Monthly Meetings

Upcoming Meetings:

Demonstrator:  Carol Liz Fynn
Wednesday, November 13, 2019

7:00pm - 8:30pm (*artist salon begins at 6:30pm)
Maryland Hall Room 308
801 Chase Street, Annapolis, MD, 21401

Carol Liz Fynn, Dogwood Flowers

 A thirty-five-year veteran teacher of creative writing, AP English, and psychology, Carol Liz Fynn has a Bachelor’s Degree from Wittenberg University and a Master’s Degree from Kent State University. 

A painter for twenty-five years, she honed her art skills under instruction from Bill Whitset, founder of the Cleveland Art Institute.  She has been juried into numerous shows including the Ohio Watercolor Society and the Watercolor Society of North Carolina.

Above all else, Carol Liz is a master teacher who loves developing talent and skills in others.  She teaches at six venues in the North Carolina research triangle area as well as some national and European locations.  She is known for clarity of direct instruction, professional skills in the medium, explicit demonstration of techniques, and encouraging humor.   She is also a demonstrator/lecturer, who (according to her mother) should learn to contain her unladylike sense of humor. 

Apparently, that’s not going to happen.

Carol Liz Fynn - Lighthouse

*Bring a painting, either a work in progress or recently completed, for our pre-meeting salon!  More information about the salon can be found on the Pre-Meeting Art Salon page.

Past Demonstrators:

Carolyn Councell
Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Carolyn  Councell is an award-winning artist who graduated from MICA and has studied with many well known artists.  She has been represented in many Mid-Atlantic galleries and is an AWC member as well as a member of other Maryland art groups. Her primary work is with watercolor, capturing the spirit of her subject, with controlled to free flowing strokes, often combining both to create lively expressions.   Carolyn's subjects are many, including: people, landscapes, seascapes and florals.


Carolyn Councell


Ruth Bailey: Imaginative Color Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Ruth Bailey, "Capital Dome"

“Color gets all the credit, but value does all the work.” I don’t know who said this first, but when my art teacher gave an exercise based on this quote and taught me about imaginative color, I was hooked. Well, not immediately.  Doing that first exercise, I hated the painting. The house I was doing looked too much like a fairy castle and not enough like a house people would live in - until I got the values right. Then the whole thing popped into place and I liked it again. Since then, imaginative color has been a recurring theme in my paintings. Knowing that if I get the values right, I can use any colors I want has freed me to use color expressively. - Ruth Bailey

Ruth Bailey, "Autumn in the Mountains"

Ruth likes using the fluid and unpredictable nature of watercolor as she plays with color in her depictions of the world around her. She enjoys painting plants, marine subjects, autumn landscapes, and scenes from her travels. Having studied at the Torpedo Factory Art Center in Alexandria, VA, and Maryland Hall, she now shares her skills by teaching others to enjoy this medium. Ruth is also one of our members.

Ruth Bailey, "Mist in the Mountains"

Alternative Technique for Protecting Watercolors

More and more watercolor artists are forgoing traditional glass frames in favor of varnishing their paintings. There are several advantages to this method including less framing cost, less weight, less chance for breakage and as one Easton Plein Air artist told me, collectors perceive that the watercolor is worth more since it looks like an oil painting. We were hoping to have a demo on this technique and how to use other alternative painting surfaces by artist Kathy Tuck from Pennsylvania but she was unable to travel to one of our meetings. She generously sent me two documents with loads of information on the subject: Varnishing a Watercolor on Watercolor Paper and AlternativeWatercolor surfaces. Click on either of these links for a pdf document that you can print or download for reference.

Past Demonstrators

2018 - 2019
June -- Ray Goodrow
May -- Ray Ewing
March -- Catherine Dolch
February --Gloria Fischer
January … Maggie Cao
December … Holiday Party
November … Annette Uroskie
October …  Alex Tolstoy
September … Thomas Bucci


June … Ronaldo Dorado
May … Sue Corrigan-Yo
March ... Stacey Sass
February ... Joan Bevelaqua
January ... Rob Wood
December 13 ... Holiday Party
November 8 ... April Rimpo
October 11... Linda Luke
September 13.... Joanna Barnum


June ...Ken Karlic
May... Diane Gibson
April ....Spring Fling with Chris O’Neil
March ... Pam Wenger
February ....Anne Hathaway Chamberlain
January ....Stacy Lund Levy
December ....Holiday Party
November .... Nancy VanMeter
October .... April Rimpo
September ....Christine O'Neill