VIEW-Evelyn Dunphy

`` Let The Paper Do The Work For You !``, Watercolor with Evelyn Dunphy

Class Information

Attend this class and you may win one recording of your choice from Evelyn ‘s previous classes. We will do a raffle during the class. Need to be present to win.

The class is live and interactive on ZOOM

Dates: March 13 & 14 from 9am-12:30pm Pacific time 

Level: High Beginners to Intermediate

Participants: Max 20

Medium: Watercolor

Price: $198 for 7 hours. If you can’t attend, you can buy the recording only. Book the class and email us to let us know you won’t attend.

A NEW and EXCITING way to achieve the silky texture of an oyster with it’s glistening, translucent surface. We can create spontaneous patterns using pigment and water drops on hot press paper. 

Join me in this workshop and be inspired by the Dutch paintings from the 16th and 17th century. I was thrilled when I learned that the English term “still life” comes from the Dutch word “stil leven”. I think it’s wonderful to be part of this fascinating world of painting!

 So many techniques in one painting! Doesn’t it look as if the oysters are real? You can feel the jelly-like consistency and slippery surface.

We will work with a simplified composition designed from this painting to learn how to let the pigments and water create patterns on the surface of the hot press paper, controlled and yet unique. You will find possibilities for future paintings and create a still life that is reminiscent of the Dutch still life paintings.

Using hot press paper with transparent and one or two iridescent pigments, you will be delighted to find how the paper can work for you, with pigments and water puddling on the smooth surface, forming pattern and texture that creates the glossy, luminous texture of the oysters.

Class Format

  • A host from the VIEW Academy will facilitate the meeting, admitting you if you connect late, helping you with technical problems, etc…
  • The V.I.E.W. workshop is live, interactive and hands-on
  • Evelyn will demonstrate step by step,  breaking up the process in manageable steps, giving you time to paint during the live session
  • You will be able to ask questions directly to Evelyn
  • You will be able to show your work to Evelyn to get personal feedback and critique
  • You will enjoy interactivity with fellow participants
  • You can keep the recordings of the class forever.

What you will learn in this Class

The fundamentals of watercolor techniques, including:

  • mixing the appropriate ratio of pigment and water to succeed in putting down the correct value and color that you want for a specific subject
  • wet in wet application of pigment
  • graded, flowing multi-color or value washes
  • use of warm and cool mixes to create form
  • distinct and merged/soft edges to bring shapes forward as well as for a sense of depth
  • paint a deep glowing dark background around the blossoms without the use of masking

Biography-Evelyn Dunphy

Evelyn Dunphy’s work has been exhibited in juried exhibitions throughout the United States, Canada and the UK, including the Royal Watercolour Society’s Contemporary Art Exhibit, London, UK, American Watercolor Society, Salmagundi Club , New York, National Arts Club, New York, Adirondack Exhibition of American Watercolors, “Portraits, Interior And Exterior”, Arts Club of Washington, DC and toured with the International Guild of Realism’s Masterworks Museum Tour.

Two of Dunphy’s paintings were included among artists from 83 countries in the “World Watercolour Competition” sponsored by The Art of Watercolour magazine published in France. Her work was a finalist in the Artist’s Magazine annual competition out of 6800 entries and has been included in several “SPLASH” publications and “Pratique des Arts”.

Dunphy is a Signature Member of the New England Watercolor Society, member of the International Guild of Realism, and American Society of Marine Artists.

Evelyn Dunphy has taught many workshops nationally and internationally. Dunphy is a sought-after watercolor instructor whose workshops always sell out fast.

We are sure you will enjoy and appreciate Evelyn’s unique ability to convey her easy to understand instruction and genuine sincerity in assisting students like yourself in reaching your goals as a watercolor artist.

Check Evelyn Dunphy’s website at

Samples of Evelyn Dunphy's Art

Testimonials from our VIEWers

“Evelyn, you are an extraordinary teacher — gifted with an ability to provide clear instruction, generous with your time and praise, clearly passionate about sharing your hard-earned expertise, and, even better, driven to ensure your students succeed. I’ve learned more from the workshops I’ve attended with you than I have in the collocation of books I’ve acquired over the past year or so and all the videos I’ve watched online combined. Finding a teacher like you is akin to discovering gold.” 

Anne-Marie F.

“This was an excellent workshop: Evelyn Dunphy is such a calm, organized, & effective instructor. I greatly appreciated how she managed to keep everyone moving forward, yet allowed people to work at their own pace. In particular I appreciated & benefited from her frequent individualized feedback & critique during the sessions”.

Rosemary T.

“This workshop encouraged and enabled a huge step in my painting in terms of subject, attention to detail, palette, planning, and patience.  The format allowed a lot of teacher-student time because everyone got a front-row seat to everyone else’s questions and consultations with Evelyn.  Technically, the computer contacts were really well managed.  Practically seamless!  Thank you.”

Lew I.

The Price of US $ 198 for 7 hours includes:

  • Documents to help prepare for the class
  • Personal feedback during the class and in between sessions via email or phone with Evelyn
  • The recording of all sessions for you to keep forever
  • The access to our VIEW Facebook page so you can share and communciate with the VIEW Academy community of artists and teachers.
  • If you can’t attend, you can buy the recording only (same price).
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