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Sunday, May 17, 2009

Watercolor Journaling Workshop



On Friday evening May 15 and Saturday May 16, I led a Watercolor Journaling workshop for the Mispillion Art League. Friday was mostly "show and tell" - talking about what I do and how I do it and showing the nine other artist members my journals and other examples of what watercolor journaling is all about.

On Saturday we met at the gallery and went out into downtown Milford, Delaware to sketch and journal. Our weekly Farmer's Market was in full swing and it was so much fun to see artists out sketching and painting. It added such a lovely dimension to the day and the people coming out to buy locally grown fresh produce, flowers, bread, meats and cheeses and exotic mushrooms (just to name some of the things on hand!) were curious enough to stop and talk with them and they found many lovely details to capture with pen, ink and watercolors!

On the way back to the gallery at the end of the day I couldn't resist making an entry in my own journal and joining the group painting some of the sketches they had made in pen and ink, to see what that felt like - to draw outside and paint later. Everyone seemed to have a great time and we have now planned to meet in two weeks to go out and try it again!

Thanks to everyone who participated! It was a terrific, energetic group, with diverse talents and backgrounds and just the most fun to hang out with all day!!

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