Urban Sketchers St. Louis at Repertory/Opera Theatre

Early this morning, August 15th, Saint Louis Watercolor members joined Urban Sketcher St. Louis members at Repertory/Opera Theatre, built on the grounds of Webster University, with landscaping and buildings from contemporary to English Tudor. Everyone wore masks and stayed properly distanced while enjoying the gathering and scenery. Here are some photos they shared with us.

News from Patricia Long

Here is Patricia’s news:

“Three of my paintings are now featured on the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra Instagram page (@stlsymphony) · Instagram.  I took photos of the musicians before concerts and took photos from the rebroadcast on Channel 9 on the first Sunday of the month.  I sent the SLSO the paintings in the spring and the symphony said they would like to put them on their Instagram page. You will see that the SLSO identified musicians by name (I didn’t know their names). There are also comments, and one from the principle flutist Mark Sparks.  I really tried to interpret the music as well as the musicians.”

Here are Pat’s paintings:

St. Louis Symphony Orchestra Trombone Players by Patricia Long
St. Louis Symphony Orchestra Female Flutist by Patricia Long
St. Louis Symphony Orchestra Male Flutist by Patricia Long

Pat leaves us with a quote about music:

“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and life to everything.” Plato

Wednesday Night Self Help Painters Paint Out

Today the Wednesday night Self Help Painters met at the Sandy Creek Covered Bridge State Historic Site to paint. Sandy Creek Covered Bridge State Historic Site,2545, 9001 Old Lemay Ferry Rd, Hillsboro, MO 63050, is a publicly owned property in Jefferson County, Missouri, administered by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, preserving the Sandy Creek Covered Bridge. The bridge is one of four remaining covered bridges in Missouri, which once numbered about 30.

With lovely weather the outing was very enjoyable Here are some photos the group shared with us.

Carol Ann Jessen

We were deeply saddened to learn that our beloved member Carol Ann Jessen passed away on Tuesday July 28, 2020. Beloved daughter of the late Charles & Beulah Jessen. Cousin and Friend to many. Homegoing celebration at a later date.

Funeral services provided by: Bopp Chapel, 10610 Manchester Rd., Kirkwood, MO 63122

Carol was an amazing artist and teacher and will be missed by so many people she touched. She demonstrated her watercolor techniques at our membership meetings and always left us with uplifting thoughts, both on watercolor painting and life. Her great sense of humor always made her so much fun to be with. She split her time living in St. Louis, Apalachicola, Florida and Boothbay Harbor, Maine, and offered workshops in all locations over the years.

Here are some photos a member shared with us of Carol in Boothbay Harbor during one of her last workshops there.

The STLWS will honor Carol Ann Jessen’s memory with a memorial award at our next annual juried exhibition.