Back from Cape Cod..still digging sand out of my shoes. We had a wonderful time but as always a week is never long enough.
Looking forward to class tomorrow at Muscoot Farm (12:30-3:30) and the Wednesday and Saturday classes at my home from 10am-1pm. Saturday we will be meeting in the field with either oils or watercolors for the first session. We will then move into the classroom for botanical art during the second session 🙂 I will announce our outdoor location near the end of the week. It will be lovely to be outside in the coming Fall season 🍂🍁🍂 Please email me with any questions at email@example.com
See you all soon!
Early morning light on Cape Cod Bay…sigh……
The beginning drawing and color pencil class is now closed….we have a full house. I’m looking forward to September and beginning classes again.
For those who are taking the Tuesday class at Muscoot please let me know so I know how many tables and chairs to have available. firstname.lastname@example.org
See you all in September 🙂
Indian Corn – watercolor – in private collection
Thursday classes are moving to Tuesday for the Fall sessions…please mark you calendars 🙂 We will be meeting at Muscoot Farm from 12:30-3:30. Classes begin on September 18th. The Graphite-Color Pencil class is still in my home on Wednesday mornings from 10am-1pm 🙂 Go to “Classes” in menu for further details ….
What a summer! I have never seen so much rain followed by soupy humid days. I admit that I am looking forward to Fall 🍂🍁🍂
Looking forward to seeing you all 🙂
Thursday classes will begin on September 20th at Muscoot Farm 🐓 for details go to the “Classes” section.
I will be offering a Saturday class in my home and in the field. The class is going to meet outside during the first weeks of fall. We will be doing plein air painting and nature journaling. In October we will begin botanical art. Please contact me with any questions if you are interested. email@example.com
Saturday class is very limited 🙂
Watercolor journaling at the Muscoot herb garden
The hilltop farm in Yorktown was graced with sunshine and lovely breezes…a perfect day to sit outside with sketchbooks and take in the day. Everyone enjoyed the gardens, barns, silos and views out over the hills. Looking forward to returning! 🙂
Last week began our summer of sketching and painting outdoors. After a long winter it always feels good to be outdoors in lovely gardens and parks with the sun, breezes, bird songs and the occasional bug 😉 Welcome summer!!!
Tomorrow we begin our Nature Journaling sessions As summer arrives there is little that is nicer than sitting in the shade, listening to nature’s bird songs and getting lost in small images of the world around us with paper, pen and watercolors.
Click on link for inspirational pages from many different artists.
Lovely page by artist Helen Correll
I have posted a plein air supply list on the home page that will be helpful to those of you who are new to plein air or are curious about what I carry into the field 🙂
Looking forward to the classes coming up!
I need a headcount for Nature Journaling on Thursday this week. I will send the address and parking concerns of our venue 🙂 Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if your coming to the Thursday class 🙂
Easy L paint box 🙂
Plein air demo and lesson will be meeting on Tuesday morning from 9:30-12:30 at my friend’s lovely gardens in Bedford Hills. We do have one kit left for any latecomer that may want to join in 🙂 If you just want to see the free demo you are still welcome to join us…the demo will last about an hour. See details about this event on the previous posting. Please email me for directions to her gardens or any questions at email@example.com
Nature Journaling will begin this coming Thursday….most of you are returning from previous summers. If you need directions email me and be sure to check the supply list on my website for thing you need to bring 🙂
I will also be offering a plein air group on Saturday mornings but the kits are already taken so if you want to join in you need your own set up 🙂
Please be ready for a sunny morning….you will need to bring a hat, sun screen, water, an apron that you don’t mind getting messy, a light camp chair or stool is nice to have if you want to take a break….and a snack 🙂
Rain dates announced as needed. ☔️
Small garden study – oil on paper
I will be giving a free demonstration on Tuesday, June 5th on how to set up the plein air easel, mix paints and decide on a subject. You will learn how to create a foundation of light, dark and mid tones and finally how to begin. There are enough kits for 3 beginners, more are welcome if you have your own plein air equipment, brushes and paints. After the demonstration you will be able to try your hand at a small painting 🙂
Attending the demonstration is free 🙂 If you want to try your hand at a wee painting it will be $50.00. I will provide the plein air kit, paints, brushes and canvas – all included with the fee 🙂
If you enjoy yourself and want to continue we can arrange private or semiprivate sessions on days of the week that work best for you. (see classes for prices).
The demonstration will be on June 5th, 9:30-10:30. Painting your first painting will be from 10:30-12:30 🎨 If there is enough interest I may repeat this demo and painting session on other dates in coming weeks.
I only have room for three students per group session unless you have your own kit and supplies, so please let me know soon if you want to join the class 🙂
Painting in Vickie’s beautiful garden.