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What a great time Linda and I had at the Bartlesville Art Association's monthly meeting last night. About 50 folks braved the cold to watch as I painted a winter landscape while demonstrating the use of watercolor. Their meeting began promptly at 7:00, I began painting at 7:20 and continued to 8:20. I have posted an image of the painting thus far. "January Brunch" will be its title. As I mentioned last night during the painting process, it wasn't my intent to paint a full sheet painting as fast as I could during this demo. I chose the 22" x30" size to allow those attending to be able to see the process better. The subject matter was selected to allow for several kinds of techniques to be utilized, a sky for fluid washes, a house for some detail and textures, and of course a wide area of snow to advance the painting to fit in the brief one hour time period.
It has progressed very well to this point. I have some areas to define, alter somewhat, make some adjustments and add more detail. Mainly the piece is unified, the colors work well in harmony and are scattered throughout the painting.
I will finished this piece in the near future. It will be posted on my web site, offered for sale as well as offered for selections of prints.
Thanks to all who came to watch the demo and for being such an attentive audience. Perhaps I can hold a future watercolor workshop at the BAA.