Friday, June 19, 2020

David Smith + Online Workshop = Fun!

I took a 4 day online watercolor workshop from David Smith this week.  It was great.  I learned a lot and had fun while I was learning.  David is very generous, talented and funny.  The workshop was Monday through Thursday 7:00 a.m. - 2:00 p. m.  (Pacific Time) with 45 minutes for lunch.  We painted a New York City scene, 2 florals and a misty woods scene with our choice of wildlife. 

David's studio is in Eden Prairie, MN.  So cool - he has a mama wild turkey hanging around his house with her 12 babies and deer wander around his house, too.  Next week, I'll post some things I learned.  He has workshops coming up and he'll be doing a free demo in July.  When I have all of the information on the demo, I'll post it in case any of you would like to check him out. 

Have a wonderful weekend!

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Second Attempt

Here is my second attempt at trees in the mist.  I used David Smith's demo again.  I still need more practice, but I'm going to try something different this week.  I'm taking an online workshop from David in two weeks.  Exciting and fun!


Friday, May 29, 2020

Trees in the Mist

I worked on a David Smith demo today.  This is my first attempt.  I'm going to try again tomorrow.  There are some changes I'll make.  The yellow, red and blue part of the sky needs to be bigger and not quite so circular.  I need to work on the colors and shapes of the trees and extend the middle trees up more on the right side.  There is too much space between the top of the yellow mountain and the trees.  I'm going to bring in more purple in the distant mountains.  I do think I got the misty effect.  That makes me happy.  I have no pride, so I'm posting the picture because I'm really excited and I know you guys will have mercy on me and won't judge David's teaching skills by my painting:)  This is on a 1/4 sheet of Arches cold press.




Thursday, May 28, 2020

Playing With The Sky!

I decided to have some fun with the sky, so I painted this small painting the other day.


Monday, May 11, 2020

Free Online Demo Today!

This is the link for today's free online demo from David Smith.  I've watched all of them so far and enjoyed them.  It's going to be at 6:30 p. m. Central Time.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=skTefCAk4gQ&feature=youtu.be

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Free Online Demonstrations!

David R. Smith is offering several free online demos.  I like his work.  I took an online workshop from him last December.  He's a good teacher and he's a lot of fun.  He's offering more online workshops this summer and more free demos today, May7th and May 11th.  Here's the link for today's demo.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PYjkt8gvtS4&feature=youtu.be

It's today (May 6th) at 3 p. m. Central Time. 

Here's the link to his web page. 


https://www.dsmithfineart.com/

 I watched his demo yesterday and enjoyed it.  Jim watched it with me.  He liked it, too.  He was a little distracted because his job was to keep Georgie entertained while we watched the demo.  We all had fun!

Sunday, May 3, 2020

Mystery Plant

I don't know what this is, but I really like it.  I spotted it in a neighbor's yard when we were walking Georgie this morning.  It has balls of fluff and tiny, bright white flowers.