Sue Primeau Workshop

Press Release by Dori Sullivan
March 2024
Citrus County Chronicle

Have you ever struggled to determine when your painting is really finished? CWS invites you to a one day workshop with Sue Primeau on Saturday March 9th – we may help you with your struggle.

But first, I want to remind you that we have our regular CWS monthly Business Meeting on Friday, March 8th where Sue Primeau will share a demo with our members and guests entitled “How to Salvage A Painting”. Following the Friday demo, we will present her one day workshop on Saturday, March 9th. Sue will show us how to add the “spark” that will make your painting stand out and cause the viewers to take a second look. Maybe even a third look!

Over the past months, we’ve provided several workshops to our members that taught new techniques, challenging approaches to our paintings and much more. Hopefully, you’ve returned to your studio and proceeded to include what you’ve seen and heard with CWS into your newest “masterpiece”. But wait? Not exactly what you expected? Not luring you into the scene, showing the depth of feeling or the story you wanted your painting to tell? This workshop will help you and you’ll love the results.

Sue Primeau is a well-known watercolorist and instructor in Florida, Minnesota and beyond. Her travel trips to Europe are excursions we artists dream of taking. She considers her work “abstract realism” and enhances simple still life or plein air images into unique concepts of reality that boldly tell their stories. It’s been my privilege to take several classes with Sue and I guarantee you’ll be amazed at what you can learn from her. Her enthusiasm is infectious. For more information or to sign-up today visit or contact Signian Mcgeary, CWS Program Coordinator at email [email protected]

CWS monthly Business Meetings are held at noon on the second Friday of the month in the Fellowship Hall of the First Christian Church in Inverness on 2018 Colonade Street. Our demonstration follows our meeting and is free to CWS members but we ask a $5 donation from visitors. Light refreshments are served at 11:30 during our “meet and greet” social time. Our workshops are held at the recreation building in the Whispering Pines Park. Workshops are from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (set-up is at 8:30). 

“Art in the Wildlife Park”! Once again the artist/members of Citrus Watercolor Society are contributing their time and talents to the Wildlife Park in Homosassa. March 2nd and 3rd during park hours you can view and purchase original art by our members, in addition to notecards and prints of past work. A percentage of sales is returned directly to the Friends of Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park. The show is juried and members may enter up to two paintings for judging. The rules for this Show and Sale are available at our website or by contacting Jeanne Conrad at [email protected]

The show is held in the Park’s Visitor Center on Hwy 19 in Homosassa Springs. No admission is charged to the Art Show. Come and see what wonderful art we have to offer you.

One last note – in April, CWS will offer a one day workshop with Mindy Lighthipe. Mindy is well known for her botanical and wildlife watercolor paintings as well as her children’s book illustrations. Look for details in my next column. In the meantime, stay healthy, enjoy the beauty surrounding you and keep your paintbrushes wet.   Dori Sullivan