Robin St.Louis Blue Ribbon Winner !


Robin St. Louis’s painting, “Marketing Majors” was awarded the First Prize in this year’s Watercolor West exhibition.  The prize was $2000. The show is beautiful and it is at the City of Brea Art Gallery until December 13.  More information is at She attached a photo taken at the reception with the winning painting . Congratulations, Robin!


Robin St. Louis, “Marketing Majors”


“Age of Innocence”
Fealing Lin

Award-winning watercolorist, Fealing Lin of San Marino, California, will be our demonstrating artist for November.

With a fluidity of colors, Ms. Lin combines impressionistic strokes and semi-abstract techniques to elicit life and movement in her portrait and landscape watercolors.  Her paintings adorn the paper with both harmony and emotion.

“My passion for watercolor,” says Ms. Lin, “comes from the opportunity it gives me to be totally spontaneous in the pursuit of traditional watercolor transparency which is the “glow” from the white paper that emerges through the paint once a fusion occurs from the application of wet onto wet.

She is a teacher, demonstrator, judge, and active exhibitor.

Fealing is a signature member of National Watercolor Society, Transparent Watercolor Society of America, Watercolor West, San Diego Watercolor Society and the Missouri Watercolor Society.  Her works have been  juried in many national exhibitions including NWS, WW, TWSA (Transparent Watercolor Society of America), Brand National, Audubon Artist, San Diego Watercolor International and many  others.  She has won numerous awards.

Fealing’s works also appear in many magazines and books, including Watercolor Magic, Artist Sketch Magazine, International Artist Magazine, Best Watercolor, and Splash (9, 10, 11,12 & 14).  She is one of the 15 artists who have contributed to the new book Watercolor Secrets by North Light Books (2009).


A Message from Head Mouse, Del Lunde

Del Lunde “en plein air”

Some Guidelines For Plein Air Painters

“Some of the oft asked questions by newer painters in the group concern “when do we start?” What materials do I bring?

In other words, they want to be prepared for a new experience. Some come early 8:30 or before to capture the lighting conditions, but most come later. Usually artists will do their drawing, take photos, and do the majority of their art work right there. That’s what outdoor painting is all about. You will want to have a chair, hat to protect from too much sun; look to see what others bring. Read the rest of this entry »

2014 – 2015 Season, Time to Renew Your Membership


As you know, all memberships expire on June 30, 2014 (except for those who have recently joined or renewed). In the past, the membership dues had to be paid by October 1 to remain current. This is also true for this year. If the dues and completed membership form are not received by December 31, you will be unable to enter the 2015 Annual Show. Also, only current members’ names and addresses will be printed in the directory. So, to avoid any late fees and/or miss out on any of the activities for the 2014 – 2015 year, please re-new early.

Membership forms can be downloaded from the web site (, under “Join/Renew.” If you want one mailed to you, please contact the membership chair at any-time or call 760.340.6408. Important note: memberships are complete only when the dues are paid AND a member-ship form is filled out and returned. For those paying on line via Pay Pal must also download, fill out and mail the membership form. Both are necessary to remain current. Any questions? Please e-mail and/or call:, 760.340.6408.


Janis Clarke, Membership Chair

[PDF]CVWS Membership Join/Renewal Form