Friday, January 16, 2009

Watercolor Workshop's Artist of the Year

Each January Susie Short's Watercolor Workshop an International eMail Group (hosted by Yahoo! Groups) honors a member artist as their Artist of the Year. This year's deserving recepient is Doris Glovier a talented artist from the east coast of the United States.

Voting members consider the following criteria for the Artist of the Year award:

  • The member is interactive in WcW projects and our message board;
  • Offers encouragement to others;
  • Inspires others with their own watercolor efforts;
  • Exhibits growth in their watercolor skills and abilities throughout the past year.
The Watercolor Workshop Group was established in 2000 and now has a membership of over 1750 artists from around the world.

Congratulations Doris!

To see artwork by this outstanding artist:

Sunday, January 11, 2009

January is for Pinecones

Happy New Year!

My Tuesday Watercolor Class for Serious Beginners will be foucsing on painting pinecones during the month of January. We will be painting the same subject using several different techniques each week to hone our watercolor skills.
This is an example of starting with a wet in wet background then adding detail and definition with value and contrast. Although this is a simple work in progress I think you can tell they are pinecones and see where I might "pull" some more from the fuzzy background.
If you live in the area and want to practice your watercolor skills --- join us!
Keep those brushes wet!