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Summer Session Art Date 2: Outdoor Observations

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Paul Cezanne “Chestnut Trees at Jas de Bouffan”

It’s springing into summer rather quickly here in MN and that means we all need to get outside and see some green! For this Art Date, take yourself (and your journal) on a nature walk. Any time of day, check out a nature preservation, take a simple stroll around a lake or just walk over to your neighborhood park. Take some time to observe the details, the scenery, and just enjoy the presence of being in nature. Document what is growing around you. Is there a unique leaf, pattern, or texture? Is there a new nest of birds nearby? Share your natural observations with the group. We suggest using watercolor pencils because they are convenient to carry, colorful, and can be used wet or dry. If adding water, don’t forget your water brush!

For the next two weeks (6/4 thru 6/17) Wet Paint will have all Caran d’Ache Museum Aquarelle Pencils in open stock and sets at 15% off MSRP!  These are available in a beautiful range of colors, are lightfast, and permanent.

These Weekly Workouts will be posted as Events in our Facebook Group, click here to join!
If you are not on Facebook, share your photos in our Flickr group
We will also post our exercises here on our blog
 Click here to see our list of suggested art supplies


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WP Weekly Workout- Week 12: Petal Painting with Paul (Cezanne)

Paul_Cézanne_207Dip, draw or paint your favorite blooms or the whole bouquet! Looking at this Paul Cezanne painting for inspiration, notice the focus on color and form.   Don’t get caught up in the details, try to concentrate on the larger shapes and the interplay between outlines and blocked-in color.  Need some inspiration?  Swing by your local florist or, if you’re lucky enough, maybe you have something growing in your flower beds already. Set them where natural light will enhance their splendor and sit back and paint the view. Caran d’Ache Neo-color II crayons are the happy medium between drawing and painting! Just add water!  Have some fun with these crayons and really see all that they can do.

This week at Wet Paint Caran d’Ache Neo-color II crayons are 15% off our everyday price, in both open stock and sets! They are a great addition to any travel kit, plein air set up or every day tool box! Also great for mixed media and art journaling!

A note on our last workout:

Hey Weekly Workouters!

Stay tuned for info about the upcoming WP Weekly Workout: Summer Session!  These workouts will be every other week for 12 weeks (6 total workouts) and will encourage you to take yourself and your workbook on  “Art Dates.” We also have put together a special package of travel supplies to keep with you for your summer outings. Details coming next Wednesday, May 14th!

These Weekly Workouts will be posted as Events in our Facebook Group, click here to join!
If you are not on Facebook, share your photos in our Flickr group
We will also post our exercises here on our blog
 Click here to see our list of suggested art supplies