View Full Version : A Place to Remember our WC! Family

06-17-2008, 12:49 PM
In honor of our WC! family members who have passed before us, we remember:

billyg http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/member.php?u=875



"Paint like a millionaire" ` billyg

Strider (Kevin) http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/member.php?u=57088

Remembering Strider on his Birthday (http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=513932) (includes a Portrait of him by Ellen of Ont)

Paint a Barn for Kevin: Strider's Peppermint Challenge (http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=360321&highlight=Kevin%3B+Strider%3B+Barn) Memorial Thread



"A man paints with his brains and not with his hands". Michelangelo - Strider

Little Old Lady (Joann) http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/member.php?u=7714



When you are old enough to know all the answers no one asks the questions - Joann

bsnowden (Bernice) http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/member.php?u=55653



Keep trying..... Bernice


Pasta (Tina) http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/member.php?u=70799

Paint a Taxi for Tina: Taxis From Around the World (http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=520838)Memorial Thread

Some News About Tina (http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=518518)




Floyd Gibson http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/member.php?u=46681

RIP Floyd Gibson Memorial Thread (http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=525520)




stlkicn (Heidi Bazell) http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/member.php?u=32661 (http://http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/member.php?u=32661)

Sad News of Heidi Memorial Thread (http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=543374)

Heidi, (http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=543379) paintings by Heidi during her time at Wet Canvas

A Video Tribute to Heidi (http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=544306)



Be happy and healthy, life is short. Smile, laugh, be friendly to others. Save the earth Heidi

No posts allowed, Moderators will add new posts to this thread as required.

02-03-2009, 01:26 PM
rsmak (Rosanna) http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/member.php?u=2765



Granby http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/member.php?u=81936



3chaway9 (Carrie) http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/member.php?u=53130



khadres (Sooz) http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/member.php?u=34895



ripvanblair (Alan) http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/member.php?u=3667




cmwynn (Connie) http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/member.php?u=29839/




Bubba's Mama (Susan) http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/member.php?u=21342



02-05-2009, 11:11 AM
Dichroqueen (Patti Whiteley) http://wetcanvas.com/forums/member.php?u=15089

http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/../Community/images/05-Feb-2009/88372-Dichro_PattiBook2.jpg (http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/../Community/Uploader/upload_image_save2.php#)

http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/../Community/images/05-Feb-2009/88372-DichroPattiglry9.jpg (http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/../Community/Uploader/upload_image_save2.php#)

03-14-2009, 06:42 AM
colormesunny (JoAnn Naylor) http://wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=507190

RIP Memorial Thread in the Watercolor Forum (http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?p=7681104&posted=1#post7681104)




JoAnn's website (http://www.jnaylorarts.com/id10.htm)

10-06-2009, 04:57 AM
JustjoGA (Jo Evans) www.wetcanvas.com/forums/member.php?u=8055 (http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/member.php?u=8055)

RIP Memorial Thread in the Watercolor Forum (http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?p=8195754#post8195754)





10-16-2009, 01:40 AM
In memory of Guide and Moderator Jlukach (http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/member.php?u=11868)

A Rabbi (http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=470067)

Cherry Pie (http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=450455)

Homeless Man (http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=453811)
One of many Weekly Drawing threads (http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=553750)

01-07-2010, 11:22 AM
artman42 (Jim Perkins) www.wetcanvas.com/forums/member.php?u=14560 (http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/member.php?u=14560)

RIP Memorial Thread in the Cafe Guerbois (http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?p=8433291#post8433291)

Morning Light(won first place in a local Art Contest)


Reflection Sky


Boats in the Woods


02-03-2010, 05:21 AM
Olga (Olga Moore) http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/member.php?u=7629

RIP Memorial Thread in the Watercolor Forum (http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?p=8504975&posted=1#post8504975)

Good Life (http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=521416) (her last post of one of her paintings here)


Venetian Masks (http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=423660)


Basilica on Torcello (http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=260626)


09-19-2010, 11:52 PM
In memory of TrickyV (Victor Prodniuk) - http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/search.php?searchid=2962371&pp=25

News thread in Scratchboard Art forum (http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?p=10022231#post10022231)




04-22-2011, 03:06 PM
denistof (Denis Keegan) http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/member.php?u=130345

RIP Memorial Thread in The Watercolor Forum
Sunshine (one of his last paintings)


Pen and Wash A Fun Attempt


Playing With Colour


04-30-2011, 08:18 AM
Thanks for this

11-06-2012, 10:18 AM
stirling (Michael Stirling) (http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/member.php?u=117890)
(http://wetcanvas.com/forums/search.php?searchid=8522) RIP Memorial Thread in the (http://wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1296590)Watercolor Forum (http://wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1296590)

Here are three of Mike's beautiful animal paintings:




Charlie's Mum
12-18-2012, 11:31 AM
Gillette, (Jane Blades) sadly passed away on April 25th, 2012.

