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WHEN: Fridays, 9:30-noon. This is an ongoing class…new students 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 hope you will love learning what watercolor can do. My goal is to have an ongoing class for a group of painters. Instead of charging for a set block of time (say 6 weeks) you pay for the days when you come. 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. The pay arrangement is unique. You purchase a card with 6 sessions for $150. Each time you come your card will be validated. After six have been used, you may purchase another card and continue with the classes. I think this system will allow for the times you may miss and you won't lose money on those days!
Each class begins with a critique on work done at class and even that done at home. No fear…It is gentle and positive! I paint demos and work through the same assignment as the class. Some students are already painting but most are not. If you already paint, I will be taking you in new directions with new windows to open in your art work. If you are a beginner, or have not ever painted in awhile, I have something for you also. We all begin somewhere and we all progress from that point. Through my lessons there is something for everyone, at any level.
Each week you will get a printed sheet for future reference of the lesson, examples, and information. I always 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!


I have a Bachelor of Fine Arts and have been an art instructor for 40+ years! I regularly paint demonstrations at North Texas area art associations and once a year I teach a workshop/retreat for one week at Ghost Ranch in Abiquiu, NM. My art has been published in national magazines, books, on television and won many awards in national juried art exhibits. Currently I am serving as President of Society of Watercolor Artists based in Fort Worth, TX. I would love to share with you my passion for painting!


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" in which I am a featured artist!


 Go to the Calendar For Sale Tab to the upper left for details!

The wall calendar includes 13 images of Original Works done during 2013. My calendar was chosen as a featured item in the Lulu Holiday Gift Guide! You probably already have your 2014 calendar by now...but you don't have one with my art work! I know it's not the New Year anymore, but this is such a great way to have the images of my art work! If you want to order the calendar go to Lulu.com  Oh, the January image was accepted to an International Watercolor Exhibition in Houston and a Regional Exhibition in Richardson, TX. The April image is the one selected to appear in the Zentangle 9 Book by Suzanne McNeill...available in October. Some of the others have also garnered awards in juried exhibitions.

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