California Watercolor Association Member Show Now Open!
Sponsored by the Falkirk Cultural Center in San Rafael, California
October 7 – November 12, 2021
To purchase a painting, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or if you’re in person, let the gallery staff know.
The Autumn Color CWA Member Show is open! You can see these works in person at the Falkirk Cultural Center, 1408 Mission Avenue at E Street, San Rafael, CA 94901
First, the winners:
27 x 27 inches
Juror Comments: There is so much to enjoy in this painting. The placement of the red-orange as you enter the painting brings you abruptly into the work. It then gently carries you across the painting to the other red-orange shape, which keeps you in the painting. While the autumn theme of warm color is minimal, the use of many cool colors allows the viewer to delight in the balance of color, making the warm colors' pop'. The use of the line work also allows one to move around the painting with a hint of shadow. That gives it a suggestion of some depth. The placement and variety of shapes complete this very intriguing painting.
Title: Autumn at Fishhook Creek
15 x 19 inches
Juror Comments: I kept coming back to this delightful, traditional watercolor. With skillful use of watercolor, the artist depicts an autumn glow that is quiet and peaceful. It is elegant in its simplicity.
26 x 20 inches
Juror Comments: It is an interesting painting. It speaks of autumn with cool colors – perhaps a hint of cooler weather to come. The intensity of blue and violet surrounding the images of leaves floating on the water makes the leaves prominent. Cool and warm color also enhances that effect and leads the eye to the focus area. The linear reflections of a tree move you vertically. The ripple effect guides the eye to the leaves and around the painting—great gentle movement through this composition.
Title: Abstract 1
20 x 16 inches
Juror Comments: The variety of shapes in “Abstract 1” are interesting and well placed. Light touches of green balance well with the other strong secondary colors. There is an abundance of texture with the necessary, quiet orange shapes to keep the composition working.
Title: Autumn’s Soft Warm Light
16 x 20 inches
Juror Comments: A very easy, simple composition completes the mood. Without too much fuss, the artist has made a statement of gentleness on a hillside. It is a nice application of watercolor with a skillful wash in the 'sky' area. Other watercolor techniques add to the warm autumn feeling.
Title: Golden Field
22 x 29 inches
Juror Comments: This painting says much without a lot of frills. The calm, country scene is composed with a variety of basic abstract shapes. It makes its statement and moves us through the painting connecting the shapes with over-lapping. Interestingly, the artist guides us into the landscape with a vignette on the left side of the work but anchoring the other three sides.
Title: Three for the Money
19 x 34 inches
Juror Comments: Mainly a hard-edged painting, one wonders what the 3 three figures are looking at. The title hints at it. Each one has a quizzical expression on their faces. The colors and shapes are interesting. This is a nice change of subject matter and offers the viewer something to think about.