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We just finished our last class of the school year 2014-2015 last night. I save this class until the end each year because it is composed of five different ways to use watercolor with other mediums. It is designed to stretch our creativity and give us other options to use when creating our paintings. It is probably the most challenging of the classes because these take an investment of time that some of the other classes don’t require.

Kathleen Smierciak2

Kathleen Smierciak2

The first week we worked on anything ink and watercolor.

Linda Flatley2

Linda Flatley2

Jan Reche2

Jan Reche2

The second week we worked on Gouache Resist.

Mary Smierciak

Mary Smierciak

Sue Joseph4

Sue Joseph4

On the third week we learned how to make gesso juice, apply it to our paper and create texture in it.

Melissa Scare

Melissa Scare

Roxanne Yoquelet

Roxanne Yoquelet

The fourth week was devoted to learning how to treat National Geographic photos with CitraSolv to make beautifully colored collage papers and use them to create watercolor and collage paintings.

Nancy Longmate5

Nancy Longmate5

Ruth Karau3

Ruth Karau3

On the fifth week we worked on creating paintings using wax resist.

On the sixth and last night everyone worked on a technique where they paint into a soaked piece of watercolor paper, developing the painting as it dries. They could even use pastels and work them into the watercolor.

If you would like to view the other paintings created by these students you can click hereΒ or scroll to the top of the page and click on the page that says Student Art: Watercolor Plus 2015.

Thank you to all my students who shared their work here! πŸ™‚

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24 Comments

  1. All of them are beautiful πŸ™‚

  2. LOVE all the new students’ work. What an amazing collection.

    • I continue to be so in awe of what this group does, year after year. They just get better and better. Thank you, so much, Carol!

  3. Wow, these are all brilliant

  4. your students did some very nice paintings with the painting challenges assigned to them. Nice job.

  5. Gosh Leslie, you do like to challenge your students! And they rose to the challenge beautifully. I am just starting to tutor classes, so your posts are really interesting. Many thanks. Liz

  6. Outstanding works! Really well done to all of your very talented bunch of students – it’s clear that they thoroughly enjoy your interesting classes.

  7. Your students’ paintings show that they are really enjoying the selves.😊

    • I think what you say is true, Gretchen. There are times when some paintings don’t go so well but they all know it is just a piece of paper and go on to the next. I love that about this group! Thank you!

    • Inese Poga Art Gallery
    • Posted June 18, 2015 at 10:53 pm
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    This is what I mean: some students can create genuinely exclusive art. You must be an extraordinary good teacher!

    • At some point, these students acquire that vision that they have had all along. I just think they come to me for the techniques and they have been together so long there is a sense of community and looking to one another. They all have good “eyes” and they help each other, too! Thank you, so much, Inese.

  8. Always a pleasure to enjoy your students’ works, beautiful medley!

  9. Awesome paintings.

  10. They are all such strong images. Well done.

  11. Love that you share student work – stunning!

    • Thank you for saying that, Marian. I am just so pleased with what all these artists create, I can’t help but share.


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