Thursday, September 22, 2016

Durango Watercolor Workshop - Day One

This was the first day of my last watercolor workshop at my home/studio in Durango.  We will be moving in the spring of 2017, so this one -- my 11th four-day workshop here --  was bittersweet.  

All set up . . . waiting for everyone to arrive.

Royal is waiting patiently for the ladies to arrive

The project for our first day was the Color Wheel Mandala.

We had a wonderful group of 12 women.  
A few were here for the first time, while others had been coming for 9 or 10 years!

Constructing the Wheel and painting the first washes of color

Still smiling . . . always a good sign.

Time for a break!

After lunch, everyone started on the Radial Design/ Negative Painting part of the Color Wheel.

At the end of the day, we all gathered together, to share our Color Wheels and a glass of wine . . .

What a great way to start off the weekend -- looking forward to tomorrow!

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Watercolor Workshop at the Winery - Day Two

On the 2nd and final day of the workshop, we designed and painted the "From the Ground Up" landscape project, and also finished the Art Nouveau painting.  The day flew by for everyone.

Beginning the "From the Ground Up" landscape project --

The underpainting for the landscape project

Choosing reference material for the Foreground

Demonstrating a burnt sienna glaze, painted over the underpainting, with additional salt added for texture.

At the end of the day, we gathered at the picnic tables, outside the Tasting Room of the winery -- to share both paintings from the workshop.