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Welcome to the Pleasanton Art League

PAL and LAA’s October 2024 General Meeting

Monday, October 14, 2024 at 7.30pm

Program: Portrait in Primary Colors with Jeannie Vodden

Venue: Cultural Arts Building, 4477 Black Avenue, Pleasanton

This event will be hosted by the Pleasanton Art League.

Jeannie Vodden Teaching for CWA

Jeannie Vodden’s interest in the variety of textures and patterns found in both nature and in man-made objects is the starting point for her portraits and floral/still lifes. She adds natural light, sometimes a dash of fantasy, and pulls it all together with a limited palette. Her preference for the complex play of form and light is balanced by her use of a very simple palette. Starting with only three colors, she glazes many transparent layers. Each layer modifies the last, adding a multi-leveled glow. Though the process takes some patience, the visual effects are revealed in an unusual feeling of depth of color, perfectly suited to transparent watercolor.

Jeannie is a popular instructor of watercolor. For over 25 years she has taught workshops throughout California and in Wyoming, Nevada and Washington State and
recently in Georgia. She enjoys demonstrating her watercolor techniques to art and community organizations and finds the challenge of judging art competitions rewarding and inspiring.

Jeannie will talk about her process of using a limited palette in portraits, sharing her process of layering wet on dry paper to develop volume, detail and translucence.  She uses Winsor & Newton paints:  Winsor Yellow, Permanent Rose and Winsor Blue Green Shade, all staining transparent colors.

Website: Facebook: Jeannie Vodden’s Art Studio Instagram:  Jeannie Vodden Plus: Check out Jeannie’s YouTube Channel too!

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This meeting is in-person only, free and open to the public.

Contact: PAL Programs Chair, Meghana Mitragotri at

Members Show 2024

In Call for Artists.


Anyone new or curious about plein air painting should attend! In Workshops.

PAL has several open Board positions for 2024.

These include: President, Workshop Chair and Programs Chair. We have job descriptions written up for each of these positions, including duties and the approximate amount of time each position requires each month. If you are interested in learning more about these opportunities, please contact Lisa Rigge at

If you are interested in meeting more PAL members, enlarging your community of artists and friends, please reach out and contact Lisa or any other Board member whose email addresses are listed on the last page of the Portfolio.


Come and get to know us in-person!

Meet our fun volunteers at a PAL Awareness table and get to know us. Brand new PAL brochures, information about upcoming events and membership details will be available.

Need one volunteer for Saturday Farmers’ Markets in downtown Pleasanton at Studio Seven. 

June 22, 10-12 and October 5, 10-12.  

Please contact Emelie to volunteer.

Contact: PAL Membership Chair, Emelie Rogers –  

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