Saturday, January 28, 2012

Soon Y. Warren Workshop - No. 2 (Day One)


In November of 2010, my friend Patrice talked me into attending a watercolor workshop by Soon Y. Warren (here and here).  I had never done a watercolor and the first day I wanted to be beamed up, Scotty!!  I was stressed beyond belief because I had absolutely no clue what I was doing. 


Well, we are back for round two (round three for Patrice) of Soon's classes.  Her work is amazing and she is a wonderful teacher.  She takes you step-by-step through her process...  now, mind you ours do NOT look like hers; but you learn a process. 


Yesterday, we enjoyed our first of a three day class.


Soon demonstrating one of the many layers...


And layers... 

And, the very first photo was our last step of the day... that's where we will be starting from this morning!!


Stacey (Your Private Collection Art Gallery, Granbury, TX), Soon Y. Warren and my friend, Patrice.  It's off to class I go!! 

The real lesson here is one in humility!!  ;)

blessings ~ tanna

19 comments:

Susan said...

You go, girl! How exciting. Wish I could join you...I doubt I know how to hold a brush!!

TexWisGirl said...

oh, it has been eons since i did any watercolor! so hard to control sometimes! good luck! her work is gorgeous!

Betsy said...

Oh how fun! That watercolor in process looks so cool! Aren't you glad she dragged you along? :)

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

Oh I have seen her pieces in Granbury. You go girl...your fish, I love it..that is so awesome. How energizing!! Enjoy, enjoy and let us see it when it is completed.

Karolee said...

Fun! Good for you to boldly go and learn new things! :o) I look forward to seeing the finished work.

podso said...

Lessons in humility are always good, but watercolor classes seem like a beautiful way to learn it! Such rich color! I am sure you are enjoying playing with the paint as you learn! Slightly jealous ....

Dotsie

Pondside said...

What a gift to give yourself. To learn something new and to stretch oneself in a safe way is wonderful! I look forward to seeing more.

Kate I said...

Oh wow Tanna! This looks amazing. I love the way this is going and can't wait to see the end result of this technique. I really love that with watercolours, there is so little control...stressful, oh yes, but it gives so much scope for unexpected delight!

From the Kitchen said...

My talent in art is the pleasure in viewing it. Can't wait to see what you do. I love the example from your talented teacher.

Best,
Bonnie

Ginny said...

What a cool class to take! Now what is the bottom painting, is that the one YOU made??? Surely not, it is way too good for a beginner!

steph said...

How cool is that?????!!!!! All the work you showed looks awesome! (I know what you're talking about...the humility part..with the photography class I'm in----old dogs are hard to teach new tricks, and I'm an old dog!)

Deb said...

you go girl...I know it will be great...

Donna said...

You have to admit that sometimes it is fun to step out of your comfort zone and be a novice! Have fun refining your latest skills! Can't wait to see it finished....such colorful fishies.

Shug said...

I'm proud of you! What a great new opportunity and one that I know you will take to heart. In no time, you'll be showing us all of your new art work and I can't wait..Enjoy! Sounds like loads of fun...

Chatty Crone said...

You do the most fun things. And your painting was so good. And it is nice to have friends to go with.

Very nice.

sandie

Tricia @ saving room for dessert said...

I have not painted with water color in more years than I can count. I need to buy more lottery tickets so I can stay home and paint and bake and blog. I guess that would make me a hermit! Wonderful opportunity, wonderful class.

vicki said...

Tanna - the cots here are absolutely intoxicating. I think you are in your element here. I'm anxious to see the final result of your efforts. I'm do impressed-
Vicki

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