Friday, March 18, 2011

Clam Flats and Watercolor Workshop

Clam Flats
Watercolor on archival paper, 14" x 16"
$750 plus $12 shipping in U.S.

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The tidal flats at the mouth of the Nestucca River, on the Oregon coast. This watercolor was painted several years ago, but it went straight into a folder--this is the first time it has been posted on the blog.

Grab your watercolor box, it's workshop time again! I'll be holding a watercolor class at my studio in Union, Oregon over the weekend of March 26th and 27th.

Saturday, March. 26th--9 AM to 5:00 PM
Sunday, March. 27th--1 PM to 5:00 PM

Experience level:

Some background with watercolor is helpful but not required.

This workshop will explore methods and techniques for painting in watercolor. Students will work from still-life objects, as well as from their own reference. The class will focus on perception of what is seen and learning to render it in the most direct terms. An understanding of color, value relationships and structure will be emphasized. It will be a casual, relaxed environment; we'll have fun together while learning a thing or two.


The Union County Art and Culture Center is handling registrations. Price is $100 for non-members, and $80 for members. Early signups receive an additional 10% discount. Be sure to request a materials list.

Contact UCACC: phone: 541-624-2800. Email:

Outside the area?

For those outside the region who might like to consider attending, Union (population 2000) is located in the Grande Ronde Valley, in the very rural northeast corner of Oregon. This farming and ranching valley on the Oregon Trail is ringed by beautiful mountains covered with evergreen forests. If you're interested in joining us, email me and I can fill you in on details, including lodging suggestions. Here's a link to a little video about the region:


Kristin said...

This one is really beautiful! I love the water and the sky!

Pierre Raby said...

Masterful and serene! Thanks Don for sharing this inspiring watercolor.

Anonymous said...

this is wonderful: the tree going in the wrong direction burying its head into the soil and silence of the image is powerful. so gald you pulled it out of the folder. good luck with the workshops... would love to have been able to come:)

Don Gray said...

Thanks a lot, Kristin!

Don Gray said...

Hello Pierre--thanks for your generous words!

Don Gray said...

Rahina, I appreciate how loyally you follow my blog posts--thank you so much.