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2017-06-06 11:43 am
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2017-05-17 04:52 pm

Demonstration in class...

We had our sixth and last watercolor class this week for this spring 2017 series of "Watercolor with Jean". I spent a good deal of time demonstrating how to paint Morning Glory flowers to the class. It was a fun painting to do. This is the finished painting.

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This is another demo I did in the fifth class.

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These are paintings the student worked on and finished in class.

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2017-05-17 04:46 pm

Four little paintings....

Did four little paintings a while ago and forgot to post them. So here they are!




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2017-04-19 02:42 pm
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2017-04-19 08:46 am

Spring tulips...

Our spring series of "Watercolor with Jean" started out with the inspiration of tulips. I love their shapes and colors. I enjoyed painting my interpretation of them just before classes began.

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My first class, I shared my my enthusiasm for these flowers and gave the class a demo on where to begin. This is the finished demo from class.

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These are the the beginning and finished tulip paintings of my students.

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2017-03-20 03:03 pm
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Orchid Inspiration.....

Using purples, blues and greens, I was inspired by my orchid plants to paint this for the next juried and judged show at the Mispillion Art Gallery.

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Now i need to come up with a good name for it.
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2017-02-23 03:06 pm
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Inspired today....


Entered this painting in the spring judged/juried show at Mispillion Art League and Gallery and won an honorable mention ribbon.

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2017-02-17 04:06 pm
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Putting on the Ritz...

It's been a while since I posted, but I have been working on other projects. I saw this photo and I was inspired to paint it.

I've always loved the art deco period both in fashion and in jewelry. It was the desire to be happy and glamorous and it showed in both its colors and bling.


I am pleased with its outcome and will use copies in other projects.
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2016-11-17 07:04 pm

Watercolor with Jean class...fall 2016

Another fun watercolor class last week. We worked on some fall leaf paintings. I did a painting at home as an example and then did a demo at class.

At home.

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Demo at class.

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I was able to photograph three student's paintings and then the battery on my camera died, so I will just post them.

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One more class next week and then this series is complete.
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2016-10-27 02:22 pm
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Watercolor with Jean class...fall 2016

Our next project also used mixing the three primary colors and then painting a Pansy. I did the first example at home...

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Then did a demo in class...

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Again the class made their own Pansies.

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2016-10-27 02:20 pm

It's been a long time in posting...

I started a new series of watercolor classes. It's been months since my last series so I started with a review of the color wheel and again mixing colors from the three primary colors. For some students it was new, so we spent a little more time on it.

I picked three peppers from my one plant in my small garden. They turned interesting shades of red, orange and green, so I photographed them with some nice lighting to create interesting shadows. They became the focus of our first project. I did a example at home...

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and then a demo in class...

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The students then created their own paintings of our peppers...

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All in all it's been fun classes.
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2016-09-10 06:31 pm
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another little painting by me...

Just a play with color and how it can create the mood of the painting.

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2016-08-27 02:42 pm

Another little painting by me...

Trying to work out some ideas for my upcoming October watercolor class. Hard to do when you don't know who will be in your class and what level they are at. Usually it's mixed.

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2016-08-26 07:13 pm
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2016-07-18 04:05 pm

Two new paintings by me...

Experimenting with color and ideas with some new paintings. Mostly just having some fun!

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2016-06-29 10:41 am

I forgot to post this...

The Mispillion Art Gallery had a fundraiser. Each artist was asked to paint these 6" x 6" canvases and donate them to an auction that took place last week.

Mine were done in acrylics and done spontaneously. Acrylics are stonger in color because you don't mix them with a lot of water. They also dry darker, whereas in watercolor they dry lighter.

There were two pretty shamrock type of plants at the Gallery. Bored while I was sitting, I got a canvas, and some acrylics in the three prime colors. I squeezed a blob of each on the canvas and then went to it.

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The yellow flower was done at home in a similar manner. It's lots of fun to just let loose and go where it leads you!

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The auction was a huge success raising $3,600 for the Gallery to be used for future operational expenses.
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2016-06-29 10:35 am

Another little painting by me...

This just another little experiment with mixed media. I love seeing what will happen if I try different ways of changing up my watercolor painting.

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2016-06-21 11:47 am
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2016-06-17 07:42 pm

Fun with flowers...

Doing a little experimentation with making flowers appear to be 3-D.

I tried it first with just one flower.

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Then I did a complete painting this way.

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Very pleased with the outcome.
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2016-05-23 11:11 am
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Another little painting by me...

With days and days of rain, I had time to paint....

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