HOUSTON
WATERCOLOR
GROUP

Upcoming Events

Beginner's Watercolor Class

Beginner's Watercolor Class

Saturday 15 June
Chasewood Park Drive - 9am - 2 Hours
Arthur Deatly
Are you wanting to learn more about watercolor painting? Then join this class hosted by a professional instructor, specifically designed to assist beginners.

You will learn fundamental watercolor techniques, color theory, how to mix paint and then turn your knowledge into a stunning piece of art.
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$43      
Water Scenes in Watercolors

Water Scenes in Watercolors

Saturday 29 June
Southern end of the Museum District - 9am - 2 Hours
Arthur Deatly
Join us for an unforgettable journey where we'll dive into the serene world of watercolor painting, with a special focus on capturing the mesmerizing allure of water. And guess what? We'll have some adorable duck friends joining us along the way!

Whether you're a seasoned artist or a curious beginner, this event promises to inspire and ignite your passion for painting. So come on down, grab your brushes, and let's create some magic together!
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$43      
Rose Garden Meetup

Rose Garden Meetup

Saturday 13 July
Southern End of the Museum District - 9am - 2 Hours
Arthur Deatly
Join us for our enchanting "Rose Garden Meetup," where we'll be celebrating the elegance and charm of everyone's favorite bloom!

In this delightful gathering, we're putting the spotlight on the breathtaking rose blossom as our main muse. Under the guidance of our skilled instructor, you'll learn how to capture the delicate intricacies and vibrant hues of these iconic flowers using the magical medium of watercolor.
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$47      

Watercolor Techniques Class Part II

Watercolor Techniques Class Part II

Saturday 27 July
Southern end of the Museum District - 9am - 2 Hours
Arthur Deatly
Join us for the highly anticipated Watercolor Techniques Class Part II! Discover the use of sponges , Sea Salt, isopropyl alcohol in watercolor painting. We will also be discussing about brush choices and handling.

Don't worry if you missed Part I; everyone is welcome to join! Whether you're a seasoned painter or just starting, our talented instructor will guide you every step of the way.
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$47      
Landscape Painting

Landscape Painting

Saturday 10 August
Museum District. Houston Tx, 77006 - 9am - 2 Hours
Arthur Deatly
We will capture the timeless beauty of local historical architecture. Beginners welcome.
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$47      
Watercolor Techniques Class Part III

Watercolor Techniques Class Part III

Saturday 24 August
Southern end of the Museum District - 9am - 2 Hours
Arthur Deatly
Join us for the highly anticipated Watercolor Techniques Class Part III! Explore pulling paint, bleeding colors, and using salt and sponge to create captivating watercolor art! Unleash your creativity and learn new skills in a supportive environment.

Don't worry if you missed Parts I & II; everyone is welcome to join! Whether you're a seasoned painter or just starting, our talented instructor will guide you every step of the way.
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$47      

Loose Watercolor Painting

Loose Watercolor Painting

Saturday 07 September
Southern End of the Museum District - 9am - 2 Hours
Arthur Deatly
This meetup is all about embracing the free-flowing and expressive nature of loose watercolor techniques. You'll have the chance to mingle with fellow artists, share tips and tricks, and explore various styles and approaches to watercolor painting.

Whether you're into landscapes, florals, abstracts, or anything in between, this meetup is the perfect opportunity to unwind, paint, and connect with like-minded individuals who share a passion for watercolor art.
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$47      
Speed Landscape Drawing and Painting

Speed Landscape Drawing and Painting

Saturday 21 September
Montrose - 9am - 2 Hours
Arthur Deatly
The focus of this two-hour structured session is "speed" and "form", i.e. capturing the essence of a subject. You will be guided to complete some "warm-up" color and drawing exercises and prepared for doing ink and watercolor-based painting in the session. You will learn how to quickly sketch and capture multiple subjects in the park with ink and wash technique. You will be advised to keep things rather loose and time your drawing/painting.

You will have a chance to meet and greet like-minded people, choose your own subjects in the garden and be guided to complete the exercises, artworks and have some take away homework with the learnt technique.
All level and experience are welcome.
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$47      
ABOUT HOUSTON
WATERCOLOR
GROUP
Come along to our meetups to improve your art in a relaxed and social atmosphere and under the guidance of a professional instructor. Complete beginners to experienced artists all welcome.

