Moveable Paintbox Workshop! April 28 and 29, Washington Dc

Margaret and I have hatched a new workshop.  We’ll demonstrate and teach our method for painting and drawing on the spot.

Workshop schedule:
Saturday, April 28, 1-5PM, McLean, VA  and  Sunday, April 29 from  11AM-2PM National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC

Saturday’s portion of the workshop will be held at a private 17th-century farmhouse filled with interesting objects. On Sunday we will visit the National Gallery of Art and sketch from the collection.

 Information and registration here.


After Bonnard
The Jackson House
After Vuillard


le Jardin des Plantes

jardin des plantes

Friday we took the Bateau Bus to the Jardin des Plantes.  After finishing my sketch I walked over to E. and looked at hers.  I loved it and pulled out my camera to take a photograph of what she was looking at.  But the painting wash’t there.  All of the elements were there -the particular plants shapes, color cues, various figures moving in and out, pathway-but E. had used them as raw material and gauged their scale and position to create a dynamic composition composition .  It was exciting to see. (I was sitting under and to the left of the tree on the right of E’s sketch.  Her sketch is 5″x8″, in a regular, light-weight, moleskine sketchbook.  Mine is 5″x7″ on aqua board.jardin des plantes watercolor