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2021 Autumn Color

2021 Autumn Color Show - Awards

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 shows@californiawatercolor.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:

1st Place 

Title: Transition
Pat Moseuk 

27 x 27 inches
$1150

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.

 


 



2nd Place 

Title: Autumn at Fishhook Creek
Sue Johnston 

 15 x 19 inches
$1200 

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.

 


 

3rd Place 

Title: Reflection
Helen Jones 

 26 x 20 inches
$500 

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.

 


 

Honorable Mention

Title: Abstract 1
David Broad 

 20 x 16 inches
$800

 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.

 


 

Honorable Mention

Title: Autumn’s Soft Warm Light
Michael Friedland 

 16 x 20 inches
$700

 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.

 


 

Honorable Mention

Title: Golden Field
Kathleen Stumpfel 

22 x 29 inches
$400

 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.

 


 

Honorable Mention

Title: Three for the Money
Maggie Metcalf 

 19 x 34 inches
$750

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.

 




East Fifth
Ronald Bean
East Fifth, 10 x 14
$500

Fever Dreams
Teresa Beyer
Fever Dreams, 12 x 12
$300
 

Music Concourse G.G. Park
Andy Forrest
Music Concourse G.G. Park, 11 x 14
$400

Golden Gate Heights Vista
Andy Forrest
Golden Gate Heights Vista, 11 x 14
$400
 

october sweater weather
Michael Friedland, CWA
october sweater weather, 12 x 12
$700

Flow of the Little Colorado
Juanita Hagberg
Flow of the Little Colorado, 19 x 25
$1100
 

Pumpkin Field Scarecrow
John Hopper
Pumpkin Field Scarecrow, 22 x 17
$1100

Lake Flour Mill Montana
John Hopper
Lake Flour Mill Montana, 17 x 22
$1200
 

Dixie Fire 2021
Carol Irwin
Dixie Fire 2021, 19 x 25
$1800

4.99 a bunch
Glen Jarvis
4.99 a bunch , 16 x 12
$300

The lee side
Glen Jarvis
The lee side, 16 x 12
$300

The Whisper of Wind
Lei Jin
The Whisper of Wind, 12 x 16
$1800
 

Aquatic Park Berkeley
Lei Jin
Aquatic Park Berkeley, 12 x 16
$1800

Sand Hill Serenity
Susan Jochheim
Sand Hill Serenity, 15 x 22
$500

Silver Creek Solitude 2
Sue Johnston, MCWA
Silver Creek Solitude 2, 11 x 15
$1200

Autumn Reflection
Helen Jones
Autumn Reflection, 14 x 20
$500

Falluscious
Jenny Kennedy
Falluscious, 12 x 16
$800

Sunset Ripple Effects
Shirley Kleppe
Sunset Ripple Effects, 11 x 16
$2000

Tomales Bay Edge
Eileen Libby
Tomales Bay Edge, 14 x 20
$850

Fall Colors
Lisbeth MacDonald
Fall Colors, 14 x 16
$725

Rocks at Point Lobos
Carolyn McGovern
Rocks at Point Lobos, 11 x 17
$300

Autumn in New York
Kate Peper
Autumn in New York, 15 x 11
$500


Sedona Arizona
Loretta Schrantz
Sedona Arizona, 11 x 14
$350

Pigeon Point Lighthouse
Martha Slavin
Pigeon Point Lighthouse, 15 x 11
$150

Trip Dreaming
Martha Slavin
Trip Dreaming, 15 x 11
$150

Wildcat Creek Trail
Jane Sneed
Wildcat Creek Trail, 12 x 15
$450

Crimson Crush
Christine Stavem
Crimson Crush, 16 x 12
$800

Early Autumn
Kathleen stumpfel
Early Autumn, 10 x 14
$400

Rest Stop
Mary Tichenor
Rest Stop, 14 x 10
$275

Magical Sunset
Mary Tichenor
Magical Sunset, 13 x 21
$350

Leaf Litter
Joseph Tringali
Leaf Litter, 13 x 20
$500

Short Days
Joseph Tringali
Short Days, 9 x 13
$350

The Opposite of What You Think
Rae Ann Williams
The Opposite of What You Think, 15 x 11
$550

Jameson
Rae Ann Williams
Jameson, 15 x 11
$500