Friday, December 5, 2014


So for those of you have known that I was missing in action for a bit, I was attending Springmaid Watermedia Workshop. It has a three week Spring session, and a three week Autumn session. This has occurred for over 30 years bringing in some of the best instructors and artists worldwide. 
Almost 20 years ago, I was a model for the workshops. What a completely different experience attending as a student.

Being completely new to watercolors, I chose Janet Rogers.
She was offering a class that was for beginners and experienced painters and also was not too traditional. She uses unexpected splashes of color to create energetic figures and faces. It appears spontaneous and loose. Just what I was looking for!

This project is funded in part by the South Carolina Arts Commission which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts. This project is funded in part by a generous award from the John and Susan Bennett Memorial Arts Fund of the Coastal Community Foundation of SC

I will share with you the next few days a few details along with photos of works.
I must admit, I haven't completely gotten the hang of the process, but I hope to merge the two styles into something exciting. We shall see.

I had to find a table where this was my view.
I usually paint alone and with music.
Being in a class with others (though very enjoyable
and normal) was  a little challenge for me
since I am used to painting in a bubble.
This view made it all the better.

A little morning loose leaf tea brewing...
This not only kept me 'close to home' but
also got me ready for the day's activities.
The need for rituals, eh?....

This is a work by Janet Rogers.
This was our goal.

Next I will show you what I learned and my beginning attempts.

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