Kathy's love for art and watercolor in particular, started when I was quite young. She love the challenge of being a “purist” with the medium and I use transparent watercolor. Nature scenes are her favorite to paint, especially the dunes and how they are continually changing.
Been teaching a new class.. A journal class. Something new to me. It was a lot of fun showing different techniques and ideas for a journal. The gals that took the 4 week class enjoyed themselves and they plan to continue working this summer on their journals and then when they come back in the fall they want to continue working on them in class. My book is almost completed. Will have to start another one.
That is my new Italian fountain pen that I purchased in Chicago.
In memory of one of my favorite antique shops that recently closed. It needed a lot of renovation to get it back to code. Hopefully when they are done working on the building they will reopen as an antique shop. It was 3 floors filled with antique finds. Great STUFF for still lifes.. It would be nice if they add an elevator to this store/building. They just better not tare it down and put up a parking lot....
Just a little something from my garden.....I am still planting my gardens but they are slowly getting there and starting to look good...can't wait till I am done so that I can sit and enjoy them and yes, paint them.
I have been really busy planting my gardens for this summer. Lots of hard work and the older I get it does get harder and takes longer...so maybe I will enjoy them more. I still have more to plant....then comes taking care of them.
Also...then comes painting them. I can't wait. Watch for them.
It's been crazy here. I had the virus that most people in my area also had. It was 5 weeks. Then at the same time I was getting ready for my new Industrial Exhibit. That is all hung, we had the opening and it will be up till July 11. The show is at the Pine's Village Gallery in Valparaiso, Indiana.
At the opening I gave a watercolor demo of some tulips. One lucky person won the demonstration painting. We had bad weather scheduled for the day, but there was a good number in attendance with only 4 seats open.
Taught a workshop tonight of pansies in watercolor on watercolor canvas. Good students, working hard.