miami Watercolor Society and Gold Coast Watercolor Society. He is also past president of Miami Watercolor Society, 2012-2013. Other awards include five Best of Shows, numerous 1st Place, 2nd Place and 3rd Place and Honorable Mentions.


“Art, the most practical presentation of the imagination”

Two-day Workshop February 9 - 10, 2019

sponsor needed

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March 8, 2019
Karlyn Holman Demo

Karlyun Holman

Karlyn Holman is completely immersed in the world of art. She has been the owner of her own studio-gallery, Karlyn’s Gallery, since 1968. Karlyn’s watercolor paintings reflect a special kind of exuberance for her native area of Lake Superior and her travels around the world.

She enjoys a full schedule of painting in her studio as well as teaching workshops locally and abroad. She is a popular workshop instructor known for her enthusiastic, innovative, and fun teaching techniques. A world traveler, she leads adventurous and instructional tours all over the world.

She has illustrated four children’s picture books and has written several books on watercolor techniques: Watercolor- The Spirit of Spontaneity, Watercolor Fun and Free, Searching for the Artist Within, Watercolor Without Boundaries, and her newest book, Watercolor Making Your Mark.

Karlyn has an MA in Art from the University of Wisconsin and has taught at the college level for ten years. She makes her home in Washburn, Wisconsin.

March 9-10, 2019
Two-Day Workshop with Karlyn Holman

Nancy Vallimont, sponsor

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April 12, 2019
Sue Primeau
Critiques - "Is It Done Yet? Is It Good Enough? Does It Need Something Else? Is It Hopeless? Up to 12 Paintings: No Fear Assessing A Painting-- Especially Your Own.

Sue Primeau

Sue refers to her work as abstract reality.  She is passionate about the world in which we live and the beauty that surrounds our everyday life.  It is this readily available subject where she finds her inspiration.  Being that she works primarily in watercolor, a medium she prefers not to control, she often begins by letting the shapes and colors occur spontaneously with little or no guidance.  Sue then studies the resulting image to determine how she will  develop the painting.  
Sue loves to teach watercolor and takes great joy in helping others realize their innate artistic and creative talents.  The questions and challenges of her students drive Sue to explore her own work from many different perspectives.

Sue's originals, giclées, and prints sell largely by word of mouth and she's been commissioned for a number of private works.  Sue exhibits at Artist-Alley Gallery in downtown Ocala as well as numerous juried and non-juried art shows.  She's been licensed on greeting cards and many of her works and painting lessons are published in four how-to books by internationally known, WI artist, Karlyn Holman on the subject of watercolor painting.  Sue has won a number of awards for her work and continues to strive for excellence in all her artistic endeavors. 

Aside from painting Sue loves to teach watercolor locally and abroad.  She finds great joy in helping others realize their innate artistic and creative talents.  The questions and challenges of her students drive Sue to explore her own work from many different perspectives.

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND
MBA (Masters of Business Administration), University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN
Major in Human Resources
BS (Bachelors of Science), Cheyney University, Cheyney, PA
Major in Industrial Technology, Graphics.

MEMBERSHIPS
Florida Watercolor Society
Appleton Museum of Art, Ocala FL
Ocala Art Group, Ocala FL
Citrus Watercolor Club, Lecanto FL 

Website: www.teamingpondinc.com/

 

April 13 - 14, 2019
Two -Day Workshop with Sue Primeau

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for details and registration form

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May 10, 2019
Luncheon and Officers Installation
followed by a Demonstration by Linda Wokoun
Linda Wokoun

The demonstrator following the luncheon and installation of officers will be artist Linda Wokoun. Based in South West Florida, she leverages the natural characteristics of water to bring energy and movement to her paintings. She likes to incorporate both abstract and representational elements in her work and believes that water media is particularly well suited to her approach. Her process is wet into wet, blending colors and creating textures directly on the painting surface.

