By Donna Martin, President
|"Paula" by Donna Martin|
Kachemak Bay Watercolor Society earned this nickname early on when a few determined artists started the watercolor society with no money, no grants, and lots of determination and enthusiasm. Our self-funded, not-for-profit group has continued through some terrible setbacks, such as the loss of our dear founder and mentor, Paula Dickey. I’d like to thank all the people who have stepped up to help continue the Society after this devastating loss.
|"Embers" by Char Jump|
could be made from such an ugly thing, but Char Jump did just that with her stunning necklace, “Embers.”
Michael Murray did a colorful piece called “Fireweed” using charcoal for the darks.
|"Pears" by Andy Sonneborn|
Andy Sonneborn submitted a lovely charcoal drawing of pears on a gold-toned background.
|"Out of Ashes" by Eva Stovall|
Eva Stovall did a powerful piece, “Out of Ashes,”depicting fireweed and green growth springing up from the destruction.
|"Balanced Rock" by Donna Martin|
|"Garden Memories" by Donna Martin|
Donna Martin, did two watercolors from her childhood recollection of growing up near the Garden of the Gods in Colorado, “Balanced Rock” and “Garden Memories.” She used charcoal for the burned trees as well as pieces of burned wood glued onto the paper.
by Mary Bee Kaufman
Mary Bee Kaufman submitted a beautiful wall hanging called “Transformative Balance.” She states, “Fire challenges the balance of nature, a balance that hangs tenuously on relationships between the earth and man, the sway of seasons and the weight of time. As a transformative force, from fire destruction begets regeneration and adaptation. As fire scorches the earth, it forces a new sense of equilibrium. It is in the struggle for balance that this piece finds its base.”
Thanks to everyone who participated. We are looking forward to a creative future. Happy painting!