Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Looking back in watercolor

Since I no longer have a camera that works, I am going to throw a few older pieces on here, just to keep things moving. This is a real mish mash of stuff...most have been posted on Wet Canvas at some point. Some I like, some I might revisit...some will just continue to hang out in the 'maybe next time' pile.
I taught my first watercolor class on Saturday. It was fantastically fun, only 4 students, and we all have a great time!
I've wanted to be a teacher since I was a kid. I even went to college to be a teacher. But I soon realized that I was not cut out for teaching in our school system. So I taught my kids. My daughter was reading before she hit kindergarten, and she would come home and we would teach everything she learned at school to her little brother. I have tutored a bit, and I enjoy that. But this art teaching is a kick!! I could really get used to doing this. I've been asked to teach drawing classes at the art gallery this summer. And there is some interest in a portrait drawing class. So I think I'll have plenty of opportunity to enjoy my other love in life. It will sure help pay for my painting addiction!
Oh yeah, I also sold two paintings this weekend! Very nice. They are in the the group below.
I should have some pics from my first class tomorrow. In the meantime, here are a few blasts from the past...

On Second Thought...I'll Just Wait watercolor (Wet Canvas image...I think) sold


Fall Leaves watercolor 8x15" (approx.) sold

Rock Slide watercolor 15x22" sold



Up On The Roof watercolor 15x11" (I think) (Wet Canvas image)


My Suzuki watercolor 22x15"

And that's a wrap!

Happy painting!

17 comments:

Angela Fehr said...

I saw your pebble painting at Picture It, and I've been meaning to tell you how I love it - you must have a lot of hours invested in that piece!

Love the Fall Leaves painting as well.

Clive said...

Yes, I remember some of these from Wetcanvas. Congratulations on the sales! Maybe theres the new camera...

Clive said...

ps. I think the pebble one is maybe my favorite...lovely piece and well worth enlarging.

Sandy Maudlin said...

What a delight to hear that you loved teaching your first art class. Teaching is so rewarding. And your posts are fun and very well done.

Joan said...

Sounds like you're really enjoying teaching the class!! These are great. My favorite is "My Suzuki" which has a glowing magic to it.

Tracy Wandling said...

Thanks Angela - I really should kinda keep track of how long these things take me. It would be interesting to see how much work I really do! lol

Thanks Clive - Oh! A really big one...that would look cool! Unfortunately, the money from the sales must go toward new glasses first...

Thank you Sandy - Yeah, it's fun isn't? Glad you're enjoying my posts!

Thanks Joan - Yeah, that Suzuki took on a life of it's own...very out of my norm...glad you like it!

Ces said...

What a pleasure it is to visit you and see your magnificent watercolors. I am awed, again and again. You create such fantatstic wonderful beautiful pieces. I jsut came from Sandy Maudlin's and I had a double treat today. Love love love your work.

Daniel GarcĂ­a said...

I like very much this last post.
Especially "Up on the roof". It´s simple but strong and it has happy colors. Sorry, my english is not very good

Tracy Wandling said...

Thank you Ces! - What a wonderful comment to read first thing today! I feel the same way when I look at your drawings...awed and inspired!

Thanks Daniel - I was thinking about doing that one really big...might look cool. And don't worry about your English...it's fine...much better than my Spanish!

Nick said...

The rock painting pebbles!

Tami said...

Love the "Rock slide" painting, amazing aray of colors in that one! Wish I was close enough to take you portrait drawing class. Thank you for your encouragement, it's a great help!

laura said...

I'm amazed by Rock Slide too; it's just incredible. And I very much like Up On the Roof too; the shine on the guitar in My Suzuki is gorgeous.
Congratulations on your sales, and your class: it sounds like so much fun. Wish I could join you.

Tracy Wandling said...

Thanks Nick - Yer a funny guy!
Thanks Tami - You know, I'm writing up a little thing to give to my drawing students - all the things I tell them in class, so they can read it and hopefully remember the important things. I might just post it on here. I'll let you know.
Thanks Laura! - Oh it IS fun! I just love teaching!
I'm thinking of taking Clives advice and making another REALLY big Rock Slide...just trying to figure out what format I want to do it in. Thanks for dropping in!!

Myrna Wacknov said...

Congratulations on your new art teaching career! You will feel like a proud mom after awhile with your students' progress and the teacher learns the most. Keep up the sharing of your wonderful talent.

Anna,la Fdez.O. said...

It’s great to find painter blogs . It’s quite difficult and I’m very happy when I discover one more !!!

Happy painting, Tracy !!! I liked a lots your differents steps of trees… And you are also a lucky painter … Two artworks sold this week !!! Congratulations, :-)

I’m sure that I gonna back to visit your gallery and I hope you visit my art blog . See you soon !!!

Nava said...

In two words:

Wow!

Clive said...

Whats happening, Tracy...? Got that camera yet?