I will be teaching Watercolor Journaling in Greece on the island of Syros. This class is offered through the American College of Healthcare Sciences, May 27 – June 2, 2011.
A lot of people enjoy writing in journals, taking field notes, collecting memorabilia and souvenirs of their travels, and drawing little sketches of their journeys. I call this art journaling but I take it a step further and incorporate watercolor with my art journals.
Watercolor journaling is a wonderful way to slow down and savor the moment, recording your journey in a unique and memorable way. With your journal under your arm and a few painting supplies, you will be ready to capture memories of your Greek Island experiences. This dynamic class will motivate artists of all skill levels to record their journeys in a creative and unique way using watercolor and mixed media. Students will explore ways to make their watercolor travel journal interesting and reflective of their experiences through painting the Greek landscape and the essence of the Greek lifestyle. Some of the techniques I will be teaching include watercolor painting, drawing, color theory, incorporating mixed media and how to make quick-on the go-watercolor sketches.
This class is still open for registration, so click here to sign up! As always, I enjoy your comments. Please let me know if you have any questions.
I met with Helen yesterday about our upcoming May 9-19 trip to Provence, France. I am getting so excited about it that I can’t sleep past 4:30 in the morning. We will be visiting Roussillon know for it’s red-ochre colors and designated one of the most beautiful villages in France. Here is a photo that I took when I was there with my family in 2003. This photo is inspiring me to get to my studio today to paint! Daniel Smith Art Supplies has a color I haven’t tried yet – Burgundy Red Ochre. Described as a granulating, reddish-brown earth color, it sounds perfect for trying to capture the ruby glow of Roussillon. They also have free shipping, so now is a good time to stock up on supplies if you need anything.