Yesterday’s lesson at the Mayville VFW explored the concept of creating hard and soft edges with watercolor. This was my demo:
A botanical sketch from the garden today:
Monday & Tuesday, July 20 & 21, 9:30-3:30, $100.
Watercolor Art Society-Houston (WAS-H)
1601 West Alabama, Houston, TX 77006
Looking for new, fresh ways to depict the beauty of landscapes and gardens? Try these fun, fresh and loosely rendered techniques that almost paint themselves! A rather unusual supply list is here: http://susanteachespainting.blogspot.com/2015/04/trees-and-botanical-techniques-workshop.html , or email Susan: LuchoLiz@gmail.com.
This class sold out last time so sign up now before it is too late! Click for registration form: http://www.watercolorhouston.org/media/pdf-folder/Forms2014page2.pdf
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I’m honored today to receive an Honorable Mention at the Watercolor Art Society-Houston for “Sassy”. Theme: Landscape. All three paintings may be seen at the WAS-H gallery, 1601 W. Alabama, Houston during April. Opening: Friday, April 17 from 6 to 8 p.m. YOU are invited!
This is a fast-paced 1 hour demo for my class yesterday, then another 1/2 hour tweaking the nose this morning. This type of timed painting really challenges an artist in so many ways! Last week I found this photo of my grandmother Bessie and I’m also doing the full length version of her at my leisure. Stay tuned!
Trying a new paper with Matisse as my muse. (paper review, below)
Shizen paper has a very rough, hand-pulled quality. What sets it apart is the way it is sized both internally and on the surface. Thus it allows generous amounts of lifting, almost unheard of for a rough, hand-pulled paper. Nice!
A couple of years ago in May a scarlet tanager was following me around from flower bed to flower bed as I added new mulch. It sounded to me like he had a mind of his own!
It is such fun just to play with watercolor materials. They are so bright and exciting when you unleash them. Here’s a party on paper: