Still Crazy Life

Still Crazy Life, 16 x 12" transparent watercolor on rough watercolor paper
Still Crazy Life, 16 x 12″ transparent watercolor on rough watercolor paper

Evolution of Houston Whimsy

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Houston Whimsy

Watercolor Art Society-Houston’s Theme for February is Houston!  Here’s my painting–

Houston Whimsy, 22 x 30" transparent watercolor on 300lb paper
Houston Whimsy, 22 x 30″ transparent watercolor on 300lb paper

Katy Studio Class Artwork This Week

Everyone had a unique, impressionistic take on this still life!  Bravo artists!

Katy Studio Classes February-March 2016

Shastas, Evening, 9 x 12 transparent watercolor with wax resist
Shastas, Evening, 9 x 12 transparent watercolor with wax resist

Studio Classes
Mondays, 1:00 to 3:30 pm
Katy, TX

February 1 – 29:  Post Impressionism-Freedom of Color and Design (with Watercolor and Gouache)
March 7 – 21:  Abstraction and Collage (with Acrylics; *see below)

Post Impressionism–Freedom of Color and Design
5 Mondays in February
Beginning Monday, February 1, 1 to 3:30 in my home studio

Be inspired by the stunning work of the masters, then try out their loose, brilliant approach to design and color. It may well give you the confidence you are looking for in your own work.  Fun exercises abound each week.  Homework & critique encouraged; all levels and abilities welcome.  Honest.  You will feel right at home.

We will look at paintings by Vuillard, Bonnard, Sargent, Homer, Gauguin, Cezanne, Trevena.

Interested?  Reply to this post and please let me know which days you would like to join in.  As you know, my space is small. (my website scheduler is on the fritz). Each session is a stand-alone lesson so come when you can.

*March Classes
Looking ahead,
March classes will feature acrylics of all kinds from inks to heavy body acrylics.  Some weeks will explore collage and nonrepresentational fun!

Know someone who might be interested?  Pass the word!

Paint Provence and the French Riviera in October!

Eze, Valdiney Pimenta via Flickr creative commons
Eze, Valdiney Pimenta photographer courtesy Flickr creative commons

Make memories! Paint with me in October as we explore exquisitely beautiful destinations.  Timothee, our guide, has vast experience in this area of France and knows how to make every destination special.

We will have many opportunities to paint and sketch in the footsteps of Van Gogh, Cezanne, Monet and many others.

We will travel together as a small group (approx.  15) visiting, sketching, dining and staying in lovely and memorable locations.  Fewer than 10 places remain available so don’t wait!  Click on the link below to read the itinerary.  At the bottom of the itinerary, click and print a sign-up form.  Mail your form with deposit ASAP to hold your place.

French Riviera and Provence October Painting Trip

Bessie Lucille

I spent quite a long time with my dear Grandma Bessie while painting this. During the process I saw my mother’s likeness, my own, my sisters and even my nieces showed up from time to time. Grandma was such a profound part of our lives,  She and I bought our first watercolors together!  I hope she’d like her portrait.

Bessie Lucille, 30 x 22" transparent watercolor on paper
Bessie Lucille, 30 x 22″ transparent watercolor on paper

Studio Classes Jan-March 2016, Katy, TX

My Garden Array, 22 x 30" transparent watercolor on paper
My Garden Array, 22 x 30″ transparent watercolor on paper

Studio Classes
Mondays, 1:00 to 3:30 pm
Katy, TX

February 1 – 29:  Post Impressionism-Freedom of Color and Design (with Watercolor and Gouache)
March 7 – 21:  Abstraction and Collage with Acrylics (see below)

Post Impressionism–Freedom of Color and Design

5 Mondays in February
Beginning Monday, February 1, 1 to 3:30 in my home studio

Be inspired by the stunning work of the masters, then try out their loose, brilliant approach to design and color. It may well give you the confidence you are looking for in your own work.  Fun exercises abound each week.  Homework & critique encouraged; all levels and abilities welcome.  Honest.  You will feel right at home.

We will look at paintings by Vuillard, Bonnard, Sargent, Homer, Gauguin, Cezanne, Trevena.

Reply to this post and please let me know which days you would like to join in.  As you know, my space is small. (my website scheduler is on the fritz). Each session is a stand-alone lesson so come when you can.

March Classes
Looking ahead,
March classes will feature acrylics of all kinds from inks to heavy body acrylics.  Some weeks will explore collage and nonrepresentational fun!

Know someone who might be interested?  Pass the word!