La Paz, Mexico

Frank, our watercolor teacher, is just great.  We meet at 9:00 each Friday morning and paint, with instruction, until 1:00 - one of the best parts of my week.  Here he is showing how to put on a wet wash.  The other students are not only cruisers but are part of a vast expat community that live in La Paz.  This is really fun for me and I am totally enjoying it.

Art Class1 Art Class3 Art Class4 beach - small portrait in pink - small Earth, Sky, Sea - small

The above painting is actually a lesson in learning how to do a wet on wet wash.  I love washes and had lots of fun doing this one.


Below I am trying my hand at a new type of watercolor (for me at least) called Gauche and pronounced gwash to rhyme with squash.  It is thicker than watercolors and you cannot do a wash with it but it is perfect for my Symbolist paintings.  I named this one "Earth, Sky and Sea" and really enjoyed composing it.


The bottom paintings are a more controlled wet wash painting; plus I love to paint abstract flowers.

3 palms - small2