Friday, March 23, 2012

Painting Snow in Watercolor

Demonstrating snow on spruces - photo by John Mangels

Painting snow and winter scenes was the topic of our March watercolor workshop in St. George. Held in the studio at "A Passion for Painting" we discussed one of my favorite subjects for watercolor. Snow provides a wonderful opportunity to explore wet-into-wet techniques and the unique characteristic that watercolor exhibits as pigment mingles and flows on wet paper. The first day's subject was snow on spruce trees and rocks. The second day we explored how snow looks on buildings and structures. Check out the workshop page of my website for more watercolor classes.

Monday, March 19, 2012

St. George Art Walk

Every few months the St. George downtown art galleries hold a friday evening "Art Walk". Luckily the weather this time was absolutely fantastic so the turnout was large. I was selected to do a demonstration painting at the Mission Gallery from 6 to 9pm and enjoyed describing the painting process and visiting with patrons as I worked on a watercolor snow scene.

Friday, March 02, 2012

Art Talk to National Advisory Council Spouses

The National Advisory council of Dixie State College met today and I was invited to entertain the spouses with a talk about my artwork. Held in the Eccles Art Museum, it was a perfect opportunity to show a few of my newest paintings and discuss the unique aspects of watercolor. The appreciative audience had lots of questions which I was happy to answer. They were most interested in my travel sketchbooks and I explained how I use my 15-minute sketches done on location to work up larger studio paintings. Two of my paintings are on display in the Eccles Gallery as part of the Sears Invitational.
"Sinawava Silence" 22 x 30 watercolor by Roland Lee