KIA Classes

I fell into a little bit of a painting slump, feeling uninspired. So, I thought it might help to get myself into a couple of watercolor class and I signed up for an intermediate watercolor class with Don Marek and a Plein Air watercolor painting class with Susan Badger. It’s been fun and interesting. Both teachers are talented, inspiring and encouraging. I’m learning.

Here are some of the things we’ve worked on.

Week One – Parkview Hills Bridge

Parkview Hills

Week Two – Misty Milham Park

Misty Milham Park

Week Three – Cabin in the Woods

Barn in the Woods

Week Four – City Scape – Canal Street New York City

Canal Street New York

I enjoyed working on this city scape. It’s bad but I learned a lot and think I would like to do more, better 🙂

I miss painting portraits. But, this is good. I’m trying to loosen up and am learning to do value studies. I’ve always done them in color.

 

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Bontanicals

My daughter, Miriam, has “encouraged” me to paint botanicals. She’s a lover of flowers and plants and gardening and things of beauty. Several months ago I found a book on painting botanicals in watercolor by .Eleanor B. Wunderlich

It’s a beautiful, instructive book. Here are a couple of illustrations I did from the book. I obviously have a long way to go, but I LOVE working on these.

Red Raspberries

Red Raspberries

Trillium

Trillium