Friday, March 13, 2009

Watercolor Class - Just Beginning

Demonstrating Technique For a Class Watercolor Study
I am having a wonderful time with my morning class and evening class of watercolor students. This evening, my class wanted to know why I hadn't posted a photo of them on my blog since I have my morning class students posted. Needless to say, I will be featuring the evening class soon! In this photo, I am demonstrating a graded wash for a landscape study we'll be working on. As you can tell by the intent look on the faces of these students, they are seriously hooked on watercolor painting. You could be too! Just look for a class near you!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Bench on Winter Dock - Class Project

9" x 12" Watercolor on 300 lb. Cold Press Paper
(Click image for better view)
I love the Pocomoke River and the Delmarva Discovery Center has asked me to incorporate the river and related flora and fauna into the projects for my watercolor classes. This is the project painting for my level II beginner's class that starts tomorrow. It's not too late to register for level I & II! Click here for more info. This bench is on one of the docks by the river. I have used a limited palette to emphasize the importance of values in a painting. I have taken liberties with the trees and created primarily pines on the far shore although cypress trees are the most prevalent in that area. I often sit on that bench with my dog when we've been out walking. This day it was cold and misty. Not a great day to linger but a good opportunity for taking photos to use for painting reference. I hope you enjoy the painting.