CURRENT CLASSES


  • North Haven Gardens Watercolor Workshops (Latest information may be found here)

    • • October 13, 2019 - Windowsill Herb Garden
      Soft fall light and a windowsill of herbs create a mood of tranquility for this watercolor still life. Students will learn how to paint the variation of color in aged terra cotta pots along with why varying your brush marks make short work of painting the foliage.
    • • November 17, 2019 - della Robbia Wreath
      Artfully combine the textures and colors of two seasons in this workshop. It is a loose interpretation of the Florence 15th century Della Robbia glazed terra cottas. The class will be shown how to paint the wide variety of fruits and foliage using a range of different techniques and color mixes with easy to manage steps.
    • Classes Coming in 2020 -
      • January 19, 2020 – Heavenly Hellebores
      • February 16, 2020 – Bonzai Azaleas
      • March 15, 2020 – Golden Roses
      • April 19, 2020 – Botanical Approach to Cannas
      • May 17, 2020 – Water Gardens
      • June 14, 2020 – Shade Garden Standouts
      • July 12, 2010 – Passion Vine Design
    • The classes are posted about a month prior to the class date on the NHG website under 'Garden Education/Classes' .
  • Woman’s Club of Fort Worth
    • • The Art Department: Pastel and Watercolor Classes

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, 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.