Painting of the Week

Painting of the Week – Paintings in Progress

Shapes and Volume

Shapes and Volume

We are had so much fun at my Henning, MN Workshop. After focusing on creating shapes, the class eagerly started drawing out their paintings using their new skills. This house is in Lexington, Kentucky where I saw more horse art than horses. There was even a horseshoe chandelier in our hotel. Hope to update you soon with the finished paintings.

White is the most reflective color and is exciting to vary in the shadows. Notice how the colored shadows bring out the shapes of the columns on the house. The colors were set next to each other to blend themselves. Later darks will be added to define details even more.







See Ellen and check out all the fun activities next weekend at:

Cormorant Daze 

The Eleventh Annual Cormorant Daze Craft Show/Flea Market! Saturday, Aug. 20th, from 9:00 am to 3:00pm, in Cormorant, MN! Lots of activities and vendors, meet Ellen Diederich and purchase works! I will be bringing some originals too, perfect for the lake!

See all the activities here! 


My next workshop is a 4 day Basic Watercolor workshop at the Red Door Gallery & Museum in Wahpeton, ND  September 20-23rd from 10:00-4:00

Learn more 


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