Welcome to my new Art page!
My career in Dentistry, raising & showing cattle and life in general - I never had time to pursue my artistic
side. Moving & Retirement have opened new doors!
Like most things you start at the beginning. I took 8 classes - once a week. Met a new friend Penny Duncklee
during class. She is a local watercolor artist. Her web site is PenneyDuncklee.com She lent me a whole stack of books
which I devoured - came away with tools and styles I liked and began emulating them. She put critical information about paint
handling, transparency of watercolors (transparent, semi- transparent, opaque) as well as staining (or non staining) in my
hands from the very beginning. I also located a ton of information on YOUTUBE. So many demonstrations; that for me seeing
the paint behave or watching a technique was easier, faster than reading it and try to imagine what would occure.
I have am a Member of the New Mexico Watercolor Society (southern chapter
is in Las Cruces.) Enjoying meeting lots of other artists - people that like to paint. Each of the meetings has a presentation
or demo with it. A chance to learn something as you attend the meetings.
in Las Cruces there is something called the 10 o'clock club. They meet on the 10 of each month at 10 am. In the mean time;
the concept is "at 10 O'clock - you stop what you are doing and paint or do other art for 10 minutes each day."
A fun concept to get you to paint / practice each day - keep you learning, improving. Looking forward to the first meeting
where you can ask questions, seek other people's in put on how to improve and enjoy each others company.
Like everything else I would immagine; there are watercolor art classes far
and wide! So with the 5th wheel - Dene and I will be off on new adventures.
So, I am on my way to a new "career" with watercolors. Love it! I have no agenda so, I will enjoy seeing
where this all goes!