Her postings were mainly in the Marine forum and Animal and Wildlife.

Marine forum (http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1301026) thread

Her last painting:
Peaceful Bay, posted in Novemeber 2011

Ormston Gorge:


and from animal and Wildlife:

Screech Owl:


chammi kaiser
12-19-2012, 10:35 AM
I shall miss Jane. She was a very lovely lady and always enthusiastic about her work and that of others. My deepest sympathy to her family and friends.

12-19-2012, 01:53 PM
I am so saddened to hear of Mikes passing. I will miss him even though its been a while since I was here and I have only just returned. I was thinking about him only the other day. RIP Mike xx

01-11-2013, 12:34 PM
I was saddened to hear of Janes passing this morning. I remember Jane being very involved in posting on the Marine Art forum when I first started posting in there years ago. She was one of the regulars there and I enjoyed her comments as well as her art. I will miss seeing posts by "Gillette"...my sympathies to Jane's family.

04-04-2013, 09:49 AM
We lost a living legend in the pastel world, beloved Maggie Price. I didn't know Maggie but I truly feel a sense of loss. Her work is legendary, anybody that paints in pastel knows who she is and what she's done for the medium. Her contributions will always be remembered as inspirational and ground breaking, her accomplishments will live on forever.

The art community has a hole in it's heart, she will be sorely missed. She was and will always be an inspiration. Maggie, rest in peace.

04-04-2013, 09:55 AM
Oh my Chris: What a shock. She certainly was an inspiration and such an asset to the pastel world. Rest in Peace, Maggie.


04-04-2013, 09:57 AM
I always blamed Maggie for my addiction to pastels. My wife bought me a copy of the Pastel Journal and that started my love for this medium. Maggie was a pioneer and probably didn't even know how many lives she touched. She will be missed dearly. Thanks Maggie. Rest in peace.


04-04-2013, 10:05 AM
I just bought her book on light and shadows just yesterday. I've had the earlier one for a couple of years. RIP Maggie. Hopefully the pastels in heaven won't have so much dust.

04-04-2013, 11:21 AM
Oh sweet Maggie and Bill hosted me for plein aire painting once... my heart is so sore and we'll miss that smile.

Shocking news today. Barb
:heart: :heart: :heart: :heart:

K Taylor-Green
04-04-2013, 11:23 AM
What a tragic loss to the pastel world. She will be sadly missed.

pastel lover
04-04-2013, 11:28 AM
Oh no! That is tragic, sad news indeed. I was privileged to take one of her workshops and she was a lovely, lovely woman and a wonderful, considerate teacher. I know of no one who has done more to further the development and recognition of pastel painting. The world will feel the loss of her passing deeply and for many, many years. Peace go with you Maggie.


04-04-2013, 11:31 AM
I always blamed Maggie for my addiction to pastels. My wife bought me a copy of the Pastel Journal and that started my love for this medium. Maggie was a pioneer and probably didn't even know how many lives she touched. She will be missed dearly. Thanks Maggie. Rest in peace.


Doug, I too got hooked on Giraults as a result of a generous gift from Maggie - a few broken samples that changed my life. :lol:

water girl
04-04-2013, 11:37 AM
When you met Maggie, she made you feel as if she'd known you forever. It was such a gift. Her other gift to us was her goal to get us all happily painting with pastels. She will be missed, but thankfully she left us books and the Pastel Journal.

04-04-2013, 11:45 AM
I am so sorry to hear this.

Tracy Lang
04-04-2013, 11:55 AM
Such sad news. She was such a talented and generous soul. Rest in peace and beauty, Maggie.

Phil Bates
04-04-2013, 12:09 PM
I am shocked and saddened by this. I have lost a friend and confidant. Rest In Peace Maggie.


04-04-2013, 12:44 PM
Was shocked when this was the first news I read on my Facebook timeline . . . not the way to start a day. I almost took a workshop with Maggie once, but it was canceled at the last minute.

