Poco Agitato

Poco Agitato, 12 x 12″ acrylic collage on gallery wrap canvas with gloss varnish

After Flowers on a Fireplace in Clayes (Vuillard)

After “Flowers on a Fireplace in Clayes” (Vuillard), 9 x 12 watercolor on paper

Watercolor demonstration from last week’s class, Surprise Yourself with Impressionism: Florals, Interiors, Botanicals at the Watercolor Art Society-Houston.  The masters teach us so much!

Work Becomes Play

Work Becomes Play, 16 x 12″ mixed watermedia on canvas board

An Impressionist Journey Through Normandy

September 27-October 4.  Come sketch with us.  This will be another beautiful trip! http://www.outofthisworldtravel.net/an-impressionist-journey-through-normandy.html


Bravo! Impressionism Class January Finale at WAS-H

I was so proud of the work this class did during the month of January!  This is a sampling from the final class (week 4):

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Great Model in Liz Hill Workshop

Liz Hill Workshop Great Model, 24 x 18″ mixed media on gessoed/pumiced paper

Whew! 6 min pose, rushed painting brings about energetic lines!  Liz Hill pushed me to take risks!

Pushing Boundaries

Here are a couple figure paintings I did this weekend in a wonderful workshop with Liz Hill.  What a stretch for me, and so much fun.  Thank you Liz! 



Quest, 16 x 12″ acrylic on canvas panel, gloss UV varnish.  Watermark (name) on photo only, not on actual painting.

Surprise Yourself with Impressionism: Florals, Interiors, Still Life

First Peony at the Depot, 12 x 12″ transparent watercolor on paper
4 week class begins February 7
Explore innovative ways to guarantee a loose, gestural watermedia style. The class will cover techniques to assist you in applying the Masters’ styles to your own resource photos. This month we will paint florals, still life & interiors, and botanicals. (This class is similar to the January class, with different subjects.)
Schedule includes 4 sessions
  • 07 Feb 2017, 1:00 PM 4:00 PM
  • 14 Feb 2017, 1:00 PM 4:00 PM
  • 21 Feb 2017, 1:00 PM 4:00 PM
  • 28 Feb 2017, 1:00 PM 4:00 PM
WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006

$150 (WAS-H members)
$190 (WAS-H non-members)
Questions?  Call WAS-H: 713 942-9966



  • Several small sheets or a tablet of your favorite WC paper approx 9 x 12 or thereabouts
  • Favorite watercolors
  • A small variety of drawing tools.   Pencil, permanent pen(s), a marker or 2 of various sizes
  • SketchbookThe following items are optional if you have them around the house:
  • An old wood handled watercolor brush  
  • Small piece of medium grade sandpaper
  • small piece of white candle.  Birthday candles work.
  • tissues

WAS-H Class Paintings: Impressionism Fast and Loose

The following paintings were timed landscapes, some including figures.  Pushing the envelope, out of our comfort range, learning & growing!

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