Blue Moon 2015

More experiments with botanicals.  This time with acrylic on canvas.  Last night while I painted there was a magical

Blue Moon 2015, 20 x 16" acrylic on canvas
Blue Moon 2015, 20 x 16″ acrylic on canvas

blue moon…

What a Fun Botanical Class!

botanical class july 2015
L to R: Sandy Lu, Nancy McMillan, Kathy Bell, Lynne Woods, Varsha Shah, Candice Meyer, Beverly Aderholt, Annice Butler, Dodie Meeks, Heather Jones Taylor, Susan Giannantonio, Beth Graham, Barbara Hall, Judy Chang, Jan McNeill (absent from photo)

Today wrapped up a fabulous workshop experience with such lovely artists doing botanical paintings at the Watercolor Art Society-Houston.  What a beautiful class, and check out that technology!  I hope artists will send me photos of their  artwork to share.  They did beautiful paintings in class!

Special Delivery

Special Delivery, 9 x 12 transparent watercolor on paper

A botanical painting
A botanical painting

We’re painting botanicals in a workshop on Monday and Tuesday July 20 & 21 at the Watercolor Art Society-Houston from 9:30 to 3:30.  You can register right up to the last minute here:  

Botanical Class Registration

Trees and Edges

Yesterday’s lesson at the Mayville VFW explored the concept of creating hard and soft edges with watercolor.  This was my demo:

Trees and Edges, 9 1/2 x 7 1/2" transparent watercolor, Inktense pencil
Trees and Edges, 9 1/2 x 7 1/2″ transparent watercolor, Inktense pencil

Garden Dream

A botanical sketch from the garden today:

Garden Dream, 9 1/2 x 7 1/2" transparent watercolor
Garden Dream, 9 1/2 x 7 1/2″ transparent watercolor

2-Day Trees and Botanical Techniques Workshop

Monday & Tuesday,  July 20 & 21, 9:30-3:30, $100.
Watercolor Art Society-Houston (WAS-H)
1601 West Alabama, Houston, TX  77006
713 942-9966

Bossy, 16 x 12" transparent watercoor on watercolor board
Bossy, 16 x 12″ transparent watercoor on watercolor board

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: , or email Susan:

This class sold out last time so sign up now before it is too late!  Click for registration form:

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