I joined Nancy Macgregor for a last fling with outdoor painting before my Fall schedule hits. The class was in Paoli, WI along a river next to the Creamery cafe and several art galleries. I was intrigued by the s-curve of the Sugar River and how it caught the light of the sky. I was working on varying greens as well
Here are some works from a travelling class with Nancy Macgregor. We were in the garden at the Madison Christian Community on a sunny but cloudy day. Then we were at the Memorial Union on a grey and rainy day. But we found a canopy over the bandstand for outside painting, while some chose to paint inside. So here is life and its imitation. and because it is two weeks away another clip of the Bridges Class poster.
- Admit it, you could use time to enjoy the out of doors.
- We have a rain plan.
- Mention this class at Lynn‘s of Madison and she will give you a discount on supplies (5928 Odana Rd, Madison, WI 53719)
- Nancy Macgregor is a gifted artist and instructor.
- You don’t need to know anything about painting to join the class.
- You will learn something about observing and keeping a journal.
- Every day it is different along the Yahara.
- There is wildlife to observe there.
- Meet some nice people.
- Bridges are interesting to paint.
contact Dave Carlson at firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire or register. See poster and registration here.
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.
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.
We are glad to say that the first Two Book Retreat event will have a class of at least 7, which is a great size. We do have room for a couple more in case you are siting on the fence.
Nancy Macgregor is an excellent teacher and she is bringing with her a number of her return students, including me! She will help us to see and paint what we see along the river.
I’ll be providing a booklet of selected “Two Book” texts. These texts help us to see in a different sense, the world around us.
Proverbs 3:19-20 (NRSV)
19 The Lord by wisdom founded the earth;
by understanding he established the heavens;
20 by his knowledge the deeps broke open,
and the clouds drop down the dew.
We have a back up plan for shelter if the “dew” ever turns out to be more intense. So far we are optimistic.
In collaboration with artist Nancy Macgregor (www.nancymacgregor.com) there will be an outdoor watercolor class that meets along the Yahara River in Madison. We are going to look and listen to the Word at the start and the Wold for the remainder of the course.