Virtual Watercolor Workshop May 17, 18 & 19


Virtual Interactive Escapade Workshops

(V.I.E.W.)

with French Escapade and Evelyn Dunphy

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

White Peonies in a Swedish Vase

May 17, 18 & 19th

9:00 am – 12:00 noon PDT

12 noon – 3:00 pm EDT

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Atlantic ST

Three sessions 3 hours each

with follow up with Evelyn as wished


How many flower paintings are there in the world! We must dream up a personal interpretation, with our choice of flowers, the arrangement and lighting – what is included, what is omitted. In my imagination, it is the light that makes a subject worthy of a painting.

I cut peonies every summer and carry them around looking for good spots to take photos. This time I found it in the kitchen window where the afternoon light was streaming in. I brought the little blue table in and put the flowers on it. I watched as the light changed, and eventually, the reflections appeared. Voila! So exciting!

Here is our reference photo.


To sign up for the class, just go to “Book A View”

Composition is the first and most important consideration., Backlighting makes the image more dramatic. The dark values down the right hand side and along the base are a good example of “repoussoir”, the classic design principle in which a subject can be “framed” within the picture plane. Squint to see this more clearly.

How do you paint a white peony in the shadow? What is the “right” color for the shadowed areas of the white peonies.



Above is an example of a painting of peonies with very strong backlighting.

In this workshop I will be painting on paper which I have stretched over wooden stretchers, as used for canvas. Here are the reasons that I enjoy this surface so much. If you would like to try this, instructions and a short video will be sent to show you how to stretch the paper. However, if you prefer, you are welcome to use unstretched paper instead.

If you have any questions, please send me an email at artist@evelyndunphy.com. I will hope to see you in this workshop!

To sign up, just go to “Book A View”


I’m very happy to include this review from an artist who has taken several workshops with me.

Thank you for another spectacular class. I’ve learned more from the workshops I’ve attended with you than I have in the collocation of books I’ve acquired over the past year or so and all the videos I’ve watched online combined. I’m grateful for your steady guidance at every step.

Annemarie Fowler

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)

Virtual Interactive Escapade Workshops (V.I.E.W.) 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”

Painting “Fog and Light”

March 17, 18 & 19th

10:00 am – 1:00 pm PST

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm EST

12:00 noon Atlantic Standard Time

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”


Living in Maine, and growing up in Nova Scotia means I am very familiar with fog! I’ve always loved it, and the sound of a foghorn is haunting – sort of the same feeling that you get hearing a train whistle way off in the distance. So this painting that we will be doing is loaded with feeling.

There are all kinds of fog. Fog that is light and misty and rises from the meadow and fields and skips over the water’s edge. There is fog that we wake up to, where the visibility is almost obliterated but as the time passes, it burns off and a bright blue sky appears.

Then there is this kind of fog. We call it “pea soup” fog because it is just so thick. On this particular morning in Newfoundland, I walked down to the shore with my camera and stood for a while. There wasn’t much to see. Just a fallen down shack on stilts perched at the edge of the bay. An old dory in the grass. It was still quite dark, but there was so much going on quietly in this scene.

I am sure that it doesn’t look very promising! Perhaps you have faced this dilemma.

You want to paint a particular scene but your photos are not very good.

Let’s see what we can do with this one.

But I was very inspired by the thickness of the fog, the small changes in color, and most of all, the way in which this scene was so representative of Newfoundland. I also thought that the helter skelter pattern of those old planks would be good design elements. And of course, the light hitting the end of the dory was exciting!

This is the finished painting that we will be using a reference for our workshop.

Fog can be many colors; I did color studies using different mixtures of complements to see which I liked best.

I added the two fellows by the boat, imaging what their conversation might be. I knew it would be very important to let light shine through the fog, still maintaining what I loved about this scene.

At the end, I added gulls. Light ones against dark, and dark against light.


I hope you will join me! Just go to Book A View to register.

I’ll look forward to painting one of my favorite places with you. I always enjoy seeing your paintings after the workshop, and having a conversation with you if you have any questions. Your success is my goal. That’s what it’s all about!

Happy Painting!

Evelyn

Evelyn Dunphy Studio

596 Fosters Point Road

West Bath, ME 04530

www.evelyndunphy.com

artist@evelyndunphy.com

Atlantic in Motion – Sea, Sky and Granite ~ Paint Live from your home with 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”

Painting the “Atlantic in Motion”,

Sea, Sky and Granite

Feb 17, 18 & 19th

10:00am PST

1:00 pm EST

12.00 noon Atlantic Standard Time

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”


Our subject for this workshop is a plein air painting done on the coast in a small fishing village in Nova Scotia. I sat up high above the rocky shore in order to have a good view.

We will focus on the skills required to create a sense of light and spaciousness, with a variety of edges between sea and sky, sea and rocks, and the foamy edges of breaking waves.

Our palette will be limited, but one that allows for beautiful color mixtures. Warm and cools of different blues in the sky and water create luminosity, and are a wonderful contrast to the colors and texture of the rocky island breaking from the surface.

Mixing pigment for a sky differs greatly from that of the mixture required for painting the rocks. My intention is always to “get the color and the value right the first time”.

Here is our reference photo.


I am very happy to share this review of my workshops with you.

Thank you for another spectacular class. I’ve learned more from the workshops I’ve attended with you than I have in the collocation of books I’ve acquired over the past year or so and all the videos I’ve watched online combined. I’m grateful for your steady guidance at every step. Annemarie Fowler

To register, just go to Book A View.

Getting the color and value right the first time means being becoming more proficient at judging the ratio of pigment to water so that the watery, floating skies and rolling, crashing waves dry just as close as possible to the desired value. Developing the habit of putting down a fully loaded brush and “leaving it alone” is part of this challenge, and will result in a luminous painting.

We will choose appropriate pigments to paint rich, transparent darks for the dark areas of the water. Since we want not only to have varying values, but also texture in the rocks, our choice of pigments for the darks in that shape will vary. We can create interesting texture without the use of any additive, especially if you choose to stretch your paper.

“Evelyn emphasizes and demonstrates the fundamentals of using watercolor so that students will succeed with their painting and build their skills by understanding the medium, different processes, and of course, practice! “

And, if you choose, you will experience a new surface for your painting; stretching your paper on canvas stretchers just as you would stretch canvas.

After registration, you will receive the supply list, a sketch of the subject, a video showing you how to stretch the paper, as well as written instructions.

If you have any questions, please write to me at artist@evelyndunphy.com.

Evelyn Dunphy Studio

596 Fosters Point Road

West Bath, ME 04530

www.evelyndunphy.com

“Seek Those Who Fan Your Flame”…rumi

Two examples of seascapes

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/