Linda has dreamed about life as an artist since child hood but has only recently had the luxury of painting full time. In the past few years she has studied with some of the best watercolor artists in the country including Mary Whyte, Jean Haines, Linda Kemp, Don Andrews, Jean Pederson, Janet Rogers and Lian Zhen. Linda is a signature member of the Florida Sun Coast Watercolor Society where she regularly exhibits and has won several awards. She is a member of the Florida Watercolor Society and the Transparent Watercolor Society of America where she has also exhibited. Linda is a popular workshop instructor teaching throughout the Florida area. You can view Linda’s artwork at the web site: https://binged.it/2GUDgwK

June 14, 2019
Paint-Around

Click below to see a video of the Paint-Around!


Barbara Kerr, Suzanne Mahr, Nancy Fisher,
Darla Goldberg and Wanda Boyd

CWS artists to participate in “Paint-Around”

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!


July 2019
No Meeting

 

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August 9, 2019
Peggy Lefebvre Demo Collage

If portrait painting is your nemesis, Peg Lefebvre’s demo may help you. Producing interesting and vibrant portraits does not have to be a mystery. She will break down the process into a series of steps and techniques that she uses to create lively, believable portraits.

Three years ago Peg decided that she would overcome her phobia of portraits. Faces had always been a challenge and every attempt had produced disappointing results. Now she is a “face junky”. She takes photos of complete strangers if they have interesting faces, collecting resource material for her work. What was once a challenge has become a passion.

Peg Lefebvre is a member of Citrus Watercolor Society and attributes much of her artistic development to the programs and support that CWS has provided. She lives in The Villages, Florida and Passignano, Italy and exhibits in group shows in both countries. 

Press Release by Norm Freyer

It is refreshing to see new approaches in the world of watercolor, instead of the same old, same old. After viewing some of Peggy Lefebvre’s work over the last year- some great portraits! Peggy will be the demonstrator at the Citrus Watercolor Society meeting on August 9th. She relates that, “Brilliant colors are what originally attracted me to watercolor painting. Dad introduced me to the medium at the kitchen table when I was six years old. That love of vibrant color is a cornerstone of my work to this day.” She continues, “Sculpting convincing images on a two-dimensional surface is another primary pursuit of my work.  Much of my bachelors study was in three-dimensional art. Re-immersing myself in 3-D and mentally seeing the subject in the round helps guide my brush to form sculptural images. One challenge is to avoid sacrificing the vibrancy of the color in the quest of modeling a form.” Three years ago, Peg decided that she would overcome her phobia of portraits. Faces had always been a challenge and every attempt had produced disappointing results. Now she is a “face junky”. She takes photos of complete strangers if they have interesting faces, collecting resource material for her work. What was once a challenge has become a passion. Producing interesting and vibrant portraits does not have to be a mystery. She will break down the process into a series of steps and techniques that she uses to create lively, believable portraits.

Recently, her work is driven toward telling the story that she sees/feels/imagines in a particular subject.  She strives to communicate what she found to be important about the person or event. It is exhilarating when a viewer comments on the subject’s personality or occupation, involving themselves in the story that I narrated through paint.

Peg is a member of Citrus Watercolor Society and attributes much of her artistic development to the programs and support that CWS has provided. She lives in The Villages, Florida and Passignano, Italy and exhibits in group shows in both countries. You can view her work via her website at www.peggyalefebvre.com

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September 13, 2019
Members Annual Show & Tell
with FOUNDERS DAY AWARD!
Win $50

Show-Tell Collage_2019

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October 11, 2019
Libit JonesLibit Jones Demo 10-11-19

Press Release by Norm Freyer

Libit Jones makes an encore appearance as demonstrator at the Citrus Watercolor Society (CWS) meeting on Friday, October 11th. Libit Jones is a Texas native who has called St Petersburg home since1995. She is a well-known artist in the Tampa Bay area and a popular instructor.

