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2016 POST CARD FOR GHOST RANCH ART WORKSHOP/RETREAT~~ DEMO FROM THE 2015 GHOST RANCH WORKSHOP

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   WATERCOLOR CLASSES

Learn something new...

 

WHEN: Fridays, 9:30-noon (but we bring a lunch and usually stay until 1 or so!). This is an ongoing class…new students at any level can join in anytime!

WHERE: Hobby Lobby Classroom in Denton on Loop 288 and Colorado across from the mall, at the back of the store.  

COST: I started this class in February 2013 with the goal of having an ongoing class for a group of painters. You pay for the days when you come. You purchase a card with 6 sessions for $150. Each time you come your card is validated. When filled, you may purchase another card and continue with classes. If you miss a class due to travel, company, illness or appointments, you don't pay for a class you don't attend! Of course, I hope you will make every effort to come to each class since the lessons progress as a series, building upon what was learned earlier.
Each class begins with a sharing time to show work done at class or home. No fear…It is gentle and positive! I paint demos and work through the same assignments as the class. If you already paint with watercolors, I'll point you to new ideas and techniques. If you are a beginner, or have not painted in awhile, I have something for you also. There is something for everyone, at any level.
LESSON PLANS:
Each week I give a printed sheet for future reference of the lesson, examples, and information. I try to incorporate a bit of art history so you can get a feel for how other artists have approached the subject matter. (One day I am going to print a book! In the meantime, you get loose sheets) Some of the topics are:
Contour Drawing/Value Study, Smooth transition in shapes/shadows, Complementary Colors, Color Temperature, Texture, White Space, Negative Space Painting, Mood through color and light, Negative Space, Perspective, in Shadows, How to Photo Document Final Piece & Frame, Rhythm and Overlapped Pattern, A Landscape in Three Analagous Colors, Cool Subject – Hot colors…Colors You Don’t Expect, Mood, Pattern, Contrast in a Figure Painting, Neutral Colors and more!

SUPPLIES

I buy paper and giant tubes of watercolor paints and sell them to my class. 1/3 of a tube fits into the pan on the palette and costs less. I sell them at the price I buy them. Also, Hobby Lobby has a 40% coupon they run all the time. You can get an app for it for free for your phone and you can get the palette, brushes, etc. So, the materials are as affordable as I can make them. The rest of the supplies are simple: a container for water (don't buy one), pencil, kneaded eraser.

If you want to come this Friday we would love to have you. The store opens at 9 and the classroom is at the very back of the store next to the restrooms. I get there about 9:20. Class starts at 9:30. We bring lunch and take a break, then paint a bit more. Officially the class is over at noon but we usually stay until 1 or 1:30.

I can add you to the class email list and you will get a note from me each week telling you what we are doing and if you need to bring anything special. Also, I travel a bit and I will always let you know if I won't be there that week. The class meets without me for free studio time.

ABOUT DARLA:

I have a Bachelor of Fine Arts and have been an art instructor for 40+ years! I regularly paint demonstrations for North Texas area art associations and once a year I teach a workshop/retreat for one week at Ghost Ranch in Abiquiu, NM and one in Branson, MO. I also take artists with me for Art Adventures Abroad. In 2015 we went to Spain and in 2016 we travelled through Portugal! My art has been published in national magazines, books, on television and won many awards in national juried art exhibits. I am a past President of Society of Watercolor Artists based in Fort Worth, TX and still serve actively on the Board. I would love to share with you my passion for painting!

 

WE ARE HOME FROM MY ART ADVENTURE ABROAD TO PORTUGAL...PHOTOS ARE POSTED IN THE ART ABROAD FOLDER

In 2015 I took a group of 8 for an Art Adventure in Spain and in April 2016 I took another group to Portugal. Next year I'm not sure where we will go...get on my contact list for the first details.

Sunflower Glow...Cover for Calendar 2016

I'm included in the Best of Worldwide Artists, Vol 1

I am one of 124 artists from 21 countries chosen by Kennedy Publishing to be released in 2013. Three of my images have been chosen: "Sweet Dreams", "Rainbow Agave" and "Peony in Pink, Lintao, China" for a 2-page spread.  The 3 paintings are pictured below.

"Best of Worldwide Artists, Vol I" pgs 22,23

I am included in the Zentangle 9: Color with Mixed Media Book now available! 

This is what happens once you begin doing Zentangle, a meditative style of graphic design. This particular image began as a watercolor I painted in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico titled "Cabo Hibiscus." Several years later, I improved it with Zentangle and it is now "Tangled Hibiscus." It is one of two of my paintings included in Suzanne McNeill's book, "Zentangle 9.

 

 

My turtle photograph was chosen by Norie Sato as a reference for one mosaic column installed as part of the Chisholm Trail Parkway in the Fort Worth North Texas Tollway Authority public art project. Mosaics were made by Franz Mayer Studio in Germany. Each column is 2' diameter x 13' tall. The columns crossing the Trinity Riverway focus on water creatures and plants in that area.

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