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October 30th, 2018

flower painting

Another new painting...

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flower painting

A new series of "Watercolor with Jean" classes...

I have started a new fall series of my watercolor classes. I have five talented students and I am enjoying teaching them. We started of with exercises on color theory and using just the three primary colors. Our first paintings were fall leaves. We used real leaves to create these paintings and I call this method "adult finger painting". You get so involved that you forget to be inhibited and just enjoy the process. In the mean time you learn how your three paint colors mix together.

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flower painting

Apples and pears....

I had a beautiful apple (very expensive this year) and a half cut pear sitting in my fruit bowl. Looking at it, I got the bright idea idea that they would fun to paint in my watercolor class. I set them up on my counter with some backdrop and lighting. I photographed them and made prints for my class. My apple and pear were good subjects to teach light and shadow. The best part was making them come to life with the media of watercolor!

This is a demo I did in class to teach technique. The best way to teach someone anything is to have them watch you do it. I did this in steps....doing a little at a time, and then I had them do to the same, till we finished the painting.

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This is the completed paintings of my class.

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