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The Virtual Left Bank StudioI've sold the "bank" building in Gilbert and am excited to go virtual with The Left Bank Studio and continue to create and make things! Please let me know what you are doing and we will update my goings-on here each week.
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Author Archives: Jo Myers-Walker
I had the honor of painting the label artwork for this year’s Oktoberfest wine from Ackerman Winery in Amana, Iowa. The winery, in business since 1956, is known for their sweet fruit wines and adventurous varieties. They describe 2020’s Oktoberfest … Continue reading
I’ve been working on the sketch, first wash, and second wash of this backyard garden scene for my Zoom watercolor class. I send the images to the students in advance so they can copy the sketch and prepare to paint … Continue reading
I’m staying connected with students by offering watercolor classes online using Zoom! They are happening on a weekly basis; the day varies. I send out a black-and-white sketch, first and second wash before class. Then students can copy the sketch … Continue reading
Art Domestique, “the gallery on the square” in Washington, Iowa, is featuring my watercolor paintings in the show Imagination Unbinds Hope (“colorful narratives to lift your spirits”!) through July 29, 2020. (Update: this exhibit has now ended. “Thank you” to Art … Continue reading
Last summer my family pitched in to help me get a new ride, a yellow trike with two big wheels in back and a basket with plenty of room for art supplies. This summer it’s residing at my daughter’s nearby, … Continue reading
Check out my painting demonstration on YouTube! I recorded myself working at home, and media consultant Devin Walker (my son) gave me technical advice and edited the video into its final form. As I’m painting I describe the process of … Continue reading
Marisa is home safely from Muscatine and sheltering in place, where she can watch me paint (and I can talk to her!). She had been part of the “Hard Won, Not Done” exhibit at the Muscatine Art Center, commemorating the … Continue reading
I like making things, something to keep my hands busy at night while watching Netflix. Living alone I miss human contact in these social-distancing days, so making face masks was a way to connect with people from a safe distance. … Continue reading
By the time a painting is finished, I’ve done a scene three times. I start with a sketch, moving and overlapping shapes using tracing paper to plan the composition. Here I’m experimenting with the arrangement and gestures of a family … Continue reading