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Ten Weeks of Color! Starts March 1st

Ten week Color class starts Tuesday, March 1st.  6-9 PM.  All levels welcome. Beginner through Advanced.  All Mediums ~ Oils, pastels, acrylics, watercolors – any medium that uses color.  A Small class for individual attention.
Color is mood, feeling, cold, warm, bright, dark, light, dim, weak, strong…it can mean a number of things and evoke many feelings… learn how to see and handle color. 


Learn about color relationships and how you can develop an eye for color.

Learn how to mix color.
Work with hue, chroma, and value….


…warms, cools, analogous and complimentary…

Gain an understanding of the strength of color gamuts.

Work with harmonious color.


Learn to mix clean colors and beautiful grays.

Vaughn Island Fog 
6×8, colored pencil, gray marker, watercolors on Rives BFK

10 Week Class   $295 


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Very Old Houses in the Snow

A few days ago I met up with two friends in Strawbery Banke to paint on a beautiful, cold winter day. 

Here’s a detailed report of that outing: Postcards from ME & NH


I wanted to be flexible to walk around and study a number of subjects and experiment with different views so I concentrated on sketching with ink and water color pencils. 

This is the view up the small dirt lane we were standing in.
4×8, pen & watercolor on Aquarelle

In front of us was a open area of snow with the shadows of the houses  behind us stretching across it. 
8×10, pen & watercolor on Aquarelle

Around the corner I found a small back garden with a single window on the rear side of a house.
11×11, pen & watercolor on Aquarelle

Another lane headed toward the harbor.
7×9 pen & watercolor on Aquarelle

Some of these houses are very old.  They are funny shapes, have no back doors and have windows in odd spots or entire walls with only one or two small windows.
6×10, pen & watercolor on Aquarelle


 As we packed up to head home at sunset a half moon was up high in the sky.

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Self Portrait on the Mac

While on the phone with the dark computer monitor in front of me I sketched what I could see of my reflection …
I grabbed some colored pencils from a jar near the window. 
I’m always running from the studio to the house so I just leave my hat on when I come indoors.
5×7 ink & colored pencil, 60 lb paper
More painting in the great big outdoors.  LINK:  FRESH PAINT FRESH AIR