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2022 Beauty of California

Beauty of California | CWA Member Show

California Watercolor Association Member Show Now Open!

Sponsored by the Delta Gallery Community Art Center in Brentwood

April 7 – July 1, 2022

To purchase a painting, please email us at shows@californiawatercolor.org, or if you’re in person, let the gallery staff know.

Delta Gallery Community Art Center, Brentwood

The Beauty of California Member Show is now open!  You can see these works in person at the Delta Gallery Community Art Center, located at 2485 Sand Creek Rd, Suite 128, Brentwood CA 94513 in The Streets of Brentwood Shopping Center.   

 


First, the winners:

Lei  Jin, Sunset at Berkeley Marina, 1st Place

1st Place

Lei Jin Sunset at Berkeley Marina 

12 x 16 inches 

$1200

Juror Comments: I couldn’t stop looking at this painting—beautiful use of watercolor to capture the light on the body of water and the depth of the distant cityscape. Given water is one of the most challenging objects to paint in watercolor, the way the spray of waves and the light on their peaks was executed set this painting apart from others. The delicate sky wash with the addition of yellow creating a soft green as it blended with the blue is gorgeous.

 


 

Leslie Wilson, Still Life, 2nd Place

2nd Place 

Leslie Wilson Still Life 

11 x 15 inches 

$1200 

Juror Comments:  This painting was simply fun to look at. The execution of the impressionistic, free, loose technique makes the painting extremely interesting. It is an original approach to a still life. The composition is well thought out—the choices of where to lay the paint shows a level of enviable expertise and practice. 

 


 

Rekha Joshi, Beautiful Road towards The Home, 3rd Place

3rd Place 

Rekha Joshi Beautiful Road towards The Home 

18 x 12 inches 

$650 

Juror Comments: This painting reminds me of a Diebenkorn or Thiebaud using puzzled/severed forms for everyday objects. The steep perspective is unique and creative. The range of colors draws in the viewer. I see it as a two-dimensional object, but the sides appear to be folded with the definite vertical lines and darker hues in the side panels. It can be difficult to create value with concrete shapes, but this technique is well-done.

 


 

Georganne Zaro-Eddy, California Coast  XI, Honorable Mention

Honorable Mention

Georganne Zaro-Eddy California Coast XI 

18 x 24 inches

$900 

Juror Comments: This is a very original technique. The paint has a feel of thick application giving it a solid sense of motion. The color choices give an overall pleasing sensation. The artist’s control of the paint shows confident, expert handling. The painting keeps the viewer looking at it for more detail.

 


 

Linda Curtis, Regrowth, Honorable Mention

Honorable Mention

Linda Curtis Regrowth 

30 x 24 inches 

$450 

Juror Comments: This painting has an exquisite quality with light. The color intensity suggests distance. They move the viewer from the intense foreground to the middle to the background. The painting has a subtle variation in areas with a narrow range of colors with varying tones, values, and temperature. 

 


 


Ronald Bean, Lovers Point, Honorable Mention

Honorable Mention

Ronald Bean Lovers Point 

11 x 14 inches 

$800 

Juror Comments: The tonal range creates a warm, seemingly heated atmosphere. The sharp shadows create dramatic contrasts. Good value contrast! My eye keeps moving around the landscape of buildings, sand, and water. The execution of the background and use of purple proves complementary colors really work to make a painting pop.

 


  

Judy Rowe, Pleinair in the Park, Honorable Mention 

Honorable Mention 

Judy Rowe Pleinair in the Park 

14 x 11 inches 

$900 

Juror Comments: If this painting were only done in pencil, it would be an excellent piece of artwork. The application of the watercolor in an impressionistic style show a mastery of the watercolor medium. This work is a high-key painting with intricate detail and an illusion of space with the contrast of light and dark. It is simply a well-executed two-dimension perspective drawing. Even the smallest object has well-executed detail.

 


 

Ronald Bean, Western Avenue Oak

 

Ronald Bean Western Avenue Oak 

20 x 28 inches 

$500 

 

Kathie Boissiere, Snow Glow

 

Kathie Boissiere Snow Glow  

21 x 14 inches  

$500

 

Sasha Boyko, Culdesac

 

Sasha Boyko Culdesac  

10 x 14 inches  

$200

 

Susan Butler-Graham, Fall Sycamore

 

Susan Butler-Graham Fall Sycamore  

11 x 15 inches  

$295

 

Margaret Fago, Merganser Pair

 

Margaret Fago Merganser Pair  

16 x 20 inches  

$750  

 

 

Michael Friedland Pastoral Verticals  

11 x 14 inches  

$650 

 


 

Michael Friedland Central Valley Green Pastures  

11 x 14 inches  

$650 

 

 Sandy Gangwer California Wine Harvest  

14 x 20 inches  

$350 

 

Sandy Gangwer, Vineyard Autumn Colors

Sandy Gangwer Vineyard Autumn Colors  

14 x 20 inches 

$350 

 

Marina Goldberg, California Venice

 

Marina Goldberg California Venice  

15 x 11 inches  

$750

 

Marina Goldberg, LansEnd San Francisco

 

Marina Goldberg LansEnd San Francisco  

15 x 11 inches  

$750

 

