Author Archives: Jo Myers-Walker

Garden scene for Zoom class

Update:  Check out the Classes and Events page for updated class times and prices! 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 … Continue reading

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Watercolor classes via Zoom

Update:  Check out the Classes and Events page for updated class times and prices! Previous post:  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 … Continue reading

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Art on the square

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

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Adaptive cycling

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

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Watercolor process demo

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

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Safe at home

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

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Surviving creatively

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

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A sketchy start

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

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Radio interview

Update:  I was honored to be interviewed by Carole Horowitz for a segment of her radio show “KHOI Previews the Arts” on Thursday, April 16. KHOI FM is a community radio station where I volunteered in my Ames/Gilbert days, which … Continue reading

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Products with a purpose (sticky post)

To find products to benefit: The ALS Association Iowa Chapter: See my blog post Cards to help fight ALS for information on “Family and Friends: Cards to support The ALS Association Iowa Chapter,” a set of notecards to raise money … Continue reading

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