I’ve been taking a class with Nancy Macgregor on “a bold approach” to watercolor. We have worked on a few assignments. Some has been fun, some frustrating, but all of it an adventure into the worlds of color and composition. Below are some photos. The students will be hanging an exhibit at the Madison Christian Community on Old Sauk Road in Madison – this is a unique location where two congregations share a building. I will be joining the fun as the amatuerist of amateurs.
a free background
carvings and figures
Still life started
Still life, realistic
bold still life
still life study
We have had to change the day from Friday to Thursday this week.
We will meet at the Rutledge Bridge. Parking is available on the street or at Bethany Church.
the trees have leaves now
Ducks like this waterway
Lake Monona is nearby
We had perfect weather to face the challenge of the Jennifer Street Bridge. This is a pedestrian bridge. We encountered pedestrians, fisherman, boats, kayaks, ducks, jumping fish, birds and a muskrat in the water.
Work in progress
We are on week Five already! Here are some views. Don’t worry about the one with snow, it was from the distant past.
We will be at the convergence of the Yahara River and Willy Street, where there are actually two bridges, the auto bridge and a rail road bridge converted to bike and pedestrian use. We are close to Bethany Church, and there is a fun story there. The train for years went by the church and over the RR bridges just as the pastor was finishing up the message each and every week.
Near Willy Street
We dodged the rain again and tried out the idea of sketching with a brush. The East Washington bridge is very modern looking so this was a different look. Our text for discussion and thought was Psalm 19. It turned out that the previous Psalm was in the lectionary the following Sunday. No, that was not planned.
Using a smaller format
two ways to see, brush and smart phone
Nancy’s travel kit
Dave’s first try at brush sketching.
We will be meeting by the E. Washington bridge, which is new and has an underpass for bikers and walkers. It can be viewed from either side of the river, from inside the tunnel or from four outside angles. Lots of choices. There may even be a fisherman underneath.
From a distance
The snow is gone now
view from underneath
East side of River
Reflections from the East Side