Wednesday, August 9, 2017

After the Workshop in Tenants Harbor, Now What ?

I know how hard it is to get back into a routine after attending a workshop . How do you  put into practice all you learned? The only way I know is to ..... Yup ! you guessed it , Practice ....

Here is some of what I have practiced this week along with putting some color  washes on my sketches.

This is a 1/2 sheet which I divided off with masking tape and focused on shapes . I used my sketchbook as a reference as well as my photos. No drawing just focusing on shapes ( whoops! I did draw on the sketch on the far right) 
I know this one has nothing to do with Maine it is just what I felt like practicing today , again thinking shapes and not things.
 I also put some color on my sketches .

 Remember to always go back to what you know .  Sketch simply ,  Use a limited palette , practice brush strokes (learn what your brush can do ) Think focal point , values , composition and HAVE FUN while you are practicing and  paint what you love and love what you paint . 

If I can help you in any way please email me . I can help you via email, Skype or FaceTime .  Till Next time " Keep your brush wet and your sketchbook by your side "


Tuesday, August 1, 2017

A Joy Filled Workshop held in Tenants Harbor and Port Clyde, Maine

    What a joy to teach these hard working ladies , I am so proud of all them .  It was a wonderful three day experience for all of us.

 We started each day sketching and then moved into studying and practicing fundamental art principles and doing practices in the afternoon. We even took a field trip to Port Clyde where I demonstrated how to sketch  with a sharpened stick and ink. 

  Barbara Aras and I planned a small workshop group to ensure everyone received the  personal attention they needed to enable them to improve their own artwork and way of working.

                   We had fun sketching in and around Tenants Harbor as well as Port Clyde

Looking forward to teaching The Joy of Watercolor and Watercolor Sketching  in Tenants Harbor again next year.  

Workshop will be held July 24-26, 2018 from 9am-4pm . Cost $175  We will once again limit the number of students to ensure individual attention. If you are interested please email me at my website  A deposit will hold your spot and will be refundable till April 1, 2018

Till Next time " Keep your brush wet
and your sketchbook by your side "