Members 1 Night Show.

The October program meeting of the Central Coast Watercolor Society will take place on Tuesday, October 27, 2015, in the Wesley Room of the San Luis Obispo United Methodist Church (1515 Fredericks St, SLO).  Social time (6:30 pm) will be followed by a demonstration/presentation by California artist Don Archer (7 pm).

Don Archer grew up in Southern California during the 1940s and 50s.  At that time, it was an area of many orchards, dairy farms and rich agricultural fields.   The light and space of California, the monumentality of its landscape, left an indelible mark on his work.  

He considers the process and evolution of a painting the most important aspect, and rather than covering up revisions, he embraces their mysterious presence.  Process, composition, and feeling are the true subject matter of his paintings. Design, color, and form convey emotions and ideas that go beyond appearance.  Because of the power of their conception, Archer's paintings vibrate with a bold presence that is unforgettable.

In addition to numerous solo and group exhibitions in public museums and commercial galleries, Archer participates in selected fine art festivals along the west coast.   He is a member emeritus of The Oak Group, 26 plein-air painters committed to recording and preserving the natural beauty of California.  

His work is included in collections, both public and private, throughout the United States and abroad.   Archer’s paintings have been featured in American Artist magazine; Southwest Artist magazine; and six books. 

For more information, contact Linda Hendler, CCWS Vice President in charge of programs, at 805-773-4924 or

​​The next meeting will be on Tuesday, October 27, 2015 at The United Methodist Church in San Luis Obispo at 6:30 pm. Address is 1515 Fredericks St., San Luis Obispo, CA 93405. For more information see below.


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Brian Reed reviews his approach to painting this abstract.

The CCWS JULY "1 Night Members Show" combined with a PotLuck dinner was a large success. 

CCWS MEMBERS enjoyed the PotLuck Dishes 

Paintings by Don Archer