Monday, February 18, 2013

promised land

"Promised Land"
watercolor, gouache, collage and ink on watercolor paper

"Promised Land" was a painting that I started shortly after I moved to Atlanta.  The move was a really scary time for me.  I had no idea where I would be living, or even where my studio would be.  It was also really hard to leave my friends.  At the same time...Atlanta is wonderful.  My house and studio are fantastic. I love having my family all in one place and all the modern conveniences that come from living in a large city.  So...that is a little about how this painting came to be.  I put it down for several months and then finished it for my new watercolor class.  I couldn't be more thrilled with the way that it came out!

My students in the watercolor class are truly gifted and doing some incredible work.  With their permission, I wanted to post a small sampling of their work.  

 "Signs of Spring"
 by Cat Athena Louise

by Julie Hartman

by Chau Matser

by Birdie Fincham

Their work is incredible...right?!  I couldn't be more proud.  This class has such a wonderful group of students.  They are so helpful and supportive of one another.  I'll be posting more of their photos soon.

We are in the 5th week of the class now, with the final week of lessons posted next week.  But, it's now a forever class that you can work at your own pace and have access to the information all the time.  I just felt that it was best to open the class...because there are so many times that life gets in the way for everyone.  This can work at your own pace but still have access to our Facebook and Yahoo groups.  I critique and answer questions there...and we have live chats every few weeks. can sign up here for more information.  We'd love to have you join us!

Here's a new video for the painting above, "Promised Land".  Enjoy!

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  1. Dear Wayne,
    I am a huge fan of your work, and have been thinking of registering for this water color class.
    Its also the Paint free class that I am interested in.
    You think I should first take the Paint free and then the water color?
    Please let me know your thoughts??

  2. I love your videos! Your students must be so inspired by you, lovely work!xx

  3. Hi Dida...thank you so much. It's hard to say which one to take first. I have a couple of students who are currently taking both at the same time. I would suggest taking the watercolor class first and then Paint Free. But, it doesn't matter. There is no time limit on either. Also...don't know it you knew...but you get a discount when you purchase more than one class. Let me know if you have any other questions or concerns. Love, Wyanne

  4. Promised Land is wonderful! and your student paintings-WOW!

  5. love all of this! you are all making magic!

  6. I really loveeeeeee your work Waynne. I am an student of your watercolor class and, once again, I just wanted to say that although I have been unable to contribute with the assignments (life commitments, and lack of time; work and my toddler take all), I have enjoyed the course enormously; I think you put it together so interestingly, informative, visualy detailed, so motivational, so energizing and absolutely educational. A magical and enchanting course. I just didn't want it to end. Time permitting, I should paint something covering the six assignments and post it to the group.
    Thank you Waynne for sharing your knowledge and experience with all of us. Can't wait for your next video.
    Lots do love.
    Gloria xx


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