December Workshop with French Escapade and Evelyn Dunphy


Virtual Interactive Escapade Workshops 

(V.I.E.W.)

with French Escapade and Evelyn Dunphy

“Paint Live from your home with Evelyn and fellow artists”

Snow In The Mountains

December 14, 15, 16th

12:00 noon – 3:00 pm EST

Three sessions 3 hours each

with follow up with Evelyn as wished

$249.00

To sign up, just go to “Book A V.I.E.W”

This is an image painted from my imagination of one of my favorite places in the world, a remote mountain lake surrounded by over two hundred thousand acres of wilderness sanctuary. I’ve spent time by myself in a tiny log cabin in January and February; painted on the frozen lake and snow-shoed for miles in the deep woods.

The simplicity of over-lapping forms and a limited palette is the key to the success of this composition.

Words to describe the message of this painting could be “solitude, serenity, peace, stillness, deep winter, the awesome power of nature, the list goes on. Knowing the message that one wants to express with their painting gives a very clear path forward.


Here is our Reference Photo


In my workshops, I want to emphasize the fundamentals of using watercolor so that you can succeed with this painting, and build your skills by understanding the medium, the process and of course – practice!,

You can expect to:

– become more aware of the ratio of pigment to water, and how to mix the correct color and value.

– create a strong design that supports the mood of the painting.

– make choices in choosing a palette for each painting that helps “tell the story”.rather than default to the usual selection of pigments.

– use warm and cool temperatures for luminosity

– develop a habit of putting down clean, loaded brush strokes and avoiding over-working.

In order to have snowflakes appear to be “falling”, they must be painted in an irregular pattern. Evelyn will show you how to do this so that your painting looks “alive”.


A supply list of pigments a short video and instructions for stretching paper will be sent after registration, along with a reference photo and a drawing so that you can do a sketch on your watercolor paper in advance of the class. Of course you are welcome to do your own drawing. 

I am really pleased to share these comments from artists in an earlier workshops:

“TOTALLY enjoyed your class….I loved your methodical and organized way of approaching painting and learned so much!!!.Hoping to take another class with you soon!!!”. Sue Colgan-Borror

“Evelyn, you are an extraordinary teacher – gifted with an ability to provide clear instruction, generous with your time and praise, clearly passionate about sharing your hard-earned expertise, and, even better, driven to ensure your students succeed. I’m also a teacher who works with adult learners and I know finding a teacher like you is akin to discovering gold. Thank you for sharing so patiently with us.”.Sharon M.

May all be well with you and your family as we learn how to live our lives during COVID. Art is a saving grace and I’m thankful for it every day. I’d love to share it with you

Remember, just go to Book A V.I.E.W. to register for this new workshop.

Affectionately,

Evelyn

Evelyn Dunphy Studio

596 Fosters Point Road

West Bath, ME 04530

www.evelyndunphy.com

207-443-5045 (home)

207-449-7057 (cell)

“Seek Those Who Fan Your Flame”…rumi

Evelyn Dunphy’s work has been exhibited in juried exhibitions throughout the United States, Canada and the UK, including the Royal Watercolour Society’s Contemporary Art Exhibit, London, UK, American Watercolor Society, Salmagundi Club , New York, National Arts Club, New York, Adirondack Exhibition of American Watercolors, “Portraits, Interior And Exterior” , Arts Club of Washington, DC and toured with the International Guild of Realism’s Masterworks Museum Tour.

“We Were Beautiful Once” has just been juried into the North American Biennial New England Watercolor Society Exhibition in Plymouth, MA.

Dunphy is a Signature Member of the New England Watercolor Society, member of the International Guild of Realism, and American Society of Marine Artists.

 

Flowers of Giverny – Virtual.Interactive Escapade Workshop with French Escapade


Virtual Interactive Escapade Workshops

(V.I.E.W.)

with French Escapade and Evelyn Dunphy

“Paint Live from your home with Evelyn and fellow artists”


July 27 and 28th

Two sessions 3 hours each

with follow up with Evelyn as wished

1:00 – 4:00 pm EDT

$178.00

Click on this V.I.E.W. link for full information

and send an email to

contact@frenchescapade.com

to sign up


Let’s go to Giverny and paint flowers and reflections! I know many of you have visited those gorgeous gardens and strolled through the grounds. Perhaps another year we will go back. In the meantime, we will use our imaginations and imagine the scents, feel the breezes and engross ourselves in the sights of this beautiful place.

After searching through my photographs, I chose the wisteria that tumbles over the bridge into that magical pond with its water lilies. Reflections, soft edges, there is a wealth of watercolor techniques to be explored in this scene.

Rather than copying one photo, I am composing a painting from three different photographs, which I frequently do, and I will send a photo of the completed painting to you, along with a sketch as soon as you register.

This is one of two color studies that I am doing in preparation. I do these to decide what palette I think will best express the idea that I have for the painting. As you know from seeing photographs and especially Monet’s paintings, it is a riot of color, and so a decision must be made!

This is not a finished painting, obviously, but it will show you the kind of subject that we will be painting. We’ll do an impressionist interpretation that I hope you will enjoy.

