Friday, August 26, 2016

Watercolor Workshop at the Winery - Day One

Just returned from my trip to Ohio, where I had my annual Watercolor Workshop at the Wolf Creek Winery in Norton.

On Day One, we designed and painted an Art Nouveau project.  Here's a look at the first day of the workshop --

Welcoming everyone from all over Ohio, as well as Indiana and Illinois.

Demonstrating the warm wet-in-wet underpainting, with salt added for texture

Finding our reference material

Talking about Art Nouveau design and how to simplify and transfer the refere

Cheers, everybody!  I love these guys!
Now that we all have our wine, let the critiques begin!

No one had finished their painting, so we just looked at each one, and offered suggestions as far as what to do next, and how to finish.

Monday, August 8, 2016

Annual 4-Day Watercolor Workshop in Durango -- SEPT 16-19, 2016

I'm excited to announce my Annual 4-Day Watercolor Workshop in Durango, Co.  This year, it will be held September 16-19, 2016.

This year will be special and bittersweet, since it will probably be my last workshop in my home/studio in Durango.  We are planning to move in the spring of 2017.

If you're going to be in the area in September, please join me for one, two, three, or all 4 days of this workshop.

On Friday, Sept. 16,
we will be painting Color Wheel Mandalas (Radial Negative Painting)

On Saturday & Sunday, Sept. 17 & 18,
we will be painting a two-day project, a large Prism Painting.  (You'll have to sign up for both days.)

On Monday, Sept. 19,
we will be painting "From the Ground Up" Fantasy Landscapes.

PRICE:  (includes beverages and a gourmet lunch)

$375. (all 4 days)
$300 (3 days)
$225 (2 days)
$150 (1 day)

We will meet from 9 am to 4 pm daily.

To register for the class, or to ask me any questions you may have -- Contact me (Pat) at

Hope to see you in September --

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Art Retreat in Estes Park - DAY FOUR

This was our final full day of the retreat, and all were busy working on their paintings, as well as  practicing their skits for the evening.

Cecilia, working on her Color Wheel Mandala

Carol, working on "Violet"

Linda and Cristy





Roxanne's Mandala
Cheri, working in her sketchbook

Gina, critiquing her own work -- deciding where the darks should go.

Wow!  These mandalas are turning out so beautifully!





Time for clean water and a break -- and another delicious lunch . . .

Roxanne, working in her sketchbook

Mo and Barbara

After lunch, we painted the Outer Circle of the Mandalas . . . 



We also finished the Aquabord paintings -- 

Becky, working on her Fish on Aquabord

Barbara, working in her sketchbook

Judi's Mandala

Dianne, working on her Mandala

Cheri, painting the Outer Circle of her Mandala





Everyone enjoyed painting their Outer Circles on their Mandalas -- in order to finish off their paintings.

Prepping for the Evening Gathering . . . 

Displaying all the finished paintings . . . 

It's going to be hard to say goodbye to all these new friends . . . 

 . . . and hard to leave this beautiful place!

Cheri and Pat

We all had a blast -- performing and watching -- the Rhyming Rap Skits ("Jed Clampett Meets Hamilton") . . . 

A round of applause for a successful Art Retreat, and a fantastic group of women!

Time for some group shots and to enjoy the beautiful sunset and view, one more time . . . 

And, finally, a huge thanks to my photographers -- my son, Zach, and my hubby, Alan . . .