Painting for those who think they can’t draw/paint/be part of an art class

    Our next class is April 22nd2021 — 5:45 PM. — We’re still enjoying the flowers of spring. I’m suggesting irises but feel free to do your own favorite flower. I’ll be using ammonia to create ruffles in the petals.

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    Visit PaintZoom Black History Month Art Show Much of the work was inspired by The Hill We Climb Amanda Gorman’s Inaugural poem.
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    Cherry Trees: Single tree and Tidal Basin
    Painting Review (20 minutes)
    Marble from the e. e. cummings poem, in Just.
    Painting Review (28 minutes)
    Painting Review (39 minutes)
    Lotus finally:
    Painting Review (35 minutes)
    Succulents – Charging Review:
    Painting Review (41 minutes)
    The Hill We Climb:
    Full Class Video (56 minutes)
    Bugs and Butterflies:
    Painting Review (41 minutes)
    Full Class Video (56 minutes)
    Fireworks for the inauguration using two kinds of resist; crayon/candle or masking fluid:
    Painting Review (36 minutes)
    Full Class (50 minutes)

    I’ve moved older videos to the archive

Spring flowers.I’m doing irises using ammonia.

Cherry trees, Cherry blossoms, cherry branches, the tidal basin.

Puddles, balloons and marbles are all about transparency and reflections. As always feel free to use your own sketch. The poem follows the photos.

in Just

BY e. e. cummings

in Just-
spring     when the world is mud-
luscious the little
lame balloonman

whistles     far     and wee

and eddieandbill come
running from marbles and
piracies and it's

when the world is puddle-wonderful

the queer
old balloonman whistles
far     and            wee
and bettyandisbel come dancing

from hop-scotch and jump-rope and




balloonMan     whistles

Lotus – reviewing charging.
Succulents – Charging

Bugs and Butterflies
Thanks to Sally for the photos and the ideas.
Pictures for Fireworks

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    Thanks and keep on painting!


All DPR centers are CLOSED! All classes are canceled We are holding classes on the web via Zoom. Go to: PaintZoom OR click on the icon below. I've also added a TechShorts page for introductory material. To review past classes go to the Painting Video Archive page. See you online

This Post Has 9 Comments

  1. Nancy

    I think I have. Glad you started!! What time?

  2. Sandra Bruce

    I plan to join in

  3. Marilyn G

    I Love these photos! Thanks. I’m really looking forward to the class. I hope everyone is going live on Zoom because I need to see you painting.

  4. Lynn

    See you at 5:45. Thank you for doing this. Lynn

  5. D. Hall

    The demo was GREAT, Elin

    Diane Hall

  6. Virginiai Vitucci

    I look forward to attending the April 2nd Watercolor Zoom Class.
    Thank you!!!



    My watercolor instructor is now starting a zoom watercolor class. I helping her some with the technology since I’m doing an online college class due to the virus. One question how you do get to present the picture of painting the watercolor from above? What type of camera do you have and how do you mount it?

    1. elin

      Tell her to get in touch.

  8. Carolyn C Drake

    I am guessing the answer to your 07-12-2020 question is YOU.

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