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.
After Matisse, Bonnard and Cezanne in the East wing of the National Gallery
This is one of E.’s demo sketches from last weekend’s workshop.
From our weekend workshop–it was a thrill to see the students pour themselves into their sketchbooks. Two different vantage points of the same woodsy fountain, for two groups of students, here they are looking toward the fountain (I don’t have a picture of the fountain itself), working away.
These are snapshots of nibbles before and after our workshop. We really enjoyed working with the painters. Thank you all again for coming. We are excited about tomorrow at the National Gallery.
I asked Elizabeth why she thought we do what we do and what we hope to teach in our upcoming workshop. I am moved by what she wrote:
“I went on a walk and tried to get words around it. It’s hard because it involves a way of thinking about life as well as a way to practically get more art into every day.
What we’ve been able to figure out with practice has to do with allowing for pleasure, for contemplation, for meditation, for beauty, for, and I believe this with my whole heart, a transformative experience.
What we are really doing when we draw every day is to see and interpret and transform our experience of the everyday. Elevating it and us with it. “
In an ideal world I would have worked a bit longer at this sketch, found more information, this is what I made with the time I had.
This is a corner of my Dad’s study at the Jackson House, it gives a taste of the density of stuff in his house. I like the contrast between interior and exterior and the pice of pottery thrills me.
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.
Would you like to join us to practice sketching on-the-spot in watercolor? Three spots are available in our workshop April 28&29. You will have the chance to create different kinds of watercolor sketches with a minimum of time and materials, including museum sketches. We will both demonstrate and work with you one-on-one. Click here for details.