I thought I’d start with a photo this time.  Some good friends invited us to accompany them on a Tauck tour of northeastern Canada–the Atlantic maritime region.  So, in September we flew from Indy to Toronto and from Toronto to Halifax, Nova Scotia.   We spent eight days in beautiful Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island (P.E.I.), the smallest of the Canadian provinces, and New Brunswick.  Instead of just taking a sketch book and a camera this time, I bought a travel set of WC paints and some terrific travel brushes–all of which you can see in the photo above.  The paint set is small–6″x3″–and the paints are rich in color.  I discovered that the same company that makes the wonderful travel paint set also produces the travel brushes pictured in the photo.  One brush comes with the paints, and I purchased a set of three more with different size brush tips.  I love these brushes because I filled the brush reservoir with water (the clear plastic part) and then all I had to do was squeeze a drop of paint onto the paint pads, and I had instant color.  Very clean and easy. 

Did I use them?  I did!  In Nova Scotia, we visited a beautiful part of the Province, and I took a photo of Peggy’s Cove.    I did a quick value sketch, and when I returned to our hotel, I did a very quick WC painting of the site.  Now that I’m home, I’m turning my value study and WC sketch into a bigger painting, and I’m having fun doing it.  I will take my “travel set” with me the next time I travel, too.

In WC news–and you can find more info on the watercolorsocietyofindiana.org website–The Watercolor Society of Indiana has some good “stuff” going on this autumn.  Will I see you there?  If you haven’t met Sandy Maudlin or taken a class from her, you are in for a treat.  I’ve taken two classes with her, and I learned SO much.  You’ll love her knowledge of and enthusiasm for her art.  Please join us on October 28. 

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WSI General Meeting – Featuring Sandy Maudlin Demo/Presentation

October 28 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

WSI General Membership Meeting: OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Visiting artist Sandy Maudlin will be giving a demonstration and presentation

Sunday, October 28, 2018 2:00pm

Cool Creek Park Nature Center, Westfield, IN

2000 E. 151st St.

Carmel, IN 46033

 Wishing you a beautiful autumn and good times with friends, family, and painting.