We will be using stretched paper but you are welcome to use your usual watercolor paper. All techniques that we will use will apply to 140# or 300# cold press paper.
Why I love stretched paper:
The value of the pigment that you put on the paper will dry just about exactly the value you put down.
Your loaded brush strokes go on the paper just like “cream”.
With values of a mid tone and higher, you will be able to create beautiful texture.
Lifting is a cinch, (if you like to lift edges or secondary lights in your painting).
No rippling or buckling of the paper during the painting. When the painting is done, you just remove it, trim the edges and you have a perfectly flat painting ready to frame.
Spring at our old farm means apple blossoms, lupins, and lots of buttercups throughout the field. I had never even dreamed that I would live in Maine, and so I am still “pinching myself” that a scene like this is actually my home. That’s my little studio in the background.
A friend from England who has visited us often, asked if I could make a painting with our Adirondack chairs under an apple tree, with a book, her knitting, a pot of tea and two cups; just waiting for we two friends to sit and continue our conversation. I’d like to invite you to join us under the apple tree!
There is a feeling of a warm spring afternoon, fresh green grass, the scent of apple blossoms and an overall mood of pleasure. This mood is supported by the sunlit grassy field and misty apple trees and flower gardens in the background. The sun-dappled light on the chairs and the table are the focal point of the painting.
The class is live and interactive on ZOOM
Dates: June 22, 23 & 24 from 9am-noon PDT
Level:High Beginners to Intermediate
Participants: Max 20
Price: $249 for 9 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.
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 https://www.evelyndunphy.com
“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.”
“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”.
“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.”