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Class Project

In this six week session at University Art in Sacramento, I’m guiding my students in painting some little landscapes.  I’ve worked on two pieces…  Very simple color schemes, as usual.  Winsor Blue Green Shade, Thalo Yellow Green (Grumbacher), Permanent Rose, Perylene Green and a bit of Cobalt Blue in the wet into wet painting.  One is […]

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Stretching Your Watercolor Paper

Watercolor paper expands when it is wet, creating an uneven surface to paint on.  For control and a flat surface, artists soak and “stretch”  their paper.   The paper is soaked in a tub of water for about 10 minutes then laid out on a hard surface, such as a plywood board and taped or stapled […]

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Vancouver, Washington workshop coming up in October

My return visit to the Southwest Washington Watercolor Society in Vancouver is set for October.  On the 5th I’ll be judging their Annual Fall Art Show to be held at Vancouver Mall.  Then on Tuesday, October6th – Thursday, October 8th I’ll be conducting a workshop focussing on putting children into paintings.   On the evening […]

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My March Workshop in Ukiah, CA

Ukiah Workshop

Back in March I travelled up to Ukiah, Ca. to teach a workshop. Ukiah has a wonderful art community with a new art gallery and classroom. Everyone wanted to paint portraits. Some were new to watercolor portraits, some old hands, but I think everyone enjoyed the class. I know I enjoyed teaching and painting with […]

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WASCO Workshop in Sonoma County, Ca.

Watercolor Artists of Sonoma County (www.wascoart.org) was my host in a week long workshop in March, 2009.  For the first day I did a “follow along” portrait class.  There was a large enthusiastic group working that day.  The rest of the week it was “paint your own portrait”.  The individuality expressed was wonderful to see, […]

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