Interacting with her on Facebook made her seem more like a close friend and personal teacher. She was generous and an amazing person . . .

My heart is breaking today . . . sending her family love and wishes for peace . . .

Kathryn Wilson
04-04-2013, 12:45 PM
You will be missed - I first met you at IAPS when I was asked to help with the Girault booth while you were teaching a session.

Your efforts through the Pastel Journal will always be remembered by the pastel community.

04-04-2013, 01:14 PM
What a tragic loss to the pastel world. She will be sadly missed. My thoughts are with her family and of course, all our pastel friends...she gave us so much.

Donna T
04-04-2013, 02:47 PM
Such sad, heart-breaking news. I wish I could have met her.

04-04-2013, 03:08 PM
I only met her once, but Maggie was a very generous and sweet soul! I am so sorry to hear she is gone. May she rest in peace...

04-04-2013, 03:43 PM
One day back early in 2000, I'd stopped into Ventana Fine Art in Santa Fe to look at some paintings. I'd recently caught the pastel bug, and at the time, it was the only gallery in town showing pastels. In one of the back rooms, they had stacks of magazines for the taking, magazines they had advertised in. One of them was a little magazine called The Pastel Journal. Desperate to find out more about this wonderful medium, I took a copy, filled out the subscription card and also ordered all the back issues. After reading them and getting a lot of pastel dust under my fingernails, I decided I'd send the editor a query for an article idea I had.

The editor was, of course, Maggie Price. And thanks to her, I've had a long career with that magazine and F&W Media, which purchased it several years ago. Maggie was always encouraging as my editor. In the early days, we worked exclusively by e-mail and occasionally by phone, and it wasn't until much time and many issues had passed that I finally met her in person, even though we were separated only by a 100-mile stretch of I-40.

Maggie and Bill at the 2005 Plein Air New Mexico event.

I think I saw Maggie last a few years ago at a paintout for Plein Air Painters of New Mexico. She and her husband, Bill Canright, had parked their big RV with a fine view of Inscription Rock at El Morro National Monument. The RV gave them the only patch of shade for miles around. I painted nearby, and there was a certain quiet camaraderie that developed as we worked.

Maggie and her dedication to the art and craft of pastel will be much missed.

04-04-2013, 04:12 PM
I only know her books and videos but it's obvious that pastel as a medium would be much more obscure without the tremendous work she's done on behalf of all us pastel artists. Thank you Maggie and rest in peace.


04-04-2013, 04:31 PM
This is so sad, I was following her blog until recently, and she seemed so upbeat about her progress and beating this disease. I met Maggie a couple of times and loved her work. She will be a great loss to all in the pastel community...RIP Maggie.

Gerri Mc
04-04-2013, 05:50 PM
I just wanted to add my condolences to the others here. Maggie was an inspiration. I knew she was unwell but thought that she was winning her battle. She posted on FB in March that she was feeling a little stronger, so I was shocked to hear of her death. My prayers for her husband and family. May she rest in peace.

04-04-2013, 05:59 PM
Very saddened to hear this, my thoughts go out to the family.

04-04-2013, 06:20 PM
Maggie will be appreciated and missed by all of us more with each passing day without her inspirational presence.:heart:


04-04-2013, 07:51 PM
I was so sad when I heard this earlier today. I took a workshop with Maggie a few years ago and it was one of the best I've ever taken! She painted a lovely demo painting the first day and offered it for sale at a very reasonable cost if anyone in the workshop wanted it - and I wanted it terribly but just couldn't feel I could justify the cost after having paid for the workshop. Now, of course, I wish I had just sucked it up and bought the painting anyway. But I did buy a copy of her book which she autographed for me. That's something I'll always treasure.

Her husband Bill was along too and he was also a great guy. My heart goes out to Bill at this sad time. And I'm so sorry about Maggie as well. What a sad loss.

04-05-2013, 01:34 AM
I took a class from Maggie last August here in SoCal. She was wonderful and followed up with you. One of the best things I have done for my life. Maggie left her mark in me and I will miss her.

04-05-2013, 02:42 AM
I read her books and watched her videos and learned much, but was not fortunate enough to meet her. She will be missed by many.

04-05-2013, 04:49 AM
I'm sorry to read this terribly sad news. Thoughts to all her family and friends.

