From roving watercolor class today. I started with a bit of green at about the middle of my page and worked my way from there, one thing to the next. Below are a few of our sketches which I thought came out beautifully. The challenge is screening out the cacophony of information to see the whole, but express it through the parts…as always I am grateful to the intrepid participants for dealing with unexpected parking challenges. It was a gorgeous day, breezy under the trees and we were serenaded by Robbins . Once again I noticed what feels phenomenal-that the longer I sat sketching and looking at things, the more interested I became in them and the more affection I felt for them, the more I enjoyed myself. this is a screenshot from an app I am very god of called “WeCroak”.
Join me for roving watercolor classes in Thursday afternoons in Providence, indoors and out, all manner of subjects and locations. A la carte class cards available here.
From yesterday’s roving watercolor class on the Woonasquatucket River in Olneyville.
Yesterday we began the summer session of roving watercolor classes in North Providence. Once again I am impressed with my intrepid students and by the fact that we can all sit down to make a picture in a busy day. To go someplace new, brave the unexpected, figure out where I am in the park, even. After all that they are greeted with a combination architectural / water feature (gasp). I am amazed they don’t go running to sit down to a nice civilized lunch instead. Of all things, with so much to do, despite the traffic and being needed by family/people/groups, and a complicated bridge staring them in the face we sit down for a few minutes and paint.
This is a photo of my niece and I from a couple of years ago working on the spot at my dad’s house. Those sketches shaped pieces which are on exhibition this month at the AS220 Project Space in Providence, RI.
The show opens today. You can see it and details online here.
I’ll be teaching a weekend painting workshop at a farm on Block Island this August. Demonstrations will be in oil but all media are welcome. Click Here for more information.
I jog along this path once or twice a week in all weather. This is part of my show Pathways at AS220 in Providence, RI, and one of several paintings of this spot). Click here to see the show online.
Grappling with snow I’ve been studying Dianna Armflield’s oil paintings of sheep in the winter landscape.
Watercolor and pencil on 6″x6″ hot press watercolor paper.
Trying to see the light dark patterns.