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Pat OttoHello Everyone,

We just had the first meeting of our new fiscal year June 2017-May2018. It was my first meeting as serving as President, and I was thrilled at the friendliness and warm acceptance I felt from all of you. I say, a big THANK YOU to those who served last year and the former years for building such a smooth running organization. It takes many hands.

Curt Bond gave a wonderful demonstration, showing his techniques and materials used in painting a heron. As a former illustrator, he gives great attention to detail. He certainly has the technique down – as he painted a masterpiece in under an hour! Great job!

There is no meeting in July, but don’t forget to come back on August 11th for Darla Goldberg’s demonstration.
Darla is also teaching a workshop on August 12th at Whispering Pines. Contact Kim Shields to see if there is room available. Price is $65 for members. The doors open at 8:30; the workshop starts at 9 AM.

The September meeting program will be Show and Tell. It is a chance for members to bring in a piece of their work and talk a little about their painting process.

Please check out the calendar for upcoming programs.

We are looking for someone to fill in as Corresponding Secretary during Pat Kelly-Sistrand’s absence. According to our By-Laws the Corresponding Secretary’s job entails the following:

The Corresponding Secretary shall conduct the official correspondence of the Society and act as Sunshine Chairperson for the membership.

If you think you might be willing to fulfill this position, please contact me.

Happy Painting

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Curt Bond Enjoys Two Things Most -
Drawing and Painting

Curt BondNot all artists have the opportunity of a formal education in one of the well-known art institutes in the United States. Even so, there are many artists that have a natural ability to gain recognition of their peers through the output of artwork of consistently high quality. Just for instance, as one of the richest living artists, Jasper Johns** hardly needs an introduction. Many know him for his abstract paintings of flags and maps. He left schools early and continued painting before and after his two years of service in the Korean War. His work is now considered timeless and more relevant than ever in discussions of nationalism, globalism, and symbolism. In 2010, President Obama presented him with the 2010 Medal of Freedom. Still another, Jean-Michel Basquiat’s** mother gave him an early art education of sorts, but he didn’t take a liking to art school, and many would argue that he didn’t need it. Basquiat showed artistic promise at an early age and was trilingual by the time he turned 11. Fast forward to the ’80s, and Basquiat was a successful artist with seemingly endless potential. Although he died young, his art is still some of the most valuable work out there, and his most expensive painting went for $48,843,750 at auction. ** Wikipedia

Curt Bond Demo

Our demonstrator for the month of June, Curt Bond of Dunnellon, has limited formal education in the arts, has not reached the artistic status of Johns or Basquiat, but he has painted and exhibited landscape and wildlife watercolors that are considered fetching, realistic and attractive among artists on the Nature Coast. Bond comments that, “I began my lifelong appreciation of art at a very young age. I was the kid in the classroom that missed some of the assignments while doodling on a scrap of paper, rather than paying attention to the instructor. Kids soon were coming to me and asking - Curt, can you draw my cat, or dog or some inanimate object in which they were interested? This art talent that I seemed to have, manifested itself in many forms throughout my life. In high school I was doing caricatures of the other football players to hang in their lockers, or pin striping cars, or air brushing flames and scenes on anything that would stand still, including tee shirts.”  He continues, “Following high school, I apprenticed at a large sign shop in Chicago and became a journeyman sign painter. Now I was getting paid for doing the things that I enjoyed most - drawing and painting.” Bond took design and art classes at the Art Institute of Chicago, and the local community college. He had the good fortune of taking workshops with several fine watercolorists, Paul George, Tony Couch and Tom Jones. He is a member Citrus Watercolor Society (CWS), the Ocala Art Group, the Florida Watercolor Society (FWS), and the Nature Coast Painters (NCP). He notes that, “The NCP is an art critique group in the central Florida area that meets weekly to discuss and critique each other’s work. I attribute the growth and development of my work to this exceptional group.” For examples on work by Curt Bond go to the CWS member’s gallery at

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About Citrus Watercolor Society

Members of the Citrus Watercolor Society enjoy a "Painting of the Month" competition in October, November, January, February, March and April. They have opportunities to show and sell their work, take workshops and participate in monthly sketch/paint-outs, etc. For more information about the meeting or to become a member, call Jane Kegan (352) 527-6934, Pat Otto (352)-746-2688 or see the CWS web site The Citrus Watercolor Society meets at 12:00 Noon on the second Friday of every month, except July, at the 1st Christian Church of Inverness, 2018 Colonade Street, Inverness, FL. (Learn more...)

Citrus Watercolor Society
P.O. Box 2464
Inverness, FL  34451-2464