04-05-2013, 07:52 AM
A wonderful artist, mentor, and friend. I will miss her terribly.
Here she is with her feet in the stream...lol That was an awesome day!:heart:


04-05-2013, 08:50 AM
So very sorry to hear of Maggie's passing. I bought one of Maggie's "Pastel Pointers" books which helped greatly in revitalizing my art interests. I am so greatful to Maggie and all her efforts with our pastel society. She will be missed.

04-05-2013, 09:46 AM
Really sad about Maggie. I knew her a bit from the internet, and from her wonderful support of the Pastel Guild of Europe, when we got started. She gave very good advice on how to start a society. Her first book is one I still recommend as the best for beginners, it is very clear and practical.

She did so much for other people, helped so many.

Bhavana Vijay
04-05-2013, 10:41 PM
I took her workshop in November, just a few months ago. I was apprehensive about learning from a master especially now when I am so rusty but Maggie was amazingly supportive and encouraging! She and Bill made those 3 days so very memorable. I am sad and heartbroken. My prayers and heartfelt sympathies to Bill and her family. RIP Maggie.

04-06-2013, 08:02 AM
I thought I should let you all know that this thread will remain in memoriam to Maggie. I shall move it to our WetCanvas Memorial Garden forum in about a week, so it will always be accessible to you and her family. If you have any favourite pictures they can be added to this thread. One of my favourites (http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=189623)

Deborah Secor
04-06-2013, 06:21 PM
Maggie was my friend. I'm aching to think she's gone...

The last time I saw her we met for coffee. Talked over old times, discussed what was coming, chatted about children and grandchildren, promised to see each other soon. I talked to her on the phone a couple times since. You know someone is a friend when you have her phone number memorized.

So much history... my one claim to fame is she started painting in pastel in my classes. She helped me get a workbook together when all I had were longhand notes and lots of scribbled illustrations. I have no idea how she translated that all into writing. Such a help to me!

She taught me about computers. I'd scoot down to her house and do some typing, learning how to make the thing behave. She and Bill would fly as I dabbled. I learned a lot. I still have a pica pole she insisted I needed. I still use it daily (more as a ruler now.)

She and Janie (Hutchinson) were so excited when they came up with the idea to start the magazine. They wanted me involved--so sweet of them! What did I have to offer? Not much, but they included me. I will never forget the day we three held a party at Maggie's house with champagne and chocolate truffles, as we held our new baby magazine for the first time! I still have a few copies... Such memories. It was 15 years ago now, but it seems like yesterday. And then to be "sold" with the magazine when F+W bought it--Maggie's understatement of the decade, "I think you'll be pleased." I still write for them...

We helped them move twice. So hot, that first move. Then I remember the day they moved to their new house... My son, a young teen, was so impressed to be given what was to him a huge wad of cash for helping. So generous!

Just a few years ago I asked her to come and guest teach at one of my classes. We had such fun! It was like old times to be back in the classroom together again. But she was starting to travel not only nationally but internationally to teach workshops, alongside Bill, so she was a busy lady.

And then there was IAPS. She and Bill and I went to the first one together up in Denver, staying with some of their family, getting gussied up for the banquet. I remember it poured down rain, so we slipped out early to get home. At the third IAPS the magazine was in the works, hush-hush, but coming. We were like excited conspirators! And when she took over as President of IAPS it didn't even surprise me. Of course--the perfect one to lead it.

We shared a love of dogs. They had a Golden, we a black Lab-ish, Blaze and George...they splashed in rivers and chased sticks, rolled in the snow, got old together, slept by the wood stove. Funny, I knew the dogs were aging, but it didn't seem like we were.

I remember Maggie's potato salad. So good--made with yogurt instead of mayo. We sat on the patio in the mountains in the shade, kid and dogs rolling on the grass. Talking art, shows, galleries.

These tears are hard but good. Thanks for letting me remember her and all the history we had. My heart goes out to Bill, to Maggie's kids and grands, and her sisters. I think you can see that Maggie has been such a blessing in my life... I'm going to miss her.

Deborah Secor
04-06-2013, 06:31 PM
Even WC's archive thread from 2004 (http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=178657) hold silly fun memories! Some of the old timers will recall these days. :wink2:

04-06-2013, 07:39 PM
Sad news indeed.

