Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Margie Whittington
A watercolor class project,
the texture on the cliffs was
achieved by using Plastic Wrap on
wet paint.

See the progression of the painting below.
9" x 12"

Step One
A pencil scetch from a photo of cliffs along
a river bank

Step Two
Wet into Wet washes of blue
on the sky and the water

Step Three
Plastic wrap pulled and layed
on wet paint in the cliff areas to create texture.
The final painting at the top of this post was refined and
details added.

Come back soon to see the cliff paintings done in my watercolor
classes at The Upstairs Gallery.
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Thursday, June 25, 2009

Margie Whittington

Pastel Painting
9" x 12"
Painted on location in Waxahachie, Texas

Thursday, June 18, 2009

A few weeks ago our watercolor classes
painted clouds. The following photos
are a result of the project. Everyone did
a super job and I hope feels more confident
about painting landscapes with clouds.

Our classes meet at
The Upstairs Gallery
Arlington, Texas

Wednesday PM Class

Wednesday AM Watercolor Class

I apologize for not having the names of the class members
for each painting.

Come back soon to see some more of the classes work.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

A week long plein air paint out
in and around the historic downtown
area of Waxahacie
Saturday Morning Quick Draw Painting
Painted on the Square in 90 min. and auctioned
on the stairs of the Court House at noon.
8 X 10 Acrylic on canvas
Painting of 907 W. Main
at the Show and Sale in the Park
Pavilion on Sat. and Sun.
9 X 12 Acrylic on Canvas

Cannas in a park in Downtown Waxahachie
9X 12 Pastel Painting

Water Lillies
9 X 12 Pastel Painting
A beautiful backyard off of
Main Street in Waxahachie
9 X 12 Pastel Painting


A Quiet Retreat
on Marvin Street
in Waxahachie
6 x 6 Acrylic on Canvas


There was also a BBQ and awards on Friday evening.
A fun and productive week for 50 area artists.

Come back soon to see some of the work my

watercolor classes have done.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Done in
Betty Carr Workshop
Lake Granbury Art Association
Granbury, Texas
May 12-15, 2009

All the paintings above were done in oil paint
except for the last sunflower which is a
pastel painting.
Hope you enjoyed seeing my work from the
Come back soon to see what I painted in the annual
"Paint Historic Waxahachie"
Plein Air Paint-out, Show and Sale
for more information email

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

MAY 2009
Lake Granbury Art Association
The following paintings are some demonstrations
and oil paintings done by
Betty Carr, an oil painter and
watercolor painter.

She has also written a book,

Seeing the Light, An Artist's Guide

published by Northlight Books.

It was a great 4 day workshop.
Betty gave instructions on value, color, perspective and design.
She gave painting demos on trees, clouds, sunflowers,
mountains and architecture.
Come back soon to see the paintings Margie did
in the workshop.


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