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…
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 […]
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 […]
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.
Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Eastsound Area, Orcas Island
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.
August 19, 20, 22, 23; Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri
Olga Community Club, Olga, Orcas Island WA
This is the week to get outside to draw and paint. Learn the techniques for quick interpretations when you are traveling as well as for a slow and steady progress in seeing and recording the world around you. The summer is starting to slip away. When you take the time to stop and look and draw you lock it away — to be brought out and savored whenever you choose.
Feb 4, Mar 4, April 1, May 6, June 3, 9:30-3:30, 2019
Cottage Hobby House, Anacortes, WA
This series will be continued. Dates to be announced shortly.
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
At this writing (2/21/19) the registration is closed. Feel free to contact me to be placed on the waiting list. Often there are cancelations closer to class time.