Please read the workshop description here.



An exploration of one possible color palette

Here is a link to the full description that is on the French Escapade website.

The supply list will be send out as soon as you register. I encourage you to sign up early if you want to attend, as it will give you time to get any supplies that you may not have. Everyone reports delays in getting shipment of pigments or paper.


Here are a few images that show how I paint reflections and flowers of different kinds. My goal is always to have them look “alive”, organic and luminous. I am excited about painting the wisteria. I can almost see just how they will look as they fall towards the pond, with the bridge showing through in places.,

I do think it is important to be able to visualize your painting before you even begin. Perhaps my color study and these photos will get your imagination flowing!


A detail of a large painting of a lily pond.


Two flowers – two concepts, one realistic and one very much a wet in wet application. We will be using some of both techniques in our painting of the wisteria and lily blossoms at Giverny.


 

Remember, just send an email to contact@frenchescapade.com to register for the workshop.

In case you may be apprehensive about the practical side of signing on for an online workshop, put your mind at rest. There will be a 30 minute group test prior to your online painting session to make sure you are comfortable using the application.

You will receive an email with a link to the meeting, which will be on July 23 at 7:00 pm. EDT.

Hope you and your families are keeping safe.

I will be very happy to see you at our July workshop in Giverny!

Happy Painting!

Evelyn

Evelyn Dunphy Studio

596 Fosters Point Road

West Bath, ME 04530

www.evelyndunphy.com

207-443-5045 (home)

207-449-7057 (cell)

A Plein Air Watercolor Workshop with EVELYN DUNPHY in Eastport, Maine

A Plein Air Watercolor Workshop with

EVELYN DUNPHY

in Eastport, Maine

Four days $350.00

August 17 – 20th, 2020

Please click on this link for information on what is included in the workshop, the fee and registration form.

For information and to register,

Send email to coastalstrokeseastport@gmail.com

With its rugged coastline, working waterfront, historic downtown, proximity to Campbell Island, superb state parks and lighthouses, Eastport retains a strong authentic Downeast identity.

To see Evelyn’s work and to watch a recent video done by Colour in Your life, the Australian art video and TV company, please go to her website: https://www.evelyndunphy.com

Evelyn Dunphy Studio
596 Fosters Point Road
West Bath, ME 04530

www.evelyndunphy.com
“Seek Those Who Fan Your Flame”…Rumi

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A Plein Air Watercolor Workshop with EVELYN DUNPHY in Eastport, Maine

A Plein Air Watercolor Workshop with

EVELYN DUNPHY

in Eastport, Maine

Four days $350.00

August 17 – 20th, 2020

For information and to register,

Send email to coastalstrokeseastport@gmail.com

With its rugged coastline, working waterfront, historic downtown, proximity to Campbell Island, superb state parks and lighthouses, Eastport retains a strong authentic Downeast identity.

To see Evelyn’s work and to watch a recent video done by Colour in Your life, the Australian art video and TV company, please go to her website: https://www.evelyndunphy.com

Evelyn Dunphy Studio
596 Fosters Point Road
West Bath, ME 04530

www.evelyndunphy.com
“Seek Those Who Fan Your Flame”…Rumi

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/evelyn.dunphy
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/evelyn_dunphy/

 

Workshop with American Master Mario Robinson

A limited number of spaces are available in a watercolor workshop with 2019 Guest Artist

MARIO ROBINSON,

An American Master

Painting Watercolor Portraits

September 16 – 20th, 2019

at

The West Bath Grange Hall

75 New Meadows Road, West Bath, Maine

This is an excellent article on Mario and his work:

https://www.theepochtimes.com/artist-mario-a-robinsons-love-of-real-life_2668325.html

Contact Evelyn Dunphy at artist@evelyndunphy.com

or call 207-443-5045 for more information

and to register for the workshop.

AN INTRODUCTION TO WATERCOLOR in Maine

AN INTRODUCTION TO WATERCOLOR 
 
At the West Bath Seaside Grange
 
May 29th – June 1st
2 openings available

 

This workshop has been designed so that you may learn the basics of watercolor painting in an encouraging and supportive environment. The class is limited to ten students, and provides lots of time for individual attention. Artists who have been painting for some time also find it valuable to immerse themselves in this intensive practice in order to refresh and enhance skills. 
Please send an email to Evelyn at artist@evelyndunphy.com to register for the workshop, or call 207-449-7057.
Information on Airbnbs and other lodging provided upon request.

Evelyn Dunphy Studio June workshop

Evelyn Dunphy Studio presents a June workshop with
 2017 Guest Artist,
Antonio Masi, 
President of the American Watercolor Society
 
5 days
June 19 – 23, 2017
at the
West Bath Seaside Grange Hall,
75 New Meadows Road, West Bath, Maine
Two spaces 
 
For complete information and to register for the workshop, please send an email to me at artist@evelyndunphy.com, or call 207-443-5045 (home) or (cell) 207-449-7057.207-443-5045
Nocturne, Brooklyn Bridge
Margery Soroka Memorial Award, Salmagundi Club, NYC