Saturday, August 26, 2017

Hi Blogging Friends!
I know its been quite awhile since I've posted on my blog and I'm sorry for that. I retired May 5th and have been traveling between three states trying to decide where we want to move. Both my husband and I want to be warmer all year long not just during the Spring and Summer months. We've narrowed it down to either North Carolina or South Carolina. So stay tuned for our final decision.

I was also inspired by an article I read to challenge myself to paint every day for 30 days. And so I did, two paintings which I've included in this post.







I am now into my third 30-day challenge where I am working on some European store fronts, vegetable carts and other interesting subjects. Hopefully I'll get them posted toward the end of September.

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Oh my gosh where has the time gone! I can't believe I haven't posted since November, so sorry! I have been pretty busy teaching watercolor classes throughout the winter months at a local shop. This has been quite an enjoyable but scary adventure! I haven't taught for many years and have become rusty with those skills. Even so, I'm working out the kinks and having a lot of fun in the process.

I started my students out with the very basics of transparency, brush strokes and techniques. So far so good. My plan is to introduce each student to a hands on workshop where they will bring a pre sketched item on a 5" x 7" sheet of watercolor paper to class. Each student will work on his or her project and I'll be available to help and work with each individually guiding them with any problems they may be having. The second purpose of the workshop is to connect the students in hopes they will form artist relationships.

Here is the schedule of classes being offered. If interested, you can sign up for any one of these on my website. wwwwhiteoakstudioandgallery.com.