Category Archives: Travelogue

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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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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The class visits Italy

My watercolor class “staycation” continues! These sketches and paintings from recent weeks feature views of the Italian countryside, which I visited during a Franciscan Pilgrimage to Assisi several years back. During that trip our group traveled in vans and we … Continue reading

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Welcoming autumn in Amana

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

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Paintings at La Poste

Update:  This year’s IWS Annual Exhibition in Perry has now ended. See the post “Well-traveled” for a followup! I’m honored to have two of my paintings in this year’s Iowa Watercolor Society (IWS) Annual Exhibition. Here I’m dropping them off … Continue reading

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Our Lady of the Prairie

I traveled to Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat near Wheatland, Iowa to facilitate a workshop on Contemplative Prayer in Watercolor, as part of a Winter Sabbatical for Religious Sisters. It was a restful day of painting and writing in … Continue reading

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Retreat day out in the country

When I was in central Iowa recently, I was seeing my daughter’s family but also teaching at the farm home of Judy and Mike Coverdale. Judy and I spent two days painting and we came up with the idea to … Continue reading

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Burlington workshop

(Above left)  Here I am at the Art Center of Burlington teaching watercolor techniques. It is always fun to meet new artists and be inspired in their environment. Because it was raining we could not go out and paint the … Continue reading

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