Painting of the Week

Painting of the Week – Cantata

Organizing Clusters

Organizing Clusters

This 2006 original watercolor of Canna Lillies is still a favorite. Just prior to painting Cantata, part of my notecard Seed Pack collection, I taught a workshop on Mixing Reds. The interaction between students and the teacher certainly has mutual benefits. Concentrating on a single goal is very powerful. See how the bright Reds coming forward are enhanced by the duller ones.

It is good to have goals like making Red dominant, but you can also stage your goals. For example, I concentrated on planning the composition first. Painting flowers can be difficult and very confusing. For “Cantata”, I carefully spaced three forward flower clusters and later connected them with background Reds.






Would you love some flowers cards? My SeedPack which includes Cantata and 7 different flower cards is $1.55 off  this week – or  free with this coupon AFreePack!


Wonderful World of Watercolor Workshop

Join the Wonderful World of Watercolor!

Fargo Country Club 509 26th Ave S, Fargo,

Three Wednesdays: May 15, 22 & 29th  | 10am-3pm  | $295.00

Lunch is included (Chef’s choice, soup, salad & sandwich)

We will be painting anything with flowers, garden items or the countryside!

May 15:  Colored shape studies- understand how color is affected by the shape in light.  Paint a whole or spliced pepper using color volume and contrast.
May 22:   Playful Grids – experiment with under-paintings, paint a flower putting in medium values first over a grid.
May 29:   Country Landscape with a flower field. Back drop anything with flowers or foliage in the foreground.

Text me at 701-799-9505 to hold your spot!



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