Fall Trees in Watercolor

I taught a wonderful group of eager folks today at the NC Botanical Garden.

My style of teaching is to show several demonstrations of techniques and then invite each student to paint what inspires them.

It’s alway so rewarding to see how individual each painting turns out.

This is my demo painting. I added some details back in my studio with pen and ink.

Personality May 30, 2017

In field of plenty

Grateful for the chance to bloom

Flowers beam with pride.

Art Prescription:  As always when I have a chance to share watercolor, personalities blossom. It’s a bit of a hard task I ask…to let go…let the paint do the work…stay in the now. I so enjoy where each individual takes this.

Here is my first wash:

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And here are the flowers that bloomed:

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Trail Ride May 21, 2017

All along the ground

Wildflowers mingled with grass

Sway in the saddle.

Art Prescription:  Took a long trail ride today! Perfect weather and the scent of honeysuckle filled the air. Along the ground I saw purple-spring vetch, clover, and purple nettle.

Wet in wet watercolor:

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