Yesterday's watercolor society met at the Evergreen Retirement Center, the place where our current fall show is hanging. I came in early to meet the guest artist and spent some time setting up the chairs for the meeting. We had our meeting in the large auditorium at Evergreen and the guest wanted a more intimate setting so everyone could see her smaller works as she demoed her technique and style. We had about 40 members present, I think, and Evergreen supplied sandwiches and cookies for lunch after the meeting.
Our guest artist and speaker, Helen Habenstroh, specializes in architectural drawings and does commissions of houses as well as working toward a looser style in her watercolor journal. She was a vivacious 82-year-old with plenty of stories to have us laughing as she demonstrated a small painting of Krohn Conservatory for us. She displayed many works, including a book she had published, some field sketches, and detailed pen and ink drawings (which is her specialty). A very talented and entertaining lady!
And what does the title of this post mean?
Well, here are some photos from the room - which was decorated for Halloween and just happened to be a theme of crows and skeletons and bats!
Not great photos, but you can bet I'll be using them for future crow painting references!