We Paint...the Springs!!
We Paint...the Springs!
The Bloomington Watercolor Society, in cooperation with Ivy Tech Center for Lifelong Learning, sponsored a weekend watercolor conference (the first of its kind in southern Indiana!) September 21-23, 2012.
Saturday morning classes included "We’ve Got a Stamp for That!" with Linda Meyer-Wright; "Managing Color to Create Better Art" with Carol Rhodes; and "Concept, Not Technique" with Sara Steffey-McQueen. The beginners class, "Give It a Try" was led by Nancy Davis Metz and yours truly.
A collaborative event, We Paint...the Woods, took place September 21-22, 2013 at beautiful Bradford Woods just south of Mooresville, Indiana. Visit BloomingtonWatercolor.org for photos.
One of the beginning watercolor students learning to put paint onto paper using different techniques, such as wet paint on wet paper and dry brush on dry paper.
Here Nancy Davis Metz leads the final project in the beginners workshop. Each student, by the end of the day, had completed a variety of simple paintings, then went home proudly carrying their ready-to-be-framed barn painting!
AND on the subject of beginning watercolor workshops...Nancy and I teach this all-day workshop for Ivy Tech's Center for Lifelong Learning (CLL) during the spring semester at the Waldron Art Center in Bloomington and at various CLL sites. We will also be glad to come to your southern Indiana hometown. We bring all the supplies, including paints and brushes and paper. The workshop runs 9-4 with a half-hour lunch break and the cost is just $400. For complete information, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Linda Meyer-Wright demonstrates watercolor stamp techniques while Charlotte Griffin looks on.
Another feature of We Paint...the Springs! was the Gallery on the Mezzanine at the French Lick Resort Hotel. It was a beautiful setting for an exhibit of paintings by the Bloomington Watercolor Society signature members and the conference coordinators!
Luci Mistratov of Louisville, KY won Best of Show at Sunday's competitive paint out.
Gabe Colman, Art Curator at The Venue, Fine Art and Gifts in Bloomington, presents Deborah Rush with her prize for First Place in the Advanced/Professional category.
Gabe not only served as judge for the paint out, but generously sponsored the cash prizes! http://thevenuebloomington.com
Galleries and Me
Gallery North on the Square was my gallery home for three years. It was a great learning experience and a fun time. One of the best aspects was the comraderie among the members of this artist cooperative. Here are a couple photos from those days.