Tag: watercolor

Fly With the Butterflies and Doreen

The following participants got "the butterflies" with Doreen Beers, the lead flyer (left to right): Concepta Savage, Linda Webb, Maryan Hopkins, Doreen Beers, Diana Mikol, and Connie Wiletzky.

Nancy Friedman, Co-Education Chairman Butterflies were the topic of the day when Doreen Beers demonstrated how to paint butterflies in watercolor on May 18. Her six participants learned the wet-on-wet and wet-to-dry techniques of watercolor to start their basic butterflies, and then went on to embellish them with a white gel pen and black ink.…

Beginning Watercolor Class With Don Helmstetter

Practicing painting technique

Deborah Dougless On May 10, a small, socially-distanced group learned various introductory techniques of watercolor. Using just a few colors and one brush, participants learned to float (layering wet paint) yellow for the leaves of a tree and then add bright blue to turn the color green. For the tree trunk, they floated brown and added blue again to give…

The Color Wheel and Color Mixing

Watercolor paint-mixing

Deborah Dougless With Nancy Friedman and Nils Johnson using all liquid paints, especially for our Sonoran Desert Plants, two small groups that were socially distanced met on May 12 and were introduced to the color wheel. Participants learned about the primary, secondary, and tertiary relationships between colors. They also learned about hue—adding white to lighten a color; shade—adding…

New for the Fine Arts Guild: Watercolor Spotlight Thursdays

Controlling their water in watercolor painting with the help of Terry Helmstetter are (left to right): Karen Cutrell, Terry, Karen Kulling, Susan Halley, Doreen Beers, and Louie Cano.

Nancy Friedman, Co-Education Director On March 18, the Fine Arts Guild started Watercolor Spotlight Thursdays during which members with watercolor supplies met to paint selected subjects with Don Helmstetter as their mentor. On the first trial day, the room was filled to our 10-person COVID-limited capacity. Those participating the first Thursday were Doreen Beers, Susan Halley, Margie Calhoun,…

Fine Arts Guild Demonstration Classes Resume

Nancy Friedman With a slow COVID summer, the guild started their demonstration classes again for the fall/winter season in mid-October. As of this writing, five classes have been completed along with two impromptu discussions. Ten classes were scheduled for the months of January and February with four needing to be repeated due to our limited…

Watercolor Techniques and Mixing Desert Greens

In the month of February, the Fine Arts Guild sponsored two classes. Melanie Douglas taught Watercolor Techniques to a class consisting of mostly new members. Each year Melanie excites new members with her enthusiasm about watercolor and encourages them to paint with her when she is monitoring. Sometimes she converts a member from another medium…

Flowers in watercolor

  Nancy Friedman, Secretary Tips and techniques of watercolor were the topics of a daylong class presented by Jean Forsyth from Colorado Springs. Sponsored by the Fine Arts Guild, twelve members had a great time with numerous pictures of flowers from which to paint. There were poppies, daisies, irises, tulips, peonies, and various other pictures…

You may be lucky to receive one of these cards

Nancy Friedman, Secretary On the afternoon of August 23, 20 Robson Ranch ladies attended a Watercolor Note Card class. For $10 the ladies were provided with five note cards and envelopes, two brushes and basic watercolors. With a few techniques under their belts they started making their own simple to elaborate note cards. Many said…

Maxine’s 10th Watercolor Class

The wonderful results of the students in Maxine’s watercolor class.

Maxine Harrison from Yuma and Lake Chelan, WA taught another great class March 17 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Creative Arts Center. The six students were Dan Riebli, Cynthia Dunlop, Dorothy Herink, Mary Beth Fisher, John Koski and Karen Cutrell. Maxine’s next class will most likely be November 17. If you would…

Maxine’s November watercolor class recap

Maxine’s watercolor class

Terry Price A Southwest scene was the picture painted in Maxine’s November 30 watercolor class. Three of the class members were “first time taking a watercolor class.” They all did great! The class was held in the Gourd Room at the CAC from 9:00 to 4:00 with a lunch break. Class members were Jim Law,…