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. Pictured: My traveling companions and I … Continue reading

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New class dates for March

I’ve added March class dates to the Classes and Events page. We’ll continue our “staycation” theme — above, I just could not resist adding birds to this view of the Château de Lussan in southern France (link is to Google … 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 (IWS’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. Note: This show has ended — check out the IWS website to … 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:  See the Classes and Events page for current offerings. 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; 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Central … Continue reading

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Autumn barn (Zoom class on Saturday)

Update:  See the Classes and Events page for current offerings. 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. Central Daylight Time.

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Simply Watercolor (Zoom classes in October)

Update:  See the Classes and Events page for current offerings. 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 Time) on October 5, 12, … Continue reading

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