Sunday, September 18, 2011

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September Wrens

September Wrens
15x22"
sold

This past week I taught a workshop at the fabulous April Point Resort &Spa on Quadra Island, BC. The weather was the best it has been all year! My mother was visiting from Idaho so we went to the island a day early to explore the sites. We took a walk on Rebecca Spit and visited the museum at Cape Mudge.

The workshop was Fun with Watercolours which is one of my favorites to teach. It is all about playing with the paint. I start out with pouring, blowing, and moving the paint around the paper with my fingers. Then I show how to do some negative painting. Everytime I do the workshop, I try to have a different theme. This time it was birds and autumn leaves. I have done seastars, crabs, a heron, and flowers in the past.
After we have fun pouring the paint, I then show the class how to find the leaves and bring them out through negative painting.
It was nice to see some returning students and to meet some new ones.

Rebecca Spit
Quadra Island, BC

8 comments:

Gillian Olson said...

Beautiful painting,

Leslie Redhead Watercolors said...

Thank you Gillian!

Ann Buckner said...

Simply beautiful painting.

Carrie'sCreations said...

Love that painting!!! Those autumnal colors are fabulous!!

Studio at the Farm said...

Leslie, your wrens are so adorable! Love the background, too.

Wendy Mould said...

Oh Leslie, I am so jealous, I know how lovely it is at April Point. Your picture looks great, the background does really bring life to the picture.

JAllgood said...

Wonderful painting and it looks like it would have been fun to do. I told one of my oil painting friends that lives up on Whigby Island about you and told her she needs to check out one of your workshops.

Leslie Redhead Watercolors said...

Thank you everyone for your comments! April Point was wonderful and a great place for a workshop:)

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