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Monday moooooood... staring down a new week...BTW on Saturday the 6th come see me downtown at Frog Hollow where I will be doing a demo at their art cart from 12-3. Stop on by and say hi!
Also at the end of this month I’m teaching several classes at the Vermont Art Event at the Windjammer. Contact:
1-888-HOLBEIN/1-800-682-6686
VERMONT ART EVENT 2019


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Charles Reid was a master watercolorist. I had the opportunity to study with him on several occasions and will treasure those times as I remember this talented artist. Charles passed away on June 1st. The photos above are of him doing a demo for the Vermont Watercolor Society two years ago with his painting in the middle on the left side and two small sketches I did of him at a workshop I attended years prior. He will be missed.

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Wow! Here we are about to start the sixth month of the year...time flies..as does this feathered friend! Not great distances, but enough to get some air moving under his wings. It’s  been a rainy, wet and chilly spring here in Vermont, but hopefully there will be some warmer days soon. Ones where the easel can be firmly planted en plein air and some paint can get thrown about in nature. 
Spread my wings so to speak! 

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These busy birds of spring are a sight for winter weary eyes. All the feathered friends are actively singing and nest making...almost time for the hummingbird feeder to go up! 

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Spring is here and the temps are creeping up! It’s time to get hands dirty and dig around in gardens...or we can paint them before we plant them! This piece was enhanced with some watercolor crayons, which I’ve rediscovered and have been using quite a bit. They will cover over dark areas with light colors very nicely! Always more tools to explore in our artistic adventures! 

FYI there’s still spots available in my Landgrove, Vermont watercolorpalooza weekend! May 3-5
Paint petals, portraits and poultry!


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When I remember to take photos of the various steps along the way....I can share them! What a concept...usually I’m just too busy painting to stop and record what I’m doing. Here is a step by step of a painting I did a week ago or so. I don’t usually work this way of painting around the blossoms to start...but thought I’d try a new approach..the finish is the same with lots of negative painting of leaves. 

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(My first day demo painting...spring fever!)

Just finished a two day workshop at the Bryan Gallery in Jeffersonville. We painted florals and the portrait. Great group of painters who decided to join in a weekend of watercolor fun and miss all the late March showers...both snow and rain! 
(My sample paintings on the wall)
I’ll be teaching a three day workshop at the Landgrove Inn in Southern Vermont in May. Join us!  
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