Saturday, June 2, 2012

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April Point Workshop: Blue Heron

Great Blue Heron
14x20"

The first part of my week was spent teaching a workshop at Painter's Lodge in Campbell River, BC.
The second part was teaching another workshop at Painter's sister resort, April Point, on Quadra Island, BC.

For the second workshop I taught Fun With Watercolors which is a really great technique of pouring paint, blowing paint, and using our fingers to move it around.
For this workshop I chose to do another Great Blue Heron.
I also did a how-to DVD of this painting.

I was pleased to see so many returning students as well as meet so many new ones.
I feel so blessed to have an opportunity to meet these wonderful people.

I also feel blessed that while I was on Quadra, I had an opportunity to see my friend, Perrin Sparks, art studio.
Perrin is a pastel and portrait artist extrordinaire. She was part of the University of Texas's medical illustration department before retiring to beautiful Quadra Island.
To view more of her work, please click here.

Perrin's studio was a former squash court


Me and Perrin with some of her amazing work.


View from my room.
Even the fog and rain couldn't stop this place from being beautiful!
There were bald eagles and herons that liked to sit and fish on the beach below my room.

My awesome class and their masterpieces

If interested in purchasing a how-to DVD of the Great Blue Heron,
please contact me at leslieredheadart@gmail.com
Cost is $30 plus shipping.
PayPal is accepted.

10 comments:

Studio at the Farm said...

Your heron painting is wonderful - the bird so handsome, and the looser background looks beautiful around him. What a wonderful place to paint, and you have so many smiling students! I'll look up Perrin's site when I finish writing here. Anyone who lives in such a cool home must be fascinating.

Studio at the Farm said...

I just looked at Perrin's site. WOW! She is not only technically brilliant, but such an astute observer and portrayer of nature, human and otherwise. Thank you, Leslie for the "introduction".

Leslie Redhead Watercolors said...

Thank you Kathryn! It was a wonderful place to paint. I am looking forward to getting back to a normal schedule though.

Leslie Redhead Watercolors said...

Yes, Perrin's work is wonderful. She has mastered her craft not only with talent but hard work. She makes me feel that I have so much more to learn.

Gillian Olson said...

Gorgeous watercolour Leslie.

Sweetwater Designs said...

omygosh..the view from your room! How can you NOT create in such a place.
Your work just gets better and better Leslie..love it all.

Leslie Redhead Watercolors said...

Thank you Gillian and Deborah:)

Sharon Whitley said...

Love the heron painting - it's beautiful - I've got a thing about herons! Great blog and I'm following and on the blog list, thank you for sharing your work

Sharon Whitley said...

Love the heron painting - it's beautiful - I've got a thing about herons! Great blog and I'm following and on the blog list, thank you for sharing your work

Leslie Redhead Watercolors said...

Thank you Sharon! I love your dog and bird paintings as well. Just fabulous!

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