I’ll be at Studio Hop (810 Hope St, Providence, RI) this Sunday doing an oil painting demonstration from 12-5PM.
A wide variety of my work (mostly oil paintings but also watercolors such as the one below) will be on display and on sale. I hope you can stop by!
There are still spots in next Friday’s landscape sketching workshop and in my September garden on-the-spot classes. The sessions will be an opportunity to sketch on-the-spot, responding to the information at hand in watercolor, pen and ink or oil. Information here.
In the painting above I worked from photographs of next Friday’s location, combining the references and adding ideas inspired by my own musings on the gardener and late-summer garden possibilities. In addition I layered color in an attempt to convey depth and vibrancy.
During our Friday sessions we will discus not only capturing what we see but also emphasizing what is interesting to our eye and what serves the composition.
Please join me for a week of watercolour landscape sketching in Haliburton next month.
Have you ever wanted to paint a landscape with watercolour but just didn’t know where to begin? When we are outdoors and looking around at what could be a landscape sketch, it is so easy to get sidetracked by the details or feel unsure about what to focus on or how to determine where your sketch should start or end.
Over our week together, I’ll show you how to begin, what to look for (and look out for) as well as how to “see” and the big and useful shapes. My goal is to teach you how to create a quick, loose impression of a place on the spot in watercolour.
Instruction will be by demonstration and one on one.
Here’s a link to the course information and registration.
I hope to paint with you there!
Landscape Sketching & Painting
Course Number: ARTS222
A sketch from the Shakespeare’s Head garden in Providence, RI. Today I am working on class notes for two landscape painting workshops this month: July 21 in Providence, RI and July 31 in McLean, VA. There are still spots in both, I hope you can join me. Click here for more information.
This sketch is from the carpet shop Loominous in Providence, RI., a possible location for one of June’s watercolor-on-the-spot classes.Wednesdays, 12:30-2PM. Click here for details.
On April 7 we will kick off Embellishment and Adornment, a series of 6 classes at the RISD Museum in Providence, RI inspired by All of Everything. Though it is a drawing class we will use many types of media during the course, including watercolor. We will explore a range of techniques through which to engage the art and the museum, in a new way, while also developing our artistic practice in a manner that can be carried into our daily lives. Join us and find out how this 6 week course can change the way you see, expand your skill set and feed your creative self.
Classes meet Thursdays from 12:00-1:30.
To see the course listing online and register click on the image.
From a few minutes sketching portraits at the RISD Museum planning for our (the team for this one being Nick Carter, Coleen Chan, Hollis Mickey and myself) class Drawing room back to the basics intensive: six consecutive days of drawing! at the Museum, February 23-28. (Registration here.)
We are offering a weekend watercolor drawing and painting workshop in McLean, Virginia April 30 and May 1, 2016. Registration for this workshop is open until March 5. More information is available here.
We will be drawing and painting on-the-spot at an historic residence, subjects will include; landscape, botanical studies, interiors and still life using the grounds of the estate as well as the eclectic collection of objects housed there.
This is an opportunity to get comfortable sketching outside of the studio, to expand your subject matter, or perhaps even to begin your artistic practice in the company of other artists. You will get a chance to interact with us as we both sketch and paint demonstration sketches as well as clear feedback from us tailored to your own work. Techniques covered will include color impressions, easy perspective, pencil and pen and ink.