Author Archives: Jo Myers-Walker

Painting while dogsitting

Earlier this summer I spent some time dogsitting with my daughter’s beloved dogs Frank and Bella (both females), shown at right; then more recently with another daughter’s dog Olive, shown below. Olive is very affectionate and used to sitting on … Continue reading

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Wrapping up summer at Shalom

To round out the Watercolor Playgroup series with our August session, we started by making prints of our feet using washable tempera paint in flat pans. Lots of giggles doing this, but so fun! While the footprints were drying we … Continue reading

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Scenes at Shalom

For our July Watercolor Playgroup at Shalom Spirituality Center, I took photos of the grounds outside, then using a viewfinder found a part that spoke to me rather than painting the whole yard. We painted the closeup area and added … Continue reading

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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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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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