p r e s i d e n t s   n o t e


Dear South Hill Artists...


I have great News for you!!!

Our next SHA demo on  November 11th is

Celene Ryan -  Watercolorist


At the First Presbyterian Church of Puyallup 10-2.  The requirements at this time is to wear your masks and no eating in the facility. There is a picnic table, you can bring a chair outside or eat in your car. You will be able to sip water by lifting your mask and reapplying.  Also we would like to see all our members vaccinated. 


First Presbyterian Church of Puyallup

412 West Pioneer Puyallup, WA 98371.









There is parking behind the church.  Please do not come too early.  The doors located in the back of the building off from the parking lot will not be open until 10:00. The bathrooms are located down the hall from our meeting room.


To all Great News!!!  SHA Camp Arnold campers we have our old dates back.


Dates for Spring Camp are: April 25th -29th, 2022


Cost for 4 nights, 9 special meals, snacks and great art fun.  For a double room it will cost is $350. For a single room it will be $390.  $100.00 deposit holds your space. Final payment will be due or before April 7th 2022.  Nonrefundable by March 25th.   I’m very excited to be able to go back to camp.  There may be some restrictions but we can work out the details.  It will be easy if you are vaccinated. 


SHA Christmas Party December 1st, 2021

At The Ram on South Hill, Puyallup 12:00 - 2:00pm


No host lunch order off the menu.  Bring a wrapped White Elephant gift for a gift exchange. 



November 11th Demo Artist is Celene Ryan

















Supply List

Celene Ryan


Currently, I’ve been studying Julie Gilbert Pollards style. It’s colorful, splashy and involves trees & rocks. Her approach is a little different in that she establishes her darks first in acrylic to map out shadows and detail. There is so much to learn from other artists and pick up ideas. It is exciting to explore new methods in painting that might enhance my ability to do art. With this approach in mind I maintain my excitement by trying new things for interesting paintings. Importantly, the process of learning watercolor has help me build satisfying relationships with other people and especially artists. I belong to several art groups to support this, such as Northwest Watercolor Society, Peninsula Art League, and Olympia Art League. I live in a small community of Mineral in the foothills of Mt Rainier where I can be out in nature, garden, do woodworking, and be with my family. Materials List Watercolor Palette White gouache Yellow Raw Sienna or Yellow Ochre Permanent Rose Orange Magenta Cerulean Blue Thalo Blue Brite Green Acrylic Paint High Flow or heavy body diluted Suggested colors for the trees: 2 Small synthetic brushes and saucer for this Yellow Magenta Indigo Black 1/4 sheet of Arches 140lb cold press drawn and taped to a board Watercolor brushes: #10, #12 round, 1” flat, 3” Flat Spray bottle Masking agent plus rubber tip brush, palette knife, tooth brush Salt Rubber pick up eraser TP Bucket of water. 


Preparation for Demo


Celene Ryan Trees & Rocks Demo


This washy loose approach has possibilities that can add something new to our tool belt for painting, particularly establishing some of the darks first in acrylic. In preparation please bring: The drawing on watercolor paper ready to paint. Feel free to make any changes! The drawing is on 8 1/2x11” paper, enlarge each half 120% to fit a 1/4 sheet WC paper Your Value Sketch: Reduce the 8 1/2 x11 drawing 75% This will be a great help to map out what you want to do. A Copy of the painted examples supplied for reference.

First Presbyterian Church.png
Celene Ryan Bio.png
Celene Ryan - Demo image 1.png
drawing 1.jpg
example value sketch.jpg