If, Then

A few watercolor techniques used by John Singer Sargent were used here, but playfully abstract.

If, Then watercolor painting
If, Then, 8 x 10″ watermedia on paper


Tree Fantasy 3 Demo

These fantasy trees seem to paint themselves.  A nice way to practice texture techniques with watercolor.

Tree Fantasy 3 demo
14 x 11″ transparent watercolor, Watercolor Art Society-Houston demo

Art Fair Caprice 1

Art Fair Caprice 1, 14.5 x 11.5″ mixed watermedia on 300 lb watercolor paper

Art Fair Caprice 1 watercolor
Art Fair Caprice, 14.5 x 11.5″ mixed watermedia on 300 lb watercolor paper

Immerse Yourself in 4 Weeks of John Singer Sargent

 Immerse yourself in 4 Weeks of John Singer Sargent

Post Impressionism Painting Class

Tuesdays, 1-4 p.m. March 18, 25, April 1, 8, 2014

Watercolor Art Society-Houston (WAS-H)
1601 West Alabama
Houston, TX  77006
713 942-9966
Susan Giannantonio, lucholiz@gmail.com
$150/ 4 week sesssion.  $140 if you register at least 2 weeks prior to classes!
Register here, top of page:  www.watercolorhouston.org
Special Feature!  Class #1 of 4 will be held at the Sargent Exhibition at the MFA,H!
March 18 class will meet at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston where, together as a class, we will enjoy the exhibition John Singer Sargent: The Watercolors.   You will receive further info about this first class by email after you sign up.  Admission ticket to this incredible exhibition may be obtained at museum entrances or online.  Read all about the exhibition here:  http://www.mfah.org/exhibitions/john-singer-sargent-watercolors/
 MFA,H Sargent Catalog
Be inspired by the stunning work of Sargent as we meet for classes #2-4 at WAS-H and investigate his methods and look closely at his style.  We will try our hand at painting parts of his many subjects and eventually attempt to put some of his brilliant methods to work on our own favorite painting subjects.
Exhibition catalog is available at the MFA,H bookstore and is not required but strongly recommended as a textbook for this class.
Join us!


Tree Fantasy 2 Demo

A demo for the Watercolor Art Society-Houston.

Tree Fantasy 2 Demo
Tree Fantasy 2 Demo, 15 x 22″ transparent watercolor on 300 lb cotton rag paper

Musée d’Orsay Memory Sketch

I love watching people look at art.

Musee dOrsay Sketch
Musée d’Orsay Memory Sketch, 9 x 6″ transparent watercolor in sketchbook

Who’s Walking By?

Mr. Beasley posed for my watercolor sketch yesterday, watching the blue heron strategizing how to get to the fish in our pond.

Who's Walking By? watercolor
Who’s Walking By?, 9 x 6 watercolor sketch

Zagreb Esplanade Hotel Sketch

In September 2013, sitting on the patio of Hotel Esplanade, I attempted to get started on my Croatia sketchbook.

Zagreb Esplanade Patio Sketch
Zagreb Esplanade Patio Sketch, September 2013, 6 x 9″ transparent watercolor

Lost and Found sketch

In class today (Impressionism/Post Impressionism) we looked at edges.  One of the most important aspects of a painting is the way one object sits against the next in your picture.  We are attempting to work fast but be mindful of having a wide variety of edges to hold the viewer’s interest, including “lost and found” edges.  My students “got it”!  We only had 1/2 hour to grab small objects and compose with our brush; no time to waste!  My result:

Lost and Found
Lost and Found watercolor sketchbook sketch, 9 x 6″

Ready, Set, Go

Ready Set Go
Ready, Set, Go, 27 x 21″ transparent watercolor on rough paper

The painting was barely finished, almost wet as I framed it and rushed it to the Watercolor Art Society-Houston this morning!

“Every new painting is like throwing myself into the water without knowing how to swim.” – Édouard Manet. "If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced." – Vincent Van Gogh

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