WAS-H Class Paintings: Impressionism Fast and Loose

The following paintings were timed landscapes, some including figures.  Pushing the envelope, out of our comfort range, learning & growing!

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Impressionism Class Looking at Van Gogh Watercolor Figures

Yesterday’s fast studies helped change the way we see the human form.

Impressionism Class Day 1 Landscape Masterpieces!

Yesterday at the Watercolor Art Society-Houston, artists were excited to realize they could produce such wonderful Impressionism! 

I wasn’t surprised at all–They worked energetically!  For slideshow of many paintings they produced, check below….

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Collaborative Cezanne

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A couple weeks ago our group traveled to the base of Mont Sainte-Victoire, stood in the footsteps of Cezanne and sketched.  The following day I tried something I’d never done with a class before– We painted these collaborative paintings (above), which turned out to be one of my favorite trip experiences.  The small house you see in the background of the photo, below, was where Matisse lived in St. Paul de Vence.

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This week at Mayville Watercolors Gallery

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Ruby Allen Studio Visit


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What a treat yesterday when my friend Susan Blanchard and I visited the marvelous watermedia artist and friend Ruby Allen in her studio.  Ruby was a gracious host to be so generous with her time.  What an inspiration!

Much to my surprise, when we went to lunch, what should we discover at the entrance to the Hope Village Tea Room in Friendswood, TX?  MY COW!  So many years ago, I painted dog portraits onto this cow for a Houston fundraiser and it was great fun to see it once again!


Evolution of Houston Whimsy

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Katy Studio Class Artwork This Week

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

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.”