It’s still a little over a year away but wanted you to be the first to know.
I just found out last night…
I’m On The John C. Campbell Folk School
Schedule To Teach:
All About Iris
An Intermediate Watercolor Workshop
(To get a preview of what we will be doing: Visit Iris No. 8 Demo in this blog.
July 2012, Rob and I relocated to Murphy, NC which is 7 miles from the John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown, NC.
Workshop schedules are determined a year to a year and half in advance. Beginning, Feb. 16, 2014, I will be teaching a 5-day, All About Iris, intermediate watercolor workshop in this lovely 300 acre setting that encourages joy in creating and sharing in community! See examples of what we will be doing at: All About Iris
For more info or to register, contact: 828-837-3899
Have You Seen This Cow?
This white cow was last seen leaving Second Street Gallery, 130 South Second St., Albemarle, NC on or around Thu., Sept. 1 en route to Jacksonville, AL via USPS.
All are anxiously wringing their hands to her whereabouts: the gallery owner who escorted White Cow safely to the US Post Office, the art buyer who made the investment in White Cow and the artist, who may be called upon to reproduce White Cow
Now, of course we are referring to the watercolor of White Cow and not the model herself. Who, the last time I looked, was contentedly grazing in her pasture near City Municipal Pond on Hwy 642 in Anson County, blissfully unaware of all the hullabaloo surrounding her lovely visage.
I had to make sure she was still there in case…wish me luck if I need to persuade her to agree to another photo shoot…
Perfect day for planning 9/23 Watercolor Sculpting Workshop at Artist League of the Sandhills.
Here’s the reference photo I’ll be using for the demonstration for Iris No. 14, taken when my iris were blooming. Really looking forward to painting this one
For more info, phone 910-944-3979 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Nine already enrolled, three more seats available
The only thing more exciting than watercoloring at an angle,
is watercoloring at an angle before sixty+ pairs of eyes
High Country Watermedia Society (HCWS) during "Less Is More" watercolor demonstration by guest artist, June Rollins, at Cheap Joes, in Boone, NC on Aug. 13, 2011
"Less Is More" is a direct-paintng method while working at an angle.
Using gravity to increase color-mixing on the paper yields fresh, vibrant, created colors.
C'mon, live a little. Take a risk. Hope to see you at the next "Less Is More" demonstration & watercolor workshop. If I can do it, you can too
HCWS is a super-friendly, energetic artist guild offering members many opportunities and activities.
Check them out: High Country Watermedia Society
Power Surge A Light-Valued Shape
With A Dark-Valued Background
Adding a dark blue background intensifies the yellow/orange shape.
If you’ve been following along, you know that
Iris No. 8 and Iris No. 9 were painted using the same palette.
Iris No. 8 - On To Glory
Iris No. 9 - Clothed In Majesty & Light
Both have a large, light-valued shape, a yellow iris, which did not come alive until I added the dark-valued blue background. In both, I used ultramarine blue (a warm blue) and thalo blue (a cool blue). Plus, thalo blue is a staining pigment, which means it has the strength to power surge.
Have a painting you want to power surge?
1. Light and dark values power surge each other when juxtaposed.
2. Color opposites and near opposites power surge each other when juxtaposed.
3. Use staining pigments to easily create darkest darks.
I actually did all three here. I placed a light value-subject in a dark-valued background. I placed near opposites beside each other. And thalo blue helped flip the power surge switch!
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Thanks and see you next week