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

Neighborhood Watch

Neighborhood Watch, 19 x 14″ transparent watercolor on paper

News Team Painting Progress Slideshow

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My recent little 11 x 14″ oil painting was a chance to paint some favorite models using materials I rarely play with:  oils.  Because a friend recommended Gamblin oil paints, they are so buttery I don’t have to use solvents, even when I clean brushes.  They wash with Lava soap and water!  Oh, AND between painting sessions I keep my palette from drying out by storing it in our old garage freezer!

News Team

Alla prima oil painting of my favorite News Team:

11 x 14" oil on canvas
News Team, 11 x 14″ oil on canvas

Cozy Comfort

Demo for Mayville VFW last week:

10 x 8" mixed watermedia on paper
10 x 8″ mixed watermedia on paper

chair drawing

We took 3 shapes–chair, table and rectangle behind it–and we each created our own little corner.  Students’ work will be posted soon.