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Monday, March 30, 2015

Pat Weaver watercolor workshop

The Watercolor Society of Indiana is hosting a four-day workshop by Pat Weaver, June 1-4, in Indy, and there are still openings. Link to Pat's website:

WSI's website with workshop info:

If interested, contact

There are at least two of us signed up; we'll be commuting rather than staying in Indy.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Alice in Wonderland illustrations

The Art Room Plant is another of the blogs I like to check on every once in awhile. Hazel Terry, a Scottish artist, features lesser known and new artists, many of whom have a quite playful style. This month Terry has been featuring illustrations from the various Alice in Wonderland books (in among other posts), like the one above. On the March 22 post she has reproduced some of Lewis Carroll's original manuscript.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Alina Chau's Watercolors

Another find via Lines and Colors.

Alina Chau is an illustrator, painter, and animation artist who works in watercolor. Her work is filled with delightful images and wonderful textures with subjects from contemporary to fairy-tale narrratives. I could not pick a favorite.

For the Lines and Colors posts, start here: In that post is a link to an older post as well.

Her website:

She also has a blog called Ice-Cream Monster Toon Cafe:

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Time for another 
Wabash Valley Artists Society program already, this Tuesday (March 17).  The very talented James Werner will be giving his presentation this month. 

James will be showing us "Continuous Tone Charcoal drawing." 
He will bring antique drawings and a finished piece of his own and talk about the history of the technique. 
This method is perfect for people interested in watercolor, oils. or acrylic painting. 
It focuses on a "big tone" on block in approach and is a fast way to get a fully rendered value drawing where charcoal is used like paint with a loose quick application to render the light affect and edges. 

He will show examples of John Singer Sargent drawings from a book using this technique as well as an original antique drawing from his collection by a student of Carlos Duran who was Sargent's teacher.  Also, he will create a portrait of a model while he talks.  If you would like to see examples of his work here is a link to his Facebook page    James Werner's Facebook page
I am really looking forward to seeing James' approach to something completely new and different (for me anyway), and I hope all of you will be there too.

On a side note, we are still in need of a secretary.  It would be lovely if someone would volunteer to take on this task.

See you Tuesday at TAF at 7:00pm.  And as always please feel free to call me with any questions at 765-237-1252.

Monday, March 9, 2015


Since Michelangelo and the Vatican are in the news today, I thought I would post this link to the Sistine Chapel again.
Use your mouse to "visit" any part of the chapel. Mouse scroll enlarges/decreases.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Paul Dmoch, a French Watercolor Artist

Paul Dmoch's name popped up on the Lines and Colors blog that I follow. His watercolors are quite wonderful. I especially like his depictions of architecture, sometimes from unique views.

Here's the link to the Lines and Colors blog post, which will provide a taste: Or go directly to Dmoch's website: Click on his name to enter. The site is in French (good practice for those of you heading to France in June!), but click on Galeries to pull up his paintings. An example of an interior:     

Balustrade - detail, Maison Victor Horta, Bruxelles - Painting,  48x72 cm ©1992 par Paul Dmoch -  Peinture, Aquarelle