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Changing the Mood by Changing the Pigments

I teach a weekly watercolor class and suggest to my students that the best way to learn watercolor is to paint! I challenge them to paint the same scene using different pigments to change the mood. You draw or compose once on white drawing paper, trace the image multiple times and paint again. What happens is thay you have multiple chances to paint and feel much freer to create and explore.



The growth that you find in your own painting journey will be evident. Remember, you are… Continue

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CPAP Paintout at Carmel

November 11, 2017 at 9am to November 12, 2017 at 6pm
All members are invited to participate in this 2-day paintout!This is not a competition or workshop, there is no fee. Just show up with your art supplies to paint and have fun.On Saturday lets paint at Point Lobos park. Come at any time you can, I'll try to be there by 9am. Bring lunch, we will have a group picnic around 1pm at the picnic area next to China Cove.Dinner on Saturday at 6:30 pm at Rio Grill. Address: 101 Crossroads Boulevard, Carmel, CA 93923 ph: (831) 625-5436Catherine Fasciato…See More
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2016 Signature Members Announced

We are very excited and pleased to announce this year’s candidates for Signature Membership. Selections were made based upon the strength of their plein air portfolios. As part of the selection process, their Membership Level is elevated to that of Painting Ambassador and upon completion of the required prerequisites they will become full Signature Members.Please join us in welcoming this year’s brand new Painting Ambassadors: Sybil JohnsonBev LazorNed MuellerWill MallerErnie DollmanWilliam…See More
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