A Week Away

This past week I enjoyed a “working vacation”, a watercolour workshop.  The purpose was to learn wet-in-wet techniques.  The theme was vegetables from the garden.

We began with some exercises.

A cabbage.  This was the first time I worked with paper stretched on a frame guided by someone familiar with that technique.


We made strips of paper painted with watercolour, using as many different textures as possible.  Then we did a collage representing an aspect of the still life of vegetables set up on the table.  We had chosen either warm or cool colours.

Then we did a painting based on our collage.

We worked on the spatial powers of colours, testing changes on the objects and the backgrounds.

We chose one to do as a painting.  This one may not be quite finished.

This is the teacher’s web site:


About djdfr

Daily life experiences by a Franco-American woman living in the Breton countryside form the basics of this blog. Gardening, watercolour, choral music, food, are some of my interests. I seek to balance the physical, mental and spiritual. I am a free believer praying from the Bible, the Qur’an and The Revelation of Arès. In 1974, with Jesus as the messenger, and in 1977, manifesting as a stick of light, Our Creator spoke directly to a man in Arès, France, named Michel Potay. The message is in the book “The Revelation of Arès”. It is a call for us to change, to practice love, peacemaking, forgiveness, to free ourselves from all prejudice, to develop our spiritual intelligence, the intelligence of the heart.

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