CURRENT CLASSES

(Latest information may be found here)

  • NATURE JOURNALING with WATERCOLOR
    •   • Saturday January 14, 2022 Sign-Up Here
      • Saturday February 11, 2022 Sign-Up Here
      • Saturday March 11, 2022 Sign-Up Here
      I am delighted to be presenting these classes on the second Saturday of each month in partnership with North Haven Gardens. Each class will cover new techniques and ways to improve your mindful observation, drawing skills and watercolor application in your nature journal.
    • PASTEL WORKSHOP
      • • Feb. 27, 28 and March 1, 2023
        I will be offering a 3-day workshop for the Visual Arts Society of Texas in the spring of 2023. I will be the featured Demo Artist for the March 1 VAST evening meeting. My experience with soft pastel painting is extensive. Let me share my tips and techniques.
        Details and registration coming soon: https://www.vastarts.org/workshops-groups/workshops/
    • PASTEL DEMO

SCHEDULE A WORKSHOP FOR YOUR GROUP

I am now offering a choice of workshops. It is a chance for me to share the tips and techniques I utilize in creating my paintings – whether in watercolor or gouache, oil or pastel. I move seamlessly between multiple mediums and have years of experience to help artists achieve the next level of proficiency in their art. Please contact me about scheduling a workshop for your group.

  • WATERCOLOR -
    Nothing can compare to the luminosity of transparent watercolor. The unique freshness and spontaneity of watercolor appeals to me, as well as the constant challenge it presents to paint with verve. I have extensive knowledge if pigments in paints and how best to exploit their characteristics to your advantage. My Introduction to Watercolor covers the basics from paper to brushes to paint – and all the many ways to apply the color.
  • GOUACHE -
    Noted for its strengths of opacity and brilliance of color, gouache (pronounced gwäsh) is a versatile water medium and it adapts well for still life or creating luminous landscapes. Generally a one day seminar is suggested, I cover the very unique handling properties of this under-utilized medium. It is more forgiving than watercolor but still requires finesse whether it is handled transparently or very opaquely.
  • PASTEL -
    The intense, vivid colors and immediacy of application make pastels an individually expressive medium. I cover the basics: painting surface, brands of pastels and application techniques - while focusing on the visual language of the landscape. Generally a 3 day workshop is suggested. I am a signature member of the Pastel Society of America and Pastel Society of the Southwest.
  • OIL LANDSCAPE -
    I have always painted on location and prefer the oil medium for the sheer versatility and speed at capturing fleeting lighting effects. I share general working methods in oil but also my years of experience in landscape painting. Generally a three day workshop is suggested which allows for individual advice for attaining the next level of skill. Color palette, brushes, mediums and supports is just the beginning lecture for this intense learning experience.