Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Watercolor Painting Demonstration at Workshop

I enjoyed presenting a two-day watercolor workshop for the Utah Watercolor Society last weekend. 22 great artists joined me at the Sons of Utah Pioneers facility where I presented several of my favorite art concepts and watercolor landscape techniques. Janet Brohm and Colleen Reynolds organized the workshop. Check the workshop page on my website for upcoming workshops.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Art Visit for Miss Bowler's Third Grade Class

An excited third grade class busily works on their art
My niece Lizzy Bowler invited me to visit her third grade class at Valley Charter School this morning and share a little about being an artist. Afterwards I was totally exhausted and very appreciative of all the wonderful teachers who have the energy to teach our children. The kids were all enthusiastic, interested, and asked tons of great questions -- even though we had to resort to occasional rounds of "One, two three...look at me" to quiet their excited chatter. But like most young people, they were eager to get their hands on pencils and crayons and show me their creations. After telling them about my trip to the town of Giethoorn Holland (where there are no cars or roads, only canals and boats) I asked them to draw what they thought it would be like to live there. Their imaginations ran wild as they concocted paintings of canal boats with them and their friends at the helm. Each wanted to show me what they had made, get my autograph, and give me a hug before reluctantly heading out to recess. It just reminded me that all children love to draw. They don't need instruction, just tools and paper to keep them happily busy for hours. Hmmm, sounds just like me! Maybe I never did grow up after all.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Plein Air Watercolor - Workshop Goes Outdoors to Study the Red Rocks

It was hard to keep up with the artists in my watercolor painting workshop "Painting the Red Rocks of Southern Utah." I had a group of very competent artists join me for a couple of days as we explored the way nature presents light and shadow to create drama in the landscape. Artists from Arizona, Idaho, Colorado, and Utah converged as we combined classroom Powerpoint demonstrations with live outdoor painting in colorful Snow Canyon State Park. Dozens of wonderful paintings resulted from our efforts. My next watercolor workshop in St. George is already full, but there is a waiting list. I will be presenting a two day watercolor painting workshop in Salt Lake City for the Utah Watercolor Society on October 26-27. See my website for workshop information.
Classroom demonstrations on how to paint light and shadow 

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Free Box of Art Cards to Everyone Who Stops by the Roland Lee Gallery Open House Friday Oct 12

Get a free box of art cards just for stopping by during the Art Walk. Each box contains 16 cards and envelope with eight different winter images.

Roland Lee's new studio and gallery, located in the First East Plaza building next to the DUP museum at 165 North 100 East #2

Roland Lee has two gallery rooms filled with his original paintings and prints
I'd like to invite everyone to stop by the Roland Lee Art Studio and Gallery during the St. George downtown Art Walk Friday Night. Everyone who comes will receive a FREE box of Roland Lee Art Cards with winter images --16 cards and envelopes perfect for Christmas Cards or general use. Drop by anytime from 4pm to 9pm. My gallery is located in the First East Plaza office building right next to the Daughters of Utah Pioneers museum at 165 North 100 East #2. You can see my newest original paintings and some of my new limited edition prints as well. The Art walk begins at the St. George Art Museum, just north of my studio and continues to all the galleries down main street. Be sure to step inside the main Street Theater as well and see a fantastic display of watercolors from the Dixie Watercolor Society. It will be a big night for art in St. George. Plan to be there.