Tuesday, October 20, 2015

BEHIND-THE-SCENES: Watercolor at the Winery

Here are some photos from "Watercolor at the Winery" -- my recent 2-day workshop at the Wolf Creek Winery in Norton, Ohio:

Once again, it was a wonderful venue for the class, and all 13 of us really enjoyed ourselves.  At the end of each day, we gathered in the Tasting Room, to sample some of the Wolf Creek wines and critique and share our paintings.

DAY ONE -- Our first day's project was a triptych on paper, of Birds, Blooms, and Butterflies.

a slideshow of Day One at the Winery
Soundtrack is "Life, Love, & Laughter", by Donovan Frankenreiler
Photos by Cheri Schulz 

DAY TWO:  On the 2nd day, we learned to paint (and un-paint) on Aquabord.  Once again, our subjects were birds, butterflies, and blooms.  Painting watercolor on Aquabord is very different from painting watercolor on paper, so I basically told everyone that morning to pretty much forget everything I had told them the day before.  They were apprehensive, but by the end of the day, they had all created some beautiful and colorful paintings!

a slideshow of Day Two at the Winery
Soundtrack is "The Motions" by Van Risseghem
Photos by Cheri Schulz & Pat Howard

Saturday, October 17, 2015

BEHIND-THE-SCENES: My 4-Day Workshop in Colorado

What a fun and productive 4 days we had at the 10th Annual Watercolor Workshop, here at my home and studio in Durango, Colorado.  We had four very full days, with a new and challenging project each day.

Here are some photos from each of the four days:

DAY ONE: Beginner Class -- Sampler Grid of Fruit/Vegetables

DAY TWO: Masking & Pouring - Triptych of Birds, Blooms, & Butterflies

Check out the slideshow of our day:

DAY THREE: A Diptych of Two Square paintings - Garden Flowers with Border

Check out the slideshow of our day:

DAY FOUR: One Painting - Fruit on Window Ledge with Tile Pattern in Foreground

Thanks to everyone who attended my 10th Annual Workshop in Durango!  You all made it a resounding success!  Hope to see you all next year.