Category Archives: Classes

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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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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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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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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Looking forward to Monday

Update:  Check out the Classes and Events page for updated class times and prices! I’ve been working on this sketch for Monday’s class. There are three “Simply Watercolor” Zoom classes left this month — Mondays, October 12, 19, and 26, 2020; … Continue reading

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Autumn barn (Zoom class on Saturday)

Update:  Check out the Classes and Events page for updated class times and prices! For Saturday’s class: A little architecture in the Fall with a barn! We will discuss perspective. I’m teaching a Zoom class this Saturday, October 10, 2020, 10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m. … Continue reading

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Simply Watercolor (Zoom classes in October)

Update:  Check out the Classes and Events page for updated class times and prices! Mondays in October, I’m offering “Simply Watercolor,” a series of one-hour online watercolor classes via Zoom. Classes will be from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. CDT (Central Daylight … Continue reading

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