Although she works in various media, her passion is watercolor. She says that, “From a girl with a pencil in her hand, to a woman with painting in her heart, I have found art to be a defining aspect of my life.”

Libit paints with strong contrast and pure color that entices and draws the viewer to explore the power of her paintings. Her style is what she calls casual reality. She continues, “I am addicted to texture and texture making. I love the abandonment and joy of applying paint with big brushes, spattering, dripping, and using conventional and unconventional objects to make marks. I have been painting this way for several years.” The majority of these paintings are done on Yupo, a synthetic paper. The paint is watercolor. Yupo is a non-absorbent surface, which makes it easy to manipulate.

She is a signature member of the Florida Watercolor Society and a member of the International Society of Experimental Artists (ISEA). She has been accepted into many prestigious shows and won numerous awards. Her paintings are owned by private collectors across the United States, Canada and England. You can view Libit’s work on her web site at libit.net.

Libit Jones Bio

 

October 12 - 13, 2019
Two-Day Workshop with Libit Jones

“Accent the Positive with the Negative!”

more details and registration form on the Workshops page

sponsor- Helen Lancaster

 

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November 8, 2019

Lynn Ferris Demo

Lynn Ferris is a Signature Member of the American Watercolor Society, the National Watercolor Society, and the Florida Watercolor Society. Her work was the subject of a feature article in Watercolor magazine, can be seen in Watercolor Magic, and the prestigious Splash series of books produced by North Llight. She has served as a judge for the Brevard Watercolor Society "A Splash of Watercolor" Exhibit, the West Virginia Fine Arts Festival, ands numerous others. Her many awards include "Best of Show" in both the Florida Watercolor Society and Tallahassee Watercolor Society annual exhibits. She has been an award winner in "The Artists Magazine" All Media competition, and her work is included in the permanent collection of the Museum of Arts and Sciences in Daytona Beach. Recent articles may be seen in the April 2017 issue of "The Artists Magazine", the August 2017 issue of "Watercolor Artist" and the 32nd issue (Fall 2018) of "The Art of Watercolor" magazine.

November 9 - 10, 2019
Two-Day Workshop with Lynn Ferris

sponsor - Michelle Grover


 

December 13, 2019
December Luncheon
at Citrus Hills Golf and Country Club

From President Wanda Boyd--- "I want to thank Nancy Dias for taking on the responsibility of signing us up for the Holiday Luncheon this year; she’ll be ready to start accepting your money and luncheon choices at our next meeting. The luncheon will be on December 13 at the Citrus Hills Golf and Country Club and will feature a demonstration by Tom Jones. Oh, and the door prizes this year are amazing;  I know because I’ve been squirreling them away for the past six months.  We may also do another special surprise activity.  More to follow on that."

Wanda Boyd

 

ALSO - Remember to bring your card for the annual card exchange!!!!
Bring an original, get an original' bring a print, get a print!


After-Luncheon Demo by Tom JonesTom Jones

A resident of Central Florida, Tom has been commissioned by government agencies, corporations, environmental groups, clubs, and private collectors. In answer to popular demand, he typically produces his watercolor landscapes in a series of three or five paintings around a specific theme.
His art can be found internationally in many private and corporate collections, including commissioned paintings displayed in the Florida State Capital Building, Walt Disney World Corporation, Marriott Corporation, Omni Corporation, and Museums. Tom's work has been featured in many books and on magazine covers as well as posters and brochures.
Tom shares his passion for art and love of nature with students of varying skill levels through international workshops, demonstrations, and instructional dvds.
"Tom Jones is a painter who possesses such power that by dipping his brushes in colored water only he gives us the feeling of being before nature itself. Master of his craft, he obtains extremely difficult effects such as moving our soul at the sight of a beam of sunlight piercing through the foliage of the forest. That is magic; That is a great painter."
Pablo Sansegundo-Castaneda
(artistic grandson of Joaquin Sorolla)

December 14, 2019
One-Day Workshop with Tom Jones

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