The Galleries at Heartland Art Club, formerly known as OA Gallery, 101A W Argonne Dr., Kirkwood, MO, will have its Invitational Show reception on August 23rd and all are invited. Some well known watercolor artists will have their work on display, Chris Krupinski, Ali Cavanaugh, Kelly Eddington and others.
Daven Anderson’s series: THE RIVERS: A Celebration of Life and Work on America’s Waterways opens this Saturday at the Kenosha Public Museum, 5500 1st Ave, Kenosha, WI 53140 . It will run through October 6th. The reception is Saturday, September 14th at 1pm. All are welcome. This will be the sixth of ten museum exhibitions of the series.
LAST LIGHT, pictured above, resulted from one of my many trips aboard line boats pushing barges, full and empty, on our nation’s many navigable waterways. The series is now 59 paintings long and shows scenes from the Port of LA to Maine. With five more museum exhibitions, including Kenosha, there will be many more additions to the series. Almost all of the works are large scale with the watercolors painted either full sheet or larger on Crescent watercolor board. The oils (yes there are oils) generally are 30 x 40. I have (currently) a 144 page full color on coated paper catalog which supports the exhibition. As a US Naval Academy graduate, a sailor and a US Coast Guard artist I have always loved the water. The series resulted from that love.
Janine Helton is offering a three-day “Painting the Portrait in Watercolor” workshop at Green Door Art Gallery, 21 N. Gore Avenue in Webster Groves (where she is a new resident artist!) on October 17-19, 2019.
This workshop will be a small group format (up to 8 students) with personal as well as group instruction and plenty of time for skill development! For detailed information, go to https://janheltonartworks.com/ and click on the workshop tab.
Janine also has a few spots left in her “Backgrounds and Birds” workshop on August 26, 2019, from 9 am to 4 pm at Stone Soup Galleries, 2004 Chesterfield Mall, in Chesterfield, MO. Class fee $100. For more information go to https://janheltonartworks.com/ and click on the workshops tab.
On Friday, August 9th, the St. Louis Urban Sketchers gathered at the Thomas Sappington Historic Site, 1015 Sappington Rd, St. Louis, MO 63126. With the historic house, library, and beautiful grounds everyone enjoyed sketching under an abundance of shade. Afterward many sketchers stayed to enjoy lunch at The Barn restaurant.
The Sappington House was built in 1808 and is believed to be the
oldest brick house in St. Louis County. This restored historic site is
an outstanding example of Federal architecture, which was popular during
the post-revolutionary period (1780-1830). Period furnishings add to
In addition to the house, the Sappington Complex includes The Barn restaurant, a gift shop, and the Library of Americana, which includes resources on American History and Decorative Arts. The complex is staffed by over 100 volunteers who operate the gift shop, library and act as docents in the museum.
Here are some photos of the complex, the sketchers and their sketches:
From Rebecca Krutsinger: “I am very excited and humbled to say my painting “Blue Streak” has been juried and accepted into the North East Watercolor Society’s 43rd Annual International Exhibition, Hancock, NY. The exhibition will be held at the Kent Gallery of the Kent Art Association, 21 S Main St., Kent, CT. Thank you so much to the jury for this honor. Congratulations to all the accepted artists.”