Friday 22 April 2016

Luminosity 2016 Art Show and Sale

Visit our "Luminosity 2016" Show that will take place from May 11-15 at the Unionville McKay Art Centre. You will find lovely original paintings by local artists, unique art related items from prints to cards. Great chance to get something special for someone or to brighten up your home. Free admission.

Saturday 23 January 2016

Impressions 2016 Open Art Show and Sale - February 1 to March 1

Come visit us at the Richmond Hill for the Performing Arts and enjoy some of the most original paintings by local artists from the Bayview Watercolour Society. Cheer away the winter blues with some colour and creativity and decorate your home or your friends with something unique!

Wednesday 9 September 2015

Merv Richardson demonstrated how to leave mysteries in his paintings

Our September meeting kicked off with Merv Richardson showing us how he painted that touch of mysteries in his watercolour paintings. He did two paintings.

He spent a few minutes wetting his paper back and front a couple of times before laying it on a wet towel covered board. Then he waited until the sheen was gone before he started tackling the paper with his paint loaded brush.

How to make sure the brush does not have too much water to create blossoms? He gave us a tip : when you can see streaks of paint made by your brush on the palette, that would be a sign that the balance of paint and water is right.  He built up layers as he went along, adding values according to his sketches.
Patiently wetting his paper

Adding colour to a soaked surface

First layer

Final touches

In his second painting, he mixed naples yellow with transparent watercolour.

Friday 14 August 2015

Nora MacPhail's demo August 11

We picked up a lot of information from Nora MacPhail 's demo last week at our regular meeting. Apart from her demo on watercolour flowers, she shared with us many tips of her painting experience as a self taught artist: from using an eye shadow box converted into a handy palette that she can carry around doing life drawing, to how she sells on line and uses handy boards for setting up painting still life. She follows a few daily painters: Carol Marine, Karin Jurick, Lisa Daria and recommended we try for figure life drawing references. She even did a quick briefing on figure sketching before rounding off an information filled evening. 


Tuesday 16 June 2015

Summer to Fall Schedule


July 14 - Shirley Scoble - Doodles tangles and Mandalas to inspire your art.

 Aug. 11 - Nora MacPhail - Watercolour / floral  & still life

 Sept. 8  - Merv Richardson - Watercolour / wet on wet
October 13 - Diana Bick - Acrylic/ Non objective
Nov. 11 - Hi Sook Parker - Watercolour
Dec. 8 - Wilf McOstrich - Watercolour, the "moose" fun you can have with a paint brush


Venue: Rouge Woods Community Centre

110 Shirley Drive, Richmond Hill (Leslie and N of Major Mackenzie)

Registration: 6:45pm

Demonstration starts at 7pm






Saturday 13 June 2015

Award presentation - Happy moment!


Thanks Anthony for taking these nice photos for us!

Marion Dell'Agnese -Best in Show & Best Floral
Stella Dai (right) - Best Watercolour
Betty Wong  - Best Mixed Media

Steven Wolk - Best Acrylic
Petra Burgmann - Honourable Mention

Anthony Saldutto - Best Landscape and People's Choice Award

Jeannine MacLaren - Honourable Mention


Tuesday 26 May 2015

People's Choice Award winner

Anthony Saldutto's "Boyd Park" got the most votes from visitors to the Luminosity 2015 Show held last week. Congratulations again, Anthony!

Monday 25 May 2015

All smile for our Award winners!

From left: Anthony Saldutto (Best Landscape), Betty Wong (Best in Mixed Media), Petra Burgmann (Honourable Mention), Jeannine MacLaren (Honourable Mention), Marion Dell’Agnese (Best in Show & Best Floral), Steven Wolk (Best in Acrylic), Stella Dai (Best in Watercolour).


Thursday 21 May 2015

Luminosity 2015 Juried Show now on!

Congratulations Award winners!

Best in Show – Ken MacFarlane Award:
 “Fancy Fuchsia” by Marion Dell’Agese
Best in Watercolour – Joanne Baker Award:

“University Avenue, Toronto” by Stella Dai
Best in Acrylic – Phyllis Forrest Award:

“Iris Creams” by Steven Wolk

Best in Mixed Media:      

“Living Water 2” by Betty Wong

Best Landscape:      

“Shipwreck” by Anthony Saldutto

 Best Floral:

“Yellow Iris” by Marion Dell’Agnese


Honourable Mentions  

“Going Sailing” by Petra Burgmann
“Courtyard in France” by Jeannine MacLaren



Friday 8 May 2015

Thank you, Sponsors!

We are very excited to receive support from the following sponsors in awarding winners of our "Luminosity 2015 Juried Show" coming up in 2 weeks!

York Region Arts Council  For 4 one-year memberships! Members will enjoy a lot of art related news, discounted activities, as well as the opportunity to show their work in the YRAC Artist Market place!

DeSerres  For a lovely watercolour gift package!
Curry's Artists' Materials For a gift coupon!
Art Supplies and Framing Discount Store For a gift coupon!

Wednesday 29 April 2015

Luminosity 2015 Juried Show

You are invited to drop by our show to view some of the most original and fabulous paintings to be exhibited. It will be the week after Victoria Day weekend.  Get your friends and family out to see it!