Mark Mehaffey Workshop in Springfield, IL

October 6, 7, 8, 9, 2017, MARK MEHAFFEY at Sangamon Watercolor Society, Springfield, Illinois.

This workshop will involve something for everyone; transparent, gouache, realism, & abstract. Registration is for one person only, no sharing.

Cancellation Policy: In the event of cancellation before September 6, 2017, SWS will retain 10% of the total workshop fee. If the cancellation occurs Sept. 7, or after, SWS will keep 20% unless we can fill the spot, in which case SWS will retain 10%. In the event of a cancellation, first person on the waiting list will be called and, upon their consent, will be put on the confirmed attendee list and their check will be deposited.

Questions?, Carolyn Owen Sommer.

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Mail check to:
Debbie Rigg
Sangamon Watercolor Society,
125 Basswood Road
Springfield, IL 62712

Mark Mehaffey supply list

Carolyn Owen Sommer


Shirley Nachtrieb is Offering Workshop at Missouri Artists on Main


With Shirley Nachtrieb, 636-947-1936

MAOM Gallery, 321 S Main St, St. Charles, MO 63301

Thursday and Friday, August 24 and 25

9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

$150 plus materials OR $160 includes all materials.

Create a floral composition, painting on two different surfaces then combining them together as one. Rag watercolor paper and fluid acrylics or watercolors may be used.  All levels welcome.  A composition will be handed out to you but you may work from your own subject matter if desired.

Supplies needed:

  • 1 sheet 140 lb Arch cold pressed paper 22 x 30 quartered, Thai unryu
  • 2-16 x20 freezer paper covered cardboard, shiny side out
  • 2- ½ -gallon water buckets
  • Golden fluid acrylics: Thalo turquoise, Quinacridone nickel azo gold, primary magenta or watercolors: French ultramarine blue, permanent rose, Antwerp blue Winsor yellow, & burnt sienna
  • White gesso,  gel matte medium
  • Brushes: Synthetic 1” flat watercolor brush, assorted synthetic rounds, 2” wash brush or soft varnish brush, or your favorites favorite synthetic brushes
  • Disposable palette paper for acrylics
  • Salt, paper towels, water mister, hair drier
  • Plastic table cloth, trash bag, masking tape
  • Small sharp scissors
  • Bring your favorite floral reference material.  And a lunch!

Click here for the flyer with registration form.

The Saint Louis Watercolor Society 2017 Fall Retreat

Our 2017 Fall Retreat at the Toddhall Retreat Center in Columbia, IL is coming up, October 9, 10 and 11th.  Don’t miss this opportunity to relax, refresh and renew in a beautiful setting at a lovely time of year while communing and painting with other artists.  This event is open to members of the Saint Louis Watercolor Society only.  The deadline for registration is September 20, 2017.

Painting by Alicia Farris from a past retreat.

For more information and the registration form, click this link.





Mary Ann Brinker (Mar 18, 1934 – Dec 19, 2016)

We just learned that one of our dear members, Mary Ann Brinker, passed away on December 19, 2016.   Our sincere sympathy goes out to her family.  To honor and remember her, we will have a Mary Ann Brinker Memorial Award bestowed on one of our award winners in the Saint Louis Watercolor Society’s 2018 Annual Juried Exhibition. 

This link will take you to her obituary:  click here.