Joseph Richardson

Joseph is a hobbyist oil painter with a passion for landscapes and growing into other subjects. Joseph has always enjoyed seeing captivating landscape paintings that would just capture his attention forget what he was doing and soak in the painting, enjoying the moment. Whether it was watching Bob Ross on PBS as a kid or passing by a gallery in town. It was not until the end of summer in 2017 that Joseph tried a few new hobbies, playing guitar, and painting.
Joseph’s path, likely everyone else starts with, Bob Ross on YouTube. After a few months of acrylics and various YouTube tutorials on painting with acrylics and color theory, he took a plunge into oil paints. Since then He has grown as the artist he wants to be with a goal to paint light, captivate and move people the way he still is from other artists old masters and modern.
Joseph’s goal is to stay a hobbyist painter with a devoted, growing passion for art that will compliment and grow the engineer as well. He will strive to bring people into a short story, make them wonder where the landscape is or where does this path lead to, and above all bring a person into the moment of wondrous illusion.

Deanna DeChauron

Watercolor artist
Deanna DeChauron

Plein Air watercolors and acrylics of the Monterey Peninsula focus on favorite walks along the waterfront.

Capturing the essence of the moment before everything changes gives the work a freshness and energy that can’t be achieved working from photos
in the studio.

Working on location in water media is full of challenges, but allows the artist to select elements from all around that add richness in telling the story.

The artist doesn’t touch the work in the studio afterwards. The artist has been painting locally since 1979.

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Bobbie Belvel

Bobbie Belvel

I am a lifelong artist. I grew up in the SF Bay Area and received my BA in Art from UCSC in 1983. I then went on to study on my own and through workshops with Terri Ford, Kim Lordier, Thomas J Kitts, Tom Soltesz and others to hone my skills in pastel and oil. I eventually joined Monterey Bay Plein Air Painters, the California Art Club and the Pastel Society of the West Coast, finding my chosen subject in the pure landscape.

I moved to the Central Coast in 2014 and have been juried into dozens of shows and exhibits over the years. Following my artistic muse to the Monterey peninsula was one of the best moves I ever made. The cypresses and rocky shores beckon me to paint and express my love of this land. In addition to my other affiliations, I hope to make more artist friends and share and grow from my membership in the Central Coast Art Association.


CCAA’s Demo Artist, October 28: Tamara Keiper

CCAA welcomes Tamara Keiper presenting “Perspective for Artists.”  Many artists can draw and paint but perspective is one area that some will fudge on or just avoid. Tamara will go over a condensed mini-class on Perspective, talking about atmospheric perspective, 1, 2, and 3 point perspective and showing depth within a painting. She’ll talk about a station point, picture plane, horizon line, and various Vanishing points. Tamara will explain how to apply this to the landscape and figures as well as buildings. This will be a solid foundation for all levels and a good review for the experts!

Keiper’s background in architectural rendering entailed taking the blueprints of a proposed building and drawing them(render) in perspective for the client to see what his finished building will look like…. before it was built. She would also add Landscaping, color, and sometimes figures. This was usually done in watercolor but she could do it in any medium.

The Central Coast Art Association meets 6:30-8 pm at the El Estero Park, with a meet & greet time until 6:45 when announcements & the demonstration by the guest artist begins. Meeting/demonstration ends approximately at 8 pm.   777 Pearl St (next to Dennis the Menace Park), Monterey, the fourth Monday of each month (please check for holiday schedules). Attendance is free and open to the public.

January 2019: Scott Hamill -Intro to Plein Air Sketching with Gouache

February: Rich Brimer- Painting Using Photo Sources

March- Michael Armstrong- Trees of Monterey-Landscape painting; Oil

April- Erin Hunter- Botanical Art, Watercolor Pencils

May- Steve Maher,  “Acrylics to Oils and Back”

June- Bobby Belvel- Landscape, Pastels

July- No scheduled meeting; please check workshop available with Marie Massey, July 20

August- Maria Boisvert- Composition, Color Harmony, Oil

September- Sadashiv Phadnis, Watercolor

October- Tamara Keiper, Perspective for Artists

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