Vol. 2 - #5 Thanksgiving 2016
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Stan Kurth, NWS

Loner #7
27 X 21 inches
Watercolor, Acrylic and Gesso on Paper

Greetings  <<First Name>>,

I'm wishing you and yours a Happy Thanksgiving, Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays now because I won't be sending another newsletter until after the first of the year. So, cheers!

The painting above, Loner #7, landed me the Award of Distinction in the Fall Arizona Watercolor Exhibition at the Scottsdale Artists School judged by Robert Burridge.

Robert Burridge and self at AWA Awards Presentation
I had a wonderful time teaching the workshop in Grand Rapids, Michigan in mid October. The artists were super, and I can't thank Dana Bradt of  Inspirations of Art Studio enough for hosting the workshop and showing me a great time in Grand Rapids. And also many thanks to Virginia Withey for taking my workshop here in Arizona and spreading the word in Michigan. Here are some images from the Grand Rapids workshop.
In early November I taught a workshop at WHAM in Surprise, Arizona. Much thanks to Judith Visker for asking me to teach at this super studio and art center. Here are some images from the WHAM workshop.

Recent Work

Windowpane # 5 started as a demo for a recent workshop at WHAM in Surprise, Arizona and continued in the studio. Loner #10 is a painting from a few years back which I recently modified quite a bit. When a painting hangs around in my studio too long it becomes subject to alteration. That's how I am. I do that. I consider nothing I do as finished until it's sold. It seems my process is a continuum of images in flux, each one subject to my continuing review and, sometimes altered. It's my prerogative! But I'm always good with separation, unlike those who become so attached to their work they have a very hard time parting with it. So consider any image you see of mine which has not been purchased as potentially evolving.
Windowpane #5
14 X 14 inches
Watercolor, Acrylic and Gesso on Paper
Loner #10
36 X 36 inches
Mixed Media on Canvas

Solo Exhibition

I am having a solo exhibit at the main library at Peoria City Hall from Dec 6, 2016 to January 12, 2017. There will be a reception at the Library, December 10th from 2 to 4pm. Y'all come!


36th Annual San Diego Watercolor Society International Exhibition

President of National Watercolor Society, Ken Goldman and self discussing politics.
NO!!!! Are you kidding me!? We were talking art, of course.
Daughters Briana and Candice in front of my painting.

Driven to Abstraction

For those of you in the Valley of the Sun I highly suggest seeing the current exhibit, "Driven to Abstraction", at Holland Gallery. It will only be up through the 26th of November. It's well worth the time to get out there and see the work of these two inspiring artists, Pat Cline and Marty Gibson. Perfect side trip if you're doing the "Hidden in the Hills" studio tours. It's an awesome show!
Pat Cain
Marty Gibson

Freedom in Watermedia

This workshop is designed to help students paint in an intuitive manner starting with no preconceived notion or outcome. There will be no preliminary planning or drawing. Emotions and feelings will dictate direction as students use a variety of techniques to implement color, texture, line, shape and value. Instruction will start with arbitrary mark making and color application, working transparent to opaque building layers using a variety of mark making tools, watercolor, acrylic and gesso. The intuitive process relies on "seeing" so there will be regular evaluation of work in progress and the relationships between shape, texture, line, color and value. It is entirely possible finished work may be representational, but the goal is work that is aesthetically pleasing, unique and reflective of the artist's mind. 

Workshop Calendar

Gold Coast Watercolor Society
- January 17-19, 2017
1350 East Sunrise Boulevard, Suite 113
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304,
Phone: (954) 560-8665
Registration & Information

AWA March Meeting Presentation/Demo - March 9, 2017
Arizona Artists Guild Building, 18411 N. 7th Ave.,  Phoenix AZ 
7:00 PM to 9:00PM

Arizona Watercolor Association - March 11, 2017
Arizona Artists Guild Building, 18411 N. 7th Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 
9:00 AM to 4:00PM
Registration & Information

If you're interested and would like more details or want to register you can click on the respective "Registration and Information" link below each listing.

The two links below are to posts published by students who have taken my workshop and written about the experience in their blogs.
An artist whose work I admire:
Krista Harris

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