Our 2 hour meetups are held in a different location each time, usually outdoors.

Bring your own materials. If you are a complete beginner all you need to start is a set of watercolour paints, brushes, and water container.

Who can attend? Open to all skill levels, from beginners to experienced artists. The instructor is there to help everyone.

The meeting point and full details for the day are sent in the booking confirmation email to the email address you provide at time of booking.

Join the Houston Watercolor Group on Facebook to share your art and enjoy the art of other locals.
REVIEWS
Enjoyed the class.
5/5
Lisa
2024-06-03
It was very good. I liked the tips we received.
5/5
Deborah
2024-05-07
I enjoyed the class with Arthur. I learned how to view scenes to paint and some painting techniques. I will be signing up for more classes as my schedule allows.
5/5
Deborah
2024-03-25

Enjoyable day. Good information on learning how to map out a drawing.
5/5
Cat
2024-03-25
Nice location. Good lecture about learning to measure environments prior to painting.
5/5
Cat
2024-03-24
Enjoyed the class! Arthur is a good instructor. He taught by showing us how to construct the scene and how to begin filling in with color. Will definitely take more classes.
5/5
Deborah
2024-03-24

I enjoyed it very much!
5/5
Margaret
2024-03-24
Martina was a wonderful instructor. I thoroughly enjoyed the class and learned a lot about watercolor painting. I highly recommend the class.
5/5
Deborah
2024-03-12
I thought it was great! I learned a lot and really like my mushroom painting.
5/5
Whitney
2024-03-12

Good morning. First, I liked Martina very much. She is really delightful. I think she is good at teaching people with little to no experience with watercolor like me. She was very helpful and interested in teaching. I am glad I attended the class, however, there were issues I need to mention. I know you do not have control over the weather. It was certainly not the instructor's fault either. The winds were 13-20 mph with gusts as well. It was 55 degrees at 10 AM and 58 at 12 AM. The temperature would be great, but the wind made it impossible for me to hear her. It was a struggle for me the entire class. It was cold and windy, as I said, and so I was miserable. At one point, there was a gust of wind and another student's pad of watercolor paper flew up and hit me in the chin, which demonstrates the windiness of the morning. There was nothing to break the wind. All that being said, I want to take more classes, however, I want to know if you give refunds or credit for another class if there is weather that isn't conducive to learning. Or do you ever have indoor venues? I am very interested in learning much more about watercolor and will take as many classes as I am able. Kind regards, Rebecca Marseglia
4/5
REBECCA
2024-03-11
It was cold outside but that wasn't the instructor's fault. Martina was very encouraging as a instructor and chose good exercises to learn with. My wife and I enjoyed the class. We would definitely take a class again with Martina.
5/5
Michael & Katie
2024-03-11
I thoroughly enjoyed the Beginning Watercolor Class. Martina was an excellent instructor and I learned a lot about the medium. I highly recommend Martina and this class.
5/5
Deborah
2024-03-10

ARTISTS
Arthur Deatly
Local artist Arthur Deatly, has painted the Gulf coast region for over 20 years in the Plein Air style. Working from direct observation, he has traversed Houston and surrounding areas painting the city, towns and countryside he knows.

A graduate of Kansas City Art Institute in painting in 1981, he has maintained a steady and varied career in the Visual Arts. He has studied and practiced his trade since he left college yet still learn something knew every time he goes out and paints.
PHOTOS
Houston Watercolor Group
2024-06-11
Title or Location: Abandoned Warehouse
This painting is from my old hometown of Longview,Texas . It?s about Shadows and light in late afternoon.
Credit: Ron Bigony
Instagram: Ron Bigony

Houston Watercolor Group
2024-05-27
Title or Location: Lakewood Commons, Auburn Alabama
Painted on site while visiting my Fianc? who was studying at Auburn University. This view is in front of her apartment!
Credit: James Hanania
Instagram: James.hanania.art
Houston Watercolor Group
2024-05-17
Title or Location: Fort Bend County, Texas
This little calf had wandered away from her mother and was playing in a pasture, nearing sunset. She looked to be having so much fun as she pranced and bucked around, playing by herself. I call this Patsy In the Pasture. The location is on a ranch in Fort Bend County, Texas This is an 8x8 watercolor on 100 cotton, cold press.
Credit: Kim Solem
Instagram: @kimsolem616

Houston Watercolor Group
2024-05-