STLWS Urban Sketchers at the Saint Louis Public Library

On Saturday, December 8th, the STLWS Urban Sketchers met at the Saint Louis Public Library.  What a beautiful place!  If you have not been to see the library since the renovation you are missing out.  It was a cold day so a perfect venue for sketching indoors with big tables and chairs so everyone was very comfortable.  Carla Giller, our lead organizer, asked us to bring water brushes, ink pens, markers, or pencils (watercolor, colored or graphite) so we would not be working with open water containers on the beautiful wood tables.

Here are some photos from the gathering.  Everyone was awed by the beauty that surrounded them.

And here are some photos of the library so you can see the magnificent spaces the sketchers worked in.

Photos from the Saint Louis Watercolor Society’s Holiday Party at CJ Muggs in Webster Groves

Here are some photos of the festive evening STLWS members spent together at CJ Muggs in Webster Groves on December 5th.  The food was delicious and the banquet room was all decorated for the holidays with STLWS members’ paintings hung on the walls.

Molly Edler did a great job of planning and coordinating the event, providing everyone with a party favor (a pencil with a silvery twisty attached, ending with a jingle bell), and bringing Santa with her (her hubby).

The gift exchange was so much fun and the painting Linda Kemp so generously donated to the Saint Louis Watercolor Society was raffled off to a lucky member.  The raffle proceeds are being donated to the Sunshine Art Center, housed in the Palms Conference Center in Panama City Beach, FL, in response to a “Artists Help Fellow Artists” plea from the Southern Watercolor Society after Hurricane Michael’s massive path of destruction from the Gulf coast deep into the interior communities of the Florida Panhandle.

Spencer Meagher ” Nocturne” Workshop!

Enjoy two days exploring the mysterious world of nocturnes with Illinois artist, Spencer.  Because artificial and moonlight drastically alter our color perception, Spencer will help develop your understanding of color analysis in a night time setting. We will be working in the studio from photographs provided by Spencer and there will be plenty of demonstrations.

  • If weather permits, we will go outside the first evening and do a plein air nocturne.
This will be an acrylic workshop (oil and watercolor welcome, just be aware of the different approaches). If you don’t have acrylic supplies, they can be provided to you for an additional fee of $30 per student. Supplies remain the property of the instructor. Artists keep their paintings.

When: December 6 & 7, 2018
Time: 9 am – 4 pm
Cost: $150
Where: Missouri Artists On Main
321 S. Main St.
St. Charles, Mo.

An Invitation from Linda Wilmes

Bait and Tackle Shop by Linda Wilmes

Union Station II by Linda Wilmes

North Main Street by Linda Wilmes

This Saturday, November 24, from 10 – 6 pm, Linda Wilmes will be offering 20% off all original paintings, prints, and notecards at Framations Gallery, 218 N. Main St., St. Charles, MO,  636- 724-8313.

Linda will also be doing a watercolor demonstration from 1 to 4 pm.

Main St. St. Charles offers a vast variety of wonderful items for gifts, as well as a nostalgic atmosphere during the Holidays.

Support Small Businesses for unique gifts.

Photos from the Saint Louis Watercolor Society’s 2018 Fall Retreat

Here are some photos from the Saint Louis Watercolor Society’s Fall Retreat, October 8 – 10th, at the Toddhall Retreat & Conference Center.  What a lovely way to take a break, relax and commune with fellow artists, while painting indoors or out in a beautiful setting.  It looks like a good time was had by all!  We can also see some negative painting by artists who took the Linda Kemp workshop.