Sunday, October 26, 2014

Watercolor Class Update

With tables set up in my Flagstaff Studio, my 6 students got down to work learning the basics of watercolor and applying them to their own paintings. It was an enthusiastic group and we had a lot of fun in the process. I was delighted with their comments at the end of the 4 week series... "Classes were GREAT! "... learned more in one day than I had in a whole (college) semester." "Demonstrations were great." " Enjoyed learning the tricks of watercolor." "critiques and acceptance". "nonthreatening and enjoyable".

 Here are 3 of the watercolors that I painted while teaching the students. The 4th one with a glass vase is yet to be finished. As you can see we were able to cover a variety of subjects along with our techniques.

If you would like to take one of my classes next year, be sure to send me a note to be included on my mailing list. I will hold classes in both Phoenix and Flagstaff in 2015.

Meanwhile, I hope you have put the Flagstaff Holiday Marketplace on  your calendar for this Saturday, Nov. 1, 10 am to 4 pm at the Elks Lodge. I would love to see you there!

Playing Under the Tamarisk Tree

As mentioned in an earlier post, the Montessori Center School in Phoenix, AZ has commissioned me to do a series of paintings for them. The large property around their school includes this beautiful tamarisk tree which has been the center of the playground for scores of young children. The ramp and deck around the tree create all sorts of possibilities for play! Taking the photos for this painting was so much fun and painting the watercolor was even more so! This image is 9"x13".