Atmospheric Landscapes- Commonweal Lesson

I hadn’t managed to complete this exercise from Atmospheric Landscapes the first time around.  It looked intimidating and I procrastinated a long time. It was actually the only painting I hadn’t attempted, but since that first course. But Birgit O’Connor continuesto add content to existing courses(which is another good reason to sign up . I… Continue reading Atmospheric Landscapes- Commonweal Lesson

Local Resources for a Father’s Day Project

In between completing the Atmospherics Landscapes class, I decided to hand-paint a Father’s Day card.  There’s a fairly good little art store within walking distance of the marina, Good Stuff Arts.  We are even given a coupon for 10% off this local business when we check into Cap Sante marina.  They do carry my favorite Pro… Continue reading Local Resources for a Father’s Day Project

Golden Mist

This painting was deceptively difficult.  The idea was to create a misty landscape and imbue it with a golden glow by a glazing it with Quinacridone Gold.  I had a tough time getting a good balance between soft and hard edges as witnessed by my first attempt.  I got the color stuck in some places… Continue reading Golden Mist

Atmospheric Landscapes

I have been enjoying my second go-round in Birgit O’Connor’s online course, Atmospheric Landscapes.  I’m grateful that Birgit is one of the many successful artists and instructors who has also mastered the technology of online teaching. If you haven’t seen her website, I encourage you to visit.  She offers many different ways for students of… Continue reading Atmospheric Landscapes

Time to Mix it Up

It’s time to mix up more of that “Birgit Grey”! #Birgit O’Connor Watercolor is starting another session of Atmospheric Landscapes online starting December 15th.  I highly recommend this class! Ann Nunziata (at the Napa Town & Country Fair)  

Cascade Falls

I don’t think this was the actual Cascade Falls of Moran State Park, but it is a pretty little waterfall that flows out of Cascade Lake in the park and down into Cascade bay. We had a lovely time moored just off this little waterfall and also visiting Rosario and the historic home of shipbuilder… Continue reading Cascade Falls