04-06-2013, 07:47 PM
Deborah your post had me in tears....such a lot of memories, I know she'll be in your heart for a long time. :heart:

I only knew of her through her books which are on my shelf and through this video (http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=880572) which I know many will have seen but I thought it deserved a place here too.

04-07-2013, 04:54 AM
I did not know she had passed. How sad, what a tragic loss for her family and the world of pastellists. What a legacy she has left, how wonderful for her to look down and know this.

RIP Maggie. We never met, we just chatted occasionally. I knew you were a gift to the world tho.

Some of Everything
04-08-2013, 02:20 AM
I so wish that I could say that I have achieved her skill levels with pastels, but she certainly has been a great inspiration to me and I am sure that I have learnt a lot from her even though I haven't been so fortunate to attend one of her workshops.

I haven't written a blog entry in ages, but I have written an In Memoriam (http://magdasart.blogspot.com/2013/04/in-memoriam-maggie-price-1947-2013.html) for her. Hope it honors her as I intended...

R.I.P. Maggie...

Deborah Secor
04-08-2013, 10:29 AM
Magda, I'm so glad you linked the interview with Maggie (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DdUSulI4ePk). That's a treasure. :)

04-09-2013, 04:33 AM
Sad news. Her book Sunlight and Shadows has been an inspiration to me.


Claudia in Alaska
04-09-2013, 06:20 PM
how sad...of course, I didn't know her at all, but when I started using pastels, I got one of her books and much of the material I read - online, in magazines - to educated myself was written by her...

Dot Hoffman
04-10-2013, 10:11 AM
I was so saddened to hear that Maggie had lost her battle after a brave and hard fought fight. I already miss her terribly and find it hard to believe she is no longer with us. Keep painting, Maggie, in your new home. Your friendship meant the world to me.

04-13-2013, 02:34 AM
Rip Maggie, you will be missed!

04-20-2013, 09:14 PM
Reading all these beautiful tributes to Maggie has me in tears. I never had the good fortune to meet her, but I did watch all her videos such a talented lady. R. I. P.

04-21-2013, 11:27 AM
I also never had the honor of meeting Maggie, but have long admired her paintings. What a legacy she's left for us to enjoy and remember.

04-22-2013, 05:30 PM
Baggy (Frederick Winston) wetcanvas.com/forums/member.php?u=85324 (http://wetcanvas.com/forums/member.php?u=85324)

Frederick Winston "Baggy" Memorial Thread (http://wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1305540) in the Watercolor Forum




07-17-2013, 01:32 PM
Virgin (http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/member.php?u=213657) (Mary Fraser) passed on following a hard fought battle with cancer.
She was active in a number of WC Forums.

07-26-2013, 01:07 PM
What a shame, she was so nice. My deepest sympathies to her family.

09-20-2013, 03:44 PM
Artmom (Lyn Cherry (http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/member.php?u=11722))

A Final Farewell! from Artmom (http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1326894) memorial thread in the Watercolor Forum

A video tribute to Lyn by Europa:

Some of Lyn's lovely watercolor paintings




05-29-2014, 05:03 PM
moccasin (http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/member.php?u=17777) (Sue) has passed away.

Sue was a wonderful lady and active in the Photography forum for many years encouraging and supporting all.

Here's one of her many lovely photos.


She will be greatly missed.

Charlie's Mum
06-09-2014, 02:27 PM
I am saddened to read of Sue's death (Moccasin) - a talented and generous lady.

Charlie's Mum
10-16-2014, 12:39 PM
Deano (http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/member.php?u=34493) - Dean Haven, sadly died October 11, 2014.

Deano was a keen contributor to the Weekend Drawing Events in the All Media Arts Events forum and seldom missed a week. He was a talented artist in a variety of mediums and he and his paintings will be missed for a very long time.

We are saddened by his passing and his tribute thread can be seen here (http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1362714).

A small sample of his works ~

His final painting, October 5th.-

Hi signature painting - from 2004


Typical animal painting from October 2011 -


10-28-2014, 09:07 PM
I, too, am very sad to hear of Sandra's passing. She was a great artist who always put her signature style into her work. Her works were often full of humor and fun, brightening up my days with each post. She will be greatly missed.

Here are a few of her artworks. She did so much art, even when she was very sick, that it was hard to choose just a few.





Remembrance thread in Oil Pastels (http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1360208)

10-31-2014, 02:01 PM
So sad to read about Sandra (gakinme) who really spoke thru her art that was always uplifting.