Ayris Hatton , Black Moutain Reflections West Marin


Ayris Hatton Black Moutain Reflections West Marin  

12 x 21 inches  

$1100 

 

 

Ayris Hatton , The Making of Soil  Sierra Butte 

Ayris Hatton The Making of Soil Sierra Butte  

17 x 20 inches  

$850 

 

Theodore Heublein, Golden Gate

 

Theodore Heublein Golden Gate  

20 x 16 inches  

$1100

 

Gregory Holzhauer, Old Beauty


Gregory Holzhauer Old Beauty  

11 x 14 inches  

$550 

 

Gregory Holzhauer, Ramen Noodles


Gregory Holzhauer Ramen Noodles  

11 x 14 inches  

$550 

 

Gregory Holzhauer, San Gregorio Beach


Gregory Holzhauer San Gregorio Beach  

11 x 14 inches  

$550

  

 

Bruce K. Hopkins View from Mount Tam 

19 x 27 inches 

$1200 
 

 

Bruce K.Hopkins Mount Tam Rests 

19 x 28 inches
 
$1200 


John Hopper, Barn On Road To Bodega

 

John Hopper Barn On Road To Bodega  

22 x 17 inches  

$1200

 

Iretta Hunter, Rock Fault

 

Iretta Hunter Rock Fault  

14 x 14 inches  

$550 

 


 

Lucinda Johnson San Gregorio Barrier Beach and Estuary  

10 x 14 inches  

$575

 

Kim Kearns, Dappled


 Kim Kearns Dappled  

15 x 22 inches  

$650

 

Kim Kearns, Ms Ginny

 

Kim Kearns Ms Ginny  

14 x 11 inches  

$550

 

Kim Kearns, Spring has Sprung

 

Kim Kearns Spring has Sprung  

11 x 14 inches  

$500

 

Molley Klier, Thirtyone

 

Molley Klier Thirtyone  

20 x 16 inches  

$1000 

 

Sue Matthews, Sierra Thaw

 

 Sue Matthews Sierra Thaw  

14 x 20 inches  

$450

 

Craig Moline, Mendocino Cliffs

 

Craig Moline Mendocino Cliffs - SOLD

13 x 17 inches  

$500

 

Craig Moline, Truckee River

 

Craig Moline Truckee River - SOLD

16 x 13 inches  

$500

 

Lily Nan, Sunrise

 

Lily Nan Sunrise  

21 x 29 inches  

$1200

 

Yvonne Newhouse, Passing Storm

 

Yvonne Newhouse Passing Storm  

24 x 18 inches  

$600

 

 

C Normart Sunset Sail Santa Cruz
 
19 x 26 inches

$1925 

 

 

C Normart Eastside Farm  
 
19 x 26 inches 

$1935 

 

 

Edward Reus Plum Blossoms 

12 x 18 inches  

$450

 

Nancy Roberts, Oakley Orchard in Bloom


Nancy Roberts Oakley Orchard in Bloom 

12 x 16 inches 

$650

 

Nancy Roberts, Spring Orchard

 

Nancy Roberts Spring Orchard  

12 x 16 inches  

$650

 

 

Judy Rowe Cable Man  

14 x 11 inch  

$900 

 

Jane Sneed, Eucalyptus Duet


Jane Sneed Eucalyptus Duet  

10 x 14 inches  

$450

 

Allison Spreadborough, Albion Coast

 

Allison Spreadborough Albion Coast  

14 x 10 inches  

$300

 

Allison Spreadborough, Sierra Buttes Afternoon

 

Allison Spreadborough Sierra Buttes Afternoon  

14 x 10 inches  

$300

 

Christine Stavem, Matilija Mornings


Christine Stavem Matilija Mornings  

12 x 18 inches  

$600 

 

 

Bernie Stein At Stinson Beach  

10 x 14 inches  

$2000

 

Kathleen Stumpfel, CafeGrille

 

Kathleen Stumpfel CafeGrille  

14 x 21 inches  

$800

 

Kathleen Stumpfel, Cali


Kathleen Stumpfel Cali  

11 x 15 inches  

$700

 

Kirsten Theurer, Red Flowers in the Window

 

Kirsten Theurer Red Flowers in the Window 

14 x 11 inches 

$800

 

Joseph Tringali, Perfect Day Lake Tanya


Joseph Tringali Perfect Day Lake Tanya 

13 x 19 inches 

$400

 

Salvador Valencia, San Francisco Skyline

 

Salvador Valencia San Francisco Skyline 

15 x 22 inches 

$1200


Lorraine Wells, Fog Lifting on Marsh

 

Lorraine Wells Fog Lifting on Marsh 

14 x 20 inches 

$475

 

Rae Ann Williams, Hanging Gardens

 

Rae Ann Williams Hanging Gardens 

15 x 22 inches 

$850

 

Leslie Wilson, Fly Fisherman

 

Leslie Wilson Fly Fisherman 

11 x 15 inches 

$1200 

 

Leslie Wilson, Los Osos Beach

 

Leslie Wilson Los Osos Beach 

11 x 22 inches 

$1200 

 


Georganne Zaro-Eddy California Coast VII 

18 x 24 inches

$900

 


Georganne Zaro-Eddy California Coast XIi  - SOLD

18 x 24 inches

$900