Studio Class Poppies

These are my Studio Artist/Students’ poppy paintings from earlier this week.  A lesson on masking.  Aren’t they grand?!

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Nocturne

Painting “Nocturne” was an exciting new avenue to explore.  This week I prepared canvas panels for my Studio Class students and me to experiment with watercolor.  None of us had ever tried this technique but it turned out to be quite satisfactory as a versatile watercolor surface.  Most importantly, canvas won’t need to be put under glazing (glass or plexiglass).  What a good thing!  Here’s my first try; my demo watercolor on canvas:

Nocturne, 11 x 14" transparent watercolor on canvas panel
Nocturne, 11 x 14″ transparent watercolor on canvas panel

Impressionism Class at WAS-H was Great Fun

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For 2 days we borrowed the brushes of the likes of Monet, Bonnard and others to master a few of their techniques.  We worked fast and furiously!  What a pleasure to work with such spirited artists.

Some of the email comments received after class:

“Thanks so much for teaching your workshop. Your enthusiasm is infectious.”

“Thank you for facilitating such a great workshop!  You truly are an inspiring and great teacher.  I am so glad I took the class and I know I will use a lot of what you shared with us,  I will particularly cherish my “baton” as I so enjoyed that exercise and really felt that it helped me to loosen up.”

After Monet Meadow at Giverny

After Monet Meadodw at Giverny, 10 x 8" watercolor on paper
After Monet Meadow at Giverny, 10 x 8″ watercolor on paper

A 30 minute demo painting from this past weekend at the Watercolor Art Society-Houston.  We painted up a storm during our 2 day workshop on Impressionism and had such a great time!  Student’s amazing work will be posted shortly.

Studio Classes Monday Afternoons in Katy, TX

We Reminisce, 20 x 16" transparent botanical watercolor on paper
We Reminisce, 20 x 16″ transparent botanical watercolor on paper
Sweet Spot Plein Air Geranium, 20 x 16" transparent watercolor on paper
Sweet Spot Plein Air Geranium, 20 x 16″ transparent watercolor on paper

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This fall holds some special watercolor opportunities in Susan Giannantonio’s home studio.  We will cover a variety of subjects from botanicals to figure work, still life to landscape.  Pass this info along to your friends.  Limited space available Monday afternoons from 1 to 3:30 pm.  Choose the dates you are available and sign up here:

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Dream Garden 2, 2015

Dream Garden 2, 2015, 16 x 10" transparent watercolor botanical on paper
Dream Garden 2, 2015, 16 x 20″ transparent watercolor botanical on paper

Dream Garden 1

Dream Garden 1, 2015, 20 x 16″ transparent watercolor botanical on paper

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Sweet Spot Plein Air Geranium

Sweet Spot Plein Air Geranium, 20 x 16" transparent watercolor on paper
Sweet Spot Plein Air Geranium, 20 x 16″ transparent watercolor on paper

Sometimes a brush just knows where to paint if you get out of the way.