Friday, January 22, 2016

Upcoming workshop...April 16th, 2016



In this one-day workshop we will paint a landscape scene composed of an old barn, rolling hills, blue sky and trees.  Students will learn how to handle these subjects with differentiating approaches, colors, brushstrokes, etc. This workshop is perfect for all skill levels, and will teach students how to set up a strong composition, creatively use color, use broad brush strokes and fun washes to create engaging and dynamic paintings. Students must bring their own watercolor materials. Suggested materials list and reference photo will be provided upon enrollment.

Hosted by Verdugo Hills Art Association
April 16th, 2016
Saturday
9:00AM- 3:00PM 

Click here for registration info
 

Friday, December 11, 2015

Next session for Online Course starts January 4th, 2016...reserve your spot now!



"8th and Los Angeles"

The reviews are in...the online course is a great success!


This is a super learning experience! - CS (10/2015)

I love this course!  It disciplines me to paint every week-usually I make several attempts at the assignment.  The feedback from Julie is spot-on and her paint-overs show me how a pro would improve my work. I know I have so far to go, but Julie is very encouraging-she takes me right where I am and helps me move forward.  There's no competition or comparison. Each lesson has clear focus and challenges me to learn more about the subject-and try to put it into practice.  Last week's lesson on color was very challenging for me and my initial attempt was terrible.  My first response was that I was too embarrassed to send it in-maybe I could just tell Julie I was too busy to do the assignment!  But over the weekend I tried again and the result was much better! I'm loving this adventure!  Thank you, Julie! - TM (10/2015)

"After taking private lessons with Julie for over two years, I thought my lessons would have to be infrequent since her recent move. When she offered the on-line class I felt it would be the perfect fit for me. I've found that I can truly see where I get stuck when Julie returns her suggestions for a more balanced painting. She also includes my painting along side a copy with the added touches. I can tell right away my areas of challenge. I've discovered as well that instead of being lead, I now listen and apply what she has already taught me, letting the painting talk to me. Having an assignment to turn in each week keeps me from making excuses why I can't paint, as well. I highly recommend giving it a try"- JT (10/2015)

"I'm really enjoying this online course as it fits my personality. I feel more relaxed being able to work in my home at my own pace. It's like having a private lesson. The course content is well organized and clearly presented. I really like having the info outlined and in front of me. Even though I've heard and seen some of this information before in other classes, the way it is broken down with examples is easy to follow and very informative. The feedback critique is helpful because it addresses the students specific areas and Julie does a paint over to show how to improve the painting. Looking forward to the next session" -ML (10/2015)


 
 

The perfect solution to our imperfect distance...
Online Watercolor Class
next 5 weeks starting January 4th, 2016


Enrolled students will have weekly assignments,
and will receive written and visual feed back on each painting assignment.



Lesson topics to be covered will include: 


Composition
Value
New techniques
perspective
color usage


If you are interested, please email me,
I will send you an email back
giving you course description, format and registration info. 

Wouldn't it be fun to paint together, at least virtually!
 

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Holiday Super Sale

Just in time for the Holidays
...or a special treat for yourself!

click here for the special pricing

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Barnscape 12

Barnscape 12
watercolor (7" x 10")
email me if you are interested in this little gem

The reviews are in...the online course is a great success!

This is a super learning experience! - CS (10/2015)

I love this course!  It disciplines me to paint every week-usually I make several attempts at the assignment.  The feedback from Julie is spot-on and her paint-overs show me how a pro would improve my work. I know I have so far to go, but Julie is very encouraging-she takes me right where I am and helps me move forward.  There's no competition or comparison. Each lesson has clear focus and challenges me to learn more about the subject-and try to put it into practice.  Last week's lesson on color was very challenging for me and my initial attempt was terrible.  My first response was that I was too embarrassed to send it in-maybe I could just tell Julie I was too busy to do the assignment!  But over the weekend I tried again and the result was much better! I'm loving this adventure!  Thank you, Julie! - TM (10/2015)

"After taking private lessons with Julie for over two years, I thought my lessons would have to be infrequent since her recent move. When she offered the on-line class I felt it would be the perfect fit for me. I've found that I can truly see where I get stuck when Julie returns her suggestions for a more balanced painting. She also includes my painting along side a copy with the added touches. I can tell right away my areas of challenge. I've discovered as well that instead of being lead, I now listen and apply what she has already taught me, letting the painting talk to me. Having an assignment to turn in each week keeps me from making excuses why I can't paint, as well. I highly recommend giving it a try"- JT (10/2015)

"I'm really enjoying this online course as it fits my personality. I feel more relaxed being able to work in my home at my own pace. It's like having a private lesson. The course content is well organized and clearly presented. I really like having the info outlined and in front of me. Even though I've heard and seen some of this information before in other classes, the way it is broken down with examples is easy to follow and very informative. The feedback critique is helpful because it addresses the students specific areas and Julie does a paint over to show how to improve the painting. Looking forward to the next session" -ML (10/2015)


 

 

The perfect solution to our imperfect distance...
Online Watercolor Class
next 5 weeks starting October 19th, 2015


Enrolled students will have weekly assignments,
and will receive written and visual feed back on each painting assignment.



Lesson topics to be covered will include: 


Composition
Value
New techniques
perspective
color usage


If you are interested, please email me,
I will send you an email back
giving you course description, format and registration info. 

Wouldn't it be fun to paint together, at least virtually!
 

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

It's Good To Be The King

"It's Good To Be The King"
watercolor (12" x 12")
available at special pricing

I did a private little workshop for some of my favorite students the other day.
I gave the host her choice of subject matter...
and a lion it was! 
Isn't he just regal?

And look how wonderfully they all did on The King

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Santorini Charm

"Santorini Charm"
watercolor (7" x 10")
SOLD

Special Summer pricing on today's piece.
email me if you are interested

Monday, August 31, 2015

New Online Class offered

"A Thought from Sharon"
watercolor 6" x 6"
SOLD

The perfect solution to our imperfect distance...
introducing a new Online Watercolor Class
5 weeks starting Sept 7th, 2015


Enrolled students will have weekly assignments,
and will receive written and visual feed back on each painting assignment.



Lesson topics to be covered will include: 


Composition
Value
New techniques
perspective
color usage


If you are interested, please email me,
I will send you an email back
giving you course description, format and registration info. 

Wouldn't it be fun to paint together, at least virtually!

Thursday, August 27, 2015

New Online Class Offered

"A Thought from Sharon"
watercolor 6" x 6"
SOLD

The perfect solution to our imperfect distance...
introducing a new Online Watercolor Class
5 weeks starting Sept 7th, 2015


Enrolled students will have weekly assignments,
and will receive written and visual feed back on each painting assignment.



Lesson topics to be covered will include: 


Composition
Value
New techniques
perspective
color usage


If you are interested, please email me,
I will send you an email back
giving you course description, format and registration info. 

Wouldn't it be fun to paint together, at least virtually!

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Dog Park in Madison, Wisconsin

"Dog Park in Madison, Wisconsin"
watercolor 
(9" x 12")

The dog days of summer are upon us...
and I hope this finds you enjoying them to the fullest!
I am working on my next newsletter...
so be sure you are signed up...
you will get to hear all about what I have be up to...
and all the fun stuff coming up!

Today's piece has special summer pricing
email me if you are interested.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

The Olden Days

"The Olden Days"
Watercolor (9" x 12")

I am offering special pricing on today's painting.
E-mail me if you are interested

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Hello Mr. Zebra

"Hello Mr. Zebra"
watercolor 16" x 12"
available

Today's painting is the demo I did for yesterday's
 workshop in Pasadena, Ca
All my students did such a wonderful job, 
and I am so very proud of them.
If you want to hear about upcoming classes and workshops,
be sure to sign up for my newsletter.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Happy Spring


Happy Spring
watercolor (6" x 8")

The California poppies are in bloom, and I am inspired.
Come paint with me...a one day workshop.
Click here for info.

Today's little bit of life is available.
click here if you are interested




Wednesday, February 4, 2015

The Riding Lesson- Sold!

"The Riding Lesson"
watercolor (6" x 6")
SOLD

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

The Divine Commission- Sold!

"The Divine Farm" watercolor 8" x 22"
SOLD

"The Divine Homestead" watercolor 8" x 22"
SOLD



Today's pieces are from a recent commission I did. 
They were a gift to the Divine Family from Indiana.

oh, and Happy New Year!

Monday, December 15, 2014

El Encanto, At Rest

"El Encanto, At Rest"
watercolor (12" x 9")

Special Holiday Pricing on today's painting

email me, if you are interested

Friday, December 12, 2014

Trumpet Vine Flowers

"Trumpet Vine Flowers""
watercolor (6" x 6")

Just in case you you still have a few gifts left to get ...
how about this little gem?
It's the perfect stocking stuffer...

Or, wait!....treat yourself to a little pretty.

click here, if you are interested.

 

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Christine's Choice- Sea Power Iris

"Christine's Choice- Sea Power Iris"
watercolor
(22" x 22")

One of my private students missed out on a workshop I had give a while back. 
(The Beauty Within- Up Close and Personal with a Flower)
She wanted to paint big,
she wanted to paint an Iris,
and she wanted to it in blues and greens.
So we did this one together.
Enjoy!

email me if you are interested in this nice size beauty

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Seaglass and Clock

"Sea Glass and Clock"
watercolor (6" x 6")

Time for a luxurious bath...
Time for a nap....
Time for a family game...
Time for a walk on a beach...
Its time for....well, you tell me!

Today's piece is available, click here if you like.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Westside Cottage

"Westside Cottage"
watercolor (9" x 12")

One day we were driving to our dear friends' house for a visit,
along our journey,
there sat a vista just awaiting to be painted.
Luckily, my husband was driving slow enough, 
and the window was down, 
and I had my camera/phone at hand....
and the lighting was perfect.

"Westside Cottage" is available at special pricing today...
email me if you are interested

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Wilshire and Westwood Blvd, Los Angeles

"Wilshire and Westwood Blvd, Los Angeles"
watercolor (16" x 12")

A typical Southern California day...
driving through Westwood,
 all that bright sunlight in the distant buildings.
Enjoy.

Today's piece is available, please email me if you are interested.