This is the season you may be giving paintings as gifts. Whether you are selling your work or sharing it with loved ones, let me ask you: How are you documenting it for posterity? Don’t laugh…
Feb 4, Mar 4, April 1, May 6, June 3, 9:30-3:30, 2019
Cottage Hobby House, Anacortes, WA
This new series, the first Monday of each month, is designed to help you become more skilled in the medium while focusing on how to paint a different subject each month. It is slanted for those who are fairly new to watercolor or who haven’t been painting regularly and are feeling uncertain in their approach. We have a good time while helping everyone to improve.
The five Mondays are:
- February: Big skies and winter storms
- March: Mists slipping through the trees
- April: Spring flowers – loose and splashy
- May: Sunsets and fog
- June: People in your paintings
I am late in watching https://kcts9.org/programs/american-masters/episodes/3207 but want to urge you to see it before it is not available through this link so am posting this brief notice.
As summer winds down, many see their days beginning to free up and want to return to more watercolor painting. Often the where to start and what am I going to do questions cause you to keep putting it off.
Instead, see if you can choose a simple subject and do a small sketch-painting to get you back to painting — each day or most days.
Victorian Gentleman Awaits Interested Party….. We aren’t buying this one but it is based on a house that is about 7 blocks from the one on which we’ve made an offer.
Update: It is never over until the fat lady sings… Mother’s Day found an email with a document attached that terminated our contract with our buyer. We are back on the market. And the house in Anacortes went to the other bidder so […]
Caroline by Joanne Davis with apologies to Picasso. “You know how Caroline gets in to her work.
I never posted the 26 painting show of my Orcas work over the year that was held for the month of April at the new Orcas Library. But DID get the show hung, had a nice reception, and sold quite a few.
Marcia Spees, who has studied with me for […]
Let’s continue with ways we use wet blending. I would suggest that you practice the February 22 lesson until it comes easily and then move on to another way we wet blend.
Sorry for the long gap… I started this post in January but life got in the way. Let’s take a look at the steps to wet blending and make sure we understand how to avoid the pitfalls that cause unsucessful cases of wet blending.
Agh! I was trying to edit Watercolor Sketching and I deleted it. I will post it and you may contact me to express your interest. It has been a very popular class and I look forward to having it again. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 9:30 or 10 to 3:30 or 4. More later. Happy holidays.
The following classes are not posted for 2019. Nonetheless, if one interests you, feel free to let me know. I am unsure of our schedule (see THE ISLAND in the menu bar).
Do you have problems getting good greens in your paintings? Spend a day on Orcas painting plein air and see if looking, and mixing and painting you come to understand how to get greens that look like nature, and look right to you.