Why do I paint? First of all it, is an extraordinary gift and a satisfying meditative process. I’m able to let go of the drudgeries of daily life and be there, wherever it is that I’m painting. I am equally comfortable with a still life set up in front of me, or outdoors in the elements painting my little plein air studies. Light and shade, how to capture the essence of a place on paper, or canvas, all appeal to me.
That is what I want to impart to you!
Additional Supplies Participants Must Bring to the Workshop:
Watercolors (your choice)
Brushes (small, med. #8 , large # 12 and a flat 1″)
Paper: W/C Blocks but,
I prefer Cold Press Sheet Paper (if using will need backing board)
Pencil and eraser
Easel, if you’d like
Chair for outdoor painting
About the Instructor
“Beware of Artists – they mix with all classes of society and therefore are most dangerous” —–Quote from Queen Victoria
I sold my first painting when I was sixteen at theannual student art show in Norwalk, Ohio. It was a landscape painted in oil. My grandmother, who took up painting when she was 65, had given me some of her used tubes to try out the medium. In my senior year art class I began to draw with pen & ink, then added watercolor washes for color. I found that that medium suited me better.
My faith in watercolors became my ultimate challenge. Because I didn’t know how to transfer the glow of an evening sunset sky or the excitement of an outdoor atmospheric moment to paper with watercolor, Ibasically started to re teach myself a new way to apply paint.
Chicago School for Fashion Design and Illustration