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APRIL 2020

presidents message

Denise McDaniels

WAA President

“The creative process is a process of surrender not control”   

— Julia Cameron

The process of creating a painting is always filled with uncertainty. When I start a painting I have an idea about what I want to achieve, but can we ever really know what the end result will look like? The struggle along the way is worth it when the work is accomplished!

There is much uncertainly in our lives today. The WAA is here to keep us all connected.

Time to put creating art at the top of your list of things to do today!

Want to show and share your work online?

Interested in painting online together?

Ready to paint en plein air?

Please contact me at with your ideas or concerns.

Take advantage of extra time at home to enjoy the abundance of great videos available on-line.

Here are a few of my favorites: Forger’s Masterclass on YouTube, Blown Away on Netflicks The Impressionists on Amazon Prime,  State of the Arts, NJN channel 23, 7:30 on Saturday Nights & different times during the week.

The above quote is from one of my favorite self help books:

The Artist’s Way by Julie Cameron, it always leads to me to being more productive and satisfied as an artist!

Be safe and stay in touch,