This new inspiring book for watercolor (watercolour in Britian!) came just before I went to teach the workshop yesterday!
I considered it to be a good omen and it was. The workshop was fun , the setting at a retreat center on a mountain top here was wonderful...sunny and lots of fall color.
These were beginners so we painted autumn things...their retreat is called "Leaves of Gold" . We did a negative painting (which emphasizes the outline shape) using maple leaves gathered from outdooors and a positive (realistic ) still life of pears (which are in season now!)
Shirley Trevena is a British watercolor artist whose work I just love. She is in love with color as I am....what a great teacher! I would love to take a workshop with her!