"Summer Time" by Jerry Smith

The Social Time will start at 6:30 pm with the main program and presentation to start about  7:00 pm.

"Central Coast" by Jerry Smith

The Central Coast Watercolor Society (CCWS) was founded in 1976 for the purpose of furthering interest and appreciation in the watercolor medium.  It is an independent group of artists, collectors, teachers, students and anyone interested in watercolor and water media.  We are located on the beautiful central coast of California in San Luis Obispo County.  CCWS holds a general meeting each month at 6:30pm at the United Methodist Church, 1515 Fredericks Street, San Luis Obispo. All meetings are free and open to the public and routinely host guest artists, demonstrations, and lectures suitable for all levels.

The April presentation will be by Nipomo artist Jerry Smith. 

The watercolor demonstration for the CCWS April 24, 2018 meeting will be by Jerry Smith. This will be a beginning level watercolor demonstration showing design principles, color chart review and brush control.  He will demonstrate these elements of painting with a Central Coast cliff and beach painting. This is similar to a painting he taught to a beginning watercolor class for the San Luis Obispo library adult class this month.

Jerry Smith graduated with a degree in architecture from Ohio State University. After retirement in 2003, he began painting with a group of watercolor artists led by Donna Noice in Canal Winchester, Ohio. During that period of time he also participated in workshops with Eric Weigardt, Betty Carr, Fred Graff, Nita Engle and Judy Betts.

Since moving to the Central Coast in 2009 he has attended classes and workshops with Tricia Reichert, Marti Fast, Chris Van Winkle, Shirley Horacek, Dale Laitinen, Lian Zhen, Ken Hosmer, Myrna Wacknov, Betty Carr, Howard Carr, Michael Reardon and Mike Bailey.

His paintings reflect a semi-realistic approach to subjects in the use of watercolor with an emphasis on value and color harmony.


​​The Tuesday, April 24, 2018 meeting will start at 6:30 pm for a social time at The United Methodist Church at  1515 Fredericks St., San Luis Obispo, CA 93405. 

The meeting is not in the main church.


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