Author Archives: Jo Myers-Walker

Watercolor playgroup

On June 26 I was at Shalom Spirituality Center in Dubuque, facilitating the first session of Watercolor Playgroup, a plein air retreat. Unfortunately for the “plein air” plans, it rained all afternoon, so we took our artmaking inside. We worked … Continue reading

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On the calendar

Watercolor Playgroup, series of 3 classes at Shalom Spirituality Center (Dubuque, IA), Saturdays, June 26 (1–4 p.m.), July 31 (3–5:30 p.m.), and August 21 (3–5:30 p.m.), 2021 Update:  Join us for the July 31 and/or August 21 class for $25.00 per session! Call the office at Shalom Spirituality … Continue reading

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Ready to get outdoors

In the Spring an artist’s fancy lightly turns to thoughts of … plein air painting!* Online watercolor classes were a great way to escape the winter climate; as the weather grew nicer, my students and I were growing impatient to get … Continue reading

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April classes: Painting Monet’s gardens

For my Zoom watercolor classes in April we are painting Monet’s gardens, focusing on water, trees and flowers. We work from a photo, a value sketch, and a color palette before we start painting. See the Classes and Events page … Continue reading

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Creating with Heidi

On Wednesday I had an enjoyable phone call with friend Heidi Kaisand, owner of Hen & Chicks Studio in Conrad, Iowa, for her show “Create With Heidi.” The show is broadcast each week on KFJB radio, AM 1230 in Marshalltown, … Continue reading

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New class dates for March

I’ve added March class dates to the Classes and Events page — send me an email (jomyerswalker@gmail.com) if you’d like to join us! We’ll continue our “staycation” theme — above, I just could not resist adding birds to this view … Continue reading

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Visiting Lussan via watercolor

Both of these scenes are from the restored medieval town of Lussan in southern France. Above:  I was fascinated with the door grillwork. These magnificent doorways were very old and imposing. Below:  La Petite Auberge de Lussan is a small … Continue reading

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Current events

The Iowa Watercolor Society’s online Members Show includes one of my South Beach-inspired paintings. Take a virtual stroll through a variety of works by artists throughout the state! February’s Zoom watercolor classes continue our “staycation” theme, and we’re going abroad for … Continue reading

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The class visits Italy

My watercolor class “staycation” continues! These sketches and paintings from recent weeks feature views of the Italian countryside, which I visited during a Franciscan Pilgrimage to Assisi several years back. During that trip our group traveled in vans and we … Continue reading

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Class trip

I decided we needed a “staycation” break in my Zoom watercolor classes, so this month we’re going abroad for our painting subjects! Recently we used this scene of Rue Martainville in Rouen, France. I visited Rouen for a month in … Continue reading

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