• North Haven Gardens Watercolor Workshop with Wine Series
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    • • January 13, 2019 - The Garden in Winter
      Discovering the colors and pictorial potential of our winter landscape.
    • • February 10, 2019 - Passionate February Reds
      Class will explore a variety of red pigments choices while painting swiss chard and radishes..
    • • March 3, 2019 - Pointillist Roses
      In celebration of the annual NHG Rose Weekend we will be painting roses using a decorative approach. No drawing required.
    • • April 7, 2019 - Veils of Blue
      From the lavender blues of lisianthus, to the intense dark blues of larkspur and the pale sky blue of phlox – the watercolor students will be painting the blue flowers of April.
    • • May 5, 2019 – Celebrating Mother’s Day
      The colorful flats of annuals and packets of seeds are the artistic inspiration for this class. Students will have guidance in color selection, paint application and some tips on still life set up.
    • • June 30, 2019 – Splashy Caladiums
      Get inspired by the patterns and colors of caladiums. Freewheeling watercolor painting fun utilizing a looser painting technique is what this workshop is all about.
    • The classes are posted about a month prior to the class date on the NHG website under 'Garden Education/Classes' .
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    • • The Art Department: Pastel and Watercolor Classes


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.

    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.
    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.
    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.