Monday, June 15, 2015

July 20 & 21 Botanical Workshop, Houston, TX

Trees and Botanical Techniques Workshop

Workshop artist:  Susan Giannantonio
Monday & Tuesday,  July 20 & 21, 9:30-3:30, $100.
Watercolor Art Society-Houston (WAS-H)
1601 West Alabama, Houston, TX  77006
713 942-9966 

Looking for new, fresh ways to depict the beauty of landscapes and gardens?  Try these fun, fresh and loosely rendered techniques that almost paint themselves!  This is such fun and last time this workshop had a long waiting list so subscribe now!

A rather unusual supply list is below, or email Susan:

Supply List:
  • Leaves:  Freshly cut plants with printable veins, cut within 24 hours and flattened in a book. You may want to weigh down the book overnight. For best results, keep the plants flat in the book until we use them in class.  Ferns and grasses, trees and bushes with prominent veining on their back side work beautifully.  Also, interesting leaf shapes are lovely even without veining.
  • Masking or painter's tape
  • Watercolor pencils (otional)
  • Rocks, flat glass marbles (floral arranging marbles), or weights for plants.  May be bought at most Dollar-type stores
  • A baggie of fresh grass from your yard
  • Watercolors
  • A pad of watercolor paper.  We will do multiple paintings.
  • Spray bottle or mist bottle of water
  • Bottle of diluted dish detergent or shampoo
  • White gouache (optional)
  • White acrylic paint or paint marker(s) (optional)
  • Cloths, rags or paper towels (I use terry cloth)

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Summer 2014 Watercolor Classes

VFW Classes
If you are a veteran or a family member of a veteran, you are welcome to attend Tuesday afternoon classes throughout the summer at the Mayville VFW.  A nominal registration fee will enable you to have all your materials provided.  These classes are geared for folks who have never painted or, perhaps, those who already know watercolor basics but love to be in the company of other painters.
Here is more info on VFW classes click here:

Studio Classes
Want more intensive watercolor studies?  Join Susan at her beautiful lakeside studio and gain further insight into the wonderful world of watercolor!  Tuesday evenings throughout the summer.
For info on Studio Classes click here:

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Impressionism Class Summer Paintings

My Wednesday class is doing beautiful work!
(I told them I'm taking all the credit!  hahahaha)  Click on an image to see it in a larger format.