With Covid waning, I’m happy that teaching “in-person” workshops has begun!! Last week I had the privilege of teaching for a wonderful group of artists from the Southwestern Watercolor Society (SWS) in Dallas, Texas. This included a generous invitation from the organizer to fly in early and take me to the five major museums in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area. What a wealth of inspiration! A picture below is from the Nasher Sculpture Center and their new exhibit of the metal sculptures of Harry Bertoia. It started the perfect week on a perfect note!
Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas. sculptures that make sound.
The warm and pleasant days in Southern Florida are always an invitation to paint outside Plein Air and to do other fun things like “painting shirts”! If you want to try it there is a three step process starting with wetting the shirts completely. Just like watercolor on wet paper. Use acrylic paints (no special brand). The colors will blend easily. As the shirts dried I continued to add colors with a wide brush, loosely and by splattering. The final step was to iron the shirts. The heat is necessary to set the acrylic paint. They can be washed for years with little fading. As your weather warms I hope you will give it a try!
Painting shirts outside in my Florida yard!
And last but not least, I am very happy and excited to report that I received an award at the Annual International Watercolor Exhibition of the Watercolor Society of Houston. The award was for my painting “Breaking Through” which was featured in last month’s Blog. March has been a wonderful month so far and still half of it left to go! Happy painting to you all!
Creatively yours, Kathleen