The teacher is a well known painter in this area...David Peterson. He taught us for four hours indoors and out. We painted from our own sketches from Downtown Vacaville after he presented a short lecture and a demo out on the sidewalk in front of the gallery. We then worked outdoors making our design sketches and then went indoors and painted them onto a half sheet of watercolor paper. We were" to practice drawing and painting fast and loose from life!" David is demonstrating painting from his own small sketch. These are my two sketches of near by restaurants.
And here is one of my finished larger pieces...
When David popped my paintings in a mat frame they really popped~
And this was another I did...
I don't think we know what we have in us unless we push a bit.
I know I need lots more workshops and classes and
lots and lots and lots of
practice to get good at this...
but I had fun on this day!
One of the other beginning students was also
a quilter and textile artist! How fun is that!