11" x 14"
Watercolor on Yupo Paper
I've just been doing some coordination activities for watermedia workshops as a member of the Santa Clara Valley Watercolor Society (SCVWS) Workshop Committee. I've done some bicycle education at local public schools. I haven't had much time to paint since Monday so I am posting a Myrna Wacknov challenge that I did about a year ago. We were challenged to feature one design element (line) and draw three colors out of a hat (cadmium yellow, pyrole orange, and permanent green). This is an experiment that took me out of my comfort level, something I need to do to grow as an artist. I took the source photo in a small town in the Dordogne area of France in 2007. This man was in his nineties and continued to work full-time making baskets. He looked amazingly vigorous.
Myrna will be giving a workshop for SCVWS on January 15 to 19, 2010, with a choice of attending the first three days or all five days. We have just a few open slots remaining if you would like to join the fun. Myrna is a wonderful instructor, amazingly creative, and both award-winning and featured in popular art magazines. You can visit her blog and her website to see her fabulous work. You can attend a free demo by Myrna on January 10, 2009, 1:30 to 4 p.m. at Hoover Historic Theater in San Jose.
I'm also helping with a Betsy Dillard Stroud workshop on October 19 to 23, 2009, with a free demo on October 18 at the same location and time. Betsy is very creative and experimental, an author of art books, featured in art magazines, and has won many awards. If you want to pull out all the stops and throw caution to the wind, join Betsy's workshop. We have a few openings.