Central Virginia Watercolor Guild — Eloise Giles’ Legacy Lives On

A reminder that Central Virginia Watercolor Guild is found online at www.CVWG.art.

The painting at the top of this post is by artist Eloise Giles, a past member of our Guild who influenced art throughout central Virginia. The Art Guild of Greene is hosting a show of Eloise’s work with donations to benefit Greene County Schools. You can view this painting by Eloise, better, on our website.

Eloise Giles Paintings are Being Offered by Art Guild of Greene with Donations to Benefit Greene County Schools

Eloise Giles’ family has graciously donated several of her paintings to the Art Guild of Greene County. The Guild is planning a showing of Eloise’s art from May 4 to 14 at “The Barn” behind the Greene County Visitor Center, located at 9157 Seminole Trail in Ruckersville, VA 22968 (phone 434-985-6663). Eloise’s paintings will be offered for donations to benefit Greene County Schools.

April Program with Toni Bragg

More than 30 CVWG members and guests attended our April meeting and enjoyed the discussions and watercolor demonstration of Warrenton artist Toni Bragg. Toni repeated what seems to be her personal mantra, “Teaching is a great way to learn!”. Toni creates her art somewhat different from other artists:

  • Her preferred paper is a 300 lb hot press;
  • She loves texture and seeks out ways to get more of it in her paintings;
  • She often paints small areas at a time and calls her approach “fractured”;
  • Toni does not use a reference photo;
  • Toni praised the work of artist Steven Quiller on his approach to color theory;
  • Toni promises to share her color palette with our Guild and we’ll publish it then.

Another of Toni’s sayings, “Order out of chaos”. Thanks, again, to Toni for her program! Some photos of Toni’s art and our program are below.

CVWG Exhibition at The Center in May and June

CVWG’s only planned 2023 exhibition “In The Garden” will be hung at The Center at Belvedere throughout May and June. A reminder for all enrolled artists that drop off is on May 1st 9:30-11:00 AM. CVWG’s leader for this exhibition is Donna Koutrakos.

A Look Ahead at Member Meeting on May 22– A Reception for CVWG’s Exhibition at The Center

A reminder that our member meeting in May will be a reception for our CVWG Exhibition. We meet at our regular time at 12:30 PM on Monday, May 22 at the Center at Belvedere in Charlottesville. As usual, we will hold a brief business meeting followed by a walk around enjoying the art of our fellow Guild members.

Member News

Member artist Peg Sheridan sent us great news:

I have just received notice that I have been awarded signature status with the Baltimore Watercolor Society mid-Atlantic chapter. This means I have met their standards for excellency in watercolor, can participate in shows for only signature members, and can sign my paintings “Peg Sheridan, BWS” in addition to my VWS status.

Be certain to congratulate Peg when you see her next!

Member artist Chee Ricketts is being featured in a solo exhibition of her paintings at Westminster Canterbury in the Pantops area of Charlottesville from May 1 to 31. If you are over in the eastern side of town, stop by to view her works.

We’d Love to Hear From You!

Drop our CVWG Webmaster an email to let everyone know what you are doing and how your artistic journey is progressing.

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