September 22, 2015
Along with the cooler air, the crunch beneath my feet of fallen leaves and the golden tones of the landscape comes a longing for the curving hills of California, the aroma of eucalyptus and the companionship of my wonderful West Coast friends and fellow artists. I am counting down the days until November when I will find myself in my home away from home.
California Landscape – ink and watercolor
After venturing out on a multi-day solo hike, I’ll be teaching the following four workshops – three in Santa Rosa and one in Sebastopol:
A two hour discussion on what to pack, what not to pack and how to make your own mini artist’s travel kit, followed by an outdoor demonstration of sketching in ink and watercolor with minimal supplies.
November 13, 2015 – RileyStreet Art Supply, Santa Rosa, CA- Whats Right and What’s Wrong with this Painting?
Sometimes a painting paints itself; everything falls into place effortlessly and it can’t help but win a Blue Ribbon. Most of the time, it doesn’t happen that way. Learn how to recognize your own strengths as well as the areas that will benefit from learning new skills. You will learn how to analyze your own paintings, making it easy to move forward and make changes that will improve and strengthen your work.
November 15, 2015 – RileyStreet Art Supply, Santa Rosa, CA- Designing with Value: Playing with Color
The design of a painting identifies an artist more than a signature. Develop a recognizable and unique style of painting by learning the building blocks of design, defining your strengths and strengthening your weaknesses. It all begins with simple shapes and shades of gray. The joy of playing with color is the reward for building a strong design that reflects who you are and your passion for painting, whether abstract of representational.
November 21, 2015 – Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Sebastopol, CA – Exploring the World with Pen and Brush
Learn the techniques I find most useful for sketching landscape, figures and architecture when traveling as well as the art tools that make it possible for me to travel anywhere on plane or foot (for a weekend or a month) with only a carry-on bag and a personal bag.