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Roxanne Yoquelet

Roxanne Yoquelet

Roxanne Yoquelet4

Roxanne Yoquelet4

We began our class with an introduction to brushes, pigment and paper. We practiced washes and glazes and were introduced to three ways to apply watercolor (wet in wet, wet on dry and dry brushing).

Laura Lindsay3

Laura Lindsay3

Laura Lindsay

Laura Lindsay

We talked about different color combinations and practiced painting some of them.

Laura Lindsay4

Laura Lindsay4

In the third class it was all about trees and foliage and the different ways (sponge, pointillism, scumbling, salt, frisket) texture could be rendered in watercolor.

Roxanne Yoquelet3

Roxanne Yoquelet3

Laura Lindsay2

Laura Lindsay2

Roxanne Yoquelet2

Roxanne Yoquelet2

Then it was on to “Big Sky” and “Big Water” and how to allow the water on your paper to mingle color. How to splatter and how to let go of the reference material a little and allow the water to help create the painting.

Roxanne Yoquelet5

Roxanne Yoquelet5

Laura Lindsay5

Laura Lindsay5

On the fifth week, we discussed buildings and perspective and that they were composed of a collection of shapes that fit together.  I was knocked off my feet when I saw the two paintings, above! What beautiful work after only five weeks.

littlepeople2

littlepeople3

On the last night of class, we practiced painting “little people” to use in our landscape paintings in the future.

A huge thank you to Roxanne and Laura for giving me permission to share their paintings with others.

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18 Comments

  1. Your students’ work is wonderful. That sounds like a very exciting class.

    • Thank you, Carol. The class was small. We were able to cover a lot of material and paint for long periods of time on class night, too. That helps. But these two artists are really dedicated to wanting to paint. They worked hard to accomplish what they did in such a short period of time.

  2. It’s evident you have excellent teaching skills; your student’s painting skills show what they have learned. What fun to watch them grow with their art.

    • Thank you, so much. I know anything I did would be for naught if they had not spent the hours, each week, at home, painting.

  3. Thank you Leslie for sharing and to your class for sharing their work as well. Some very talented students indeed! 🙂

    • I love their brush strokes, don’t you? I need to work on mine! Thank you! 🙂

  4. All are very beautiful Leslie, I especially loved Roxanne’s sky n ocean.

  5. Your students are quite good and i know that you must enjoy them.

    • Thank you, Gretchen. Yes. I really enjoy sharing with my students. 🙂

  6. I like your step by step, methodical approach to covering material with your students. It gives them such a strong foundation for further work. Your students are talented and they are fortunate to have such a skillful teacher. Thank you for sharing their work. Marian

    • Hi Marian,
      Thank you for this comment. I really do believe that everyone is an artist. The ones who come to class want to act on that reserve and natural talent they have. It seems like, if I keep it simple and attainable, everyone just taps into those goals and takes these techniques and grows.

  7. A proud teacher you must be… these are wonderful! Each with its own personality!

  8. It is always joy to come back and enjoy your class Leslie, what great work they do x

  9. Enhorabuena por sus trabajos, son realmente fantásticos.
    Ya quisiera poder asistir a alguno de sus talleres o clases, lástima que estemos lejos.
    Un saludo.

    • Thank you, Alvaro, for your congratulations to my students’ work!


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