The 2016 workshop season is shaping up nicely and I'm looking forward to 'hitting the road', meeting new artists, revisiting old friend and sharing my love for creating watercolor images with those of you planning to attend a Francese
Watercolor Workshop. There have been a few changes in my schedule recently, including both additions and cancellations, so you might want the check the 'schedule' page of this site for the latest updates.
Next up....we're going to Indiana!! The Indiana Watercolor Society will be hosting a Francese Watercolor Workshop in May. There will be public demonstration on Saturday, May 21st followed by a four-day workshop starting the following Monday. Contact information is available on the 'Schedule' page of this website. See you in Indy.
Later this year, Francese Watercolors will publish and post a new web page design on www.ffrancese.com. The new, expanded site is being created with the goal of being more user friendly for folks viewing the site on the smaller screens such as those found on tablets and smart phones. In addition to the 'new look', the site will include an additional feature that I will call the 'Sale Page'.
Virtually every retail outlet, regardless of the product being sold, occasionally offers bargain or 'sale' prices on their products. The new Francese Watercolor website will endeavor to do the same. The Sale Page will contain a wide range of colorful, competent watercolors at a reduced price. Images will be changed out on a regular basis in order to maintain a fresh look and generate an expanded interest in viewing and owning fine watercolor art. The watercolor images displayed will be sold at $300.00 each plus shipping.
Watch the website for updates and the introduction of the Sale Page in the near future.
Tips on Painting Your Masterpiece
During my workshops I do several demonstrations for the members of the class. Sometimes the host will request that I do a demonstration for guests of attendees and occasionally the demonstrations will be opened to the public. Before commencing the demonstration, I provide the attendees with some ‘tips’ or general things to consider before, during and after their painting session. While the tips may vary, depending on the skill levels of the participants, the venue and the subject matter I’ve selected for the demonstration, the following is a list of ‘considerations’ which may also help you with your next attempt to create your best painting ever.
Keep these tips in mind as you create your next image. All of the things listed above may not apply to every effort, but if you use a few of them, it’s likely that you will enjoy painting and the finished artwork more.
Ward Lake (1) Grand Mesa, CO Ward Lake (2) Grand Mesa, CO Ward Lake (3) Grand Mesa, CO
Bridger Bowl, Montana Grand Junction, Colorado
De Beque, Colorado Driggs, Idaho
Charleston, South Carolina Grand Mesa Lake, CO
Monticello, UT Moab, UT
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Workshop attendees often ask me what materials I utilize during the workshops and in the course of painting watercolors at home. I have put together is list of the materials I normally use during the course of instruction presented at each event. That list is now posted on the “Workshop” page of this site.
St. Johns Episcopal Dallas Divide, Colorado Boulder Valley, Montana
A page titled "Guatemala" has been added to the site. It contains several new images as well as some interesting information regarding an upcoming project in that country. Two of my paintings depicting scenes from that country, recently won national recognition by America's most prestigious watercolor societies. Both are posted on that page. Additional new images will be posted in the near future. The 2015 workshop schedule is posted on the ‘schedule’ page along with events currently under contract for 2016. Enjoy your visit to my web site and I hope to see you at a Francese Watercolor workshop somewhere in the coming year.
"Artist at Work"
Sketch by Newick
Enjoy the site and as always, your email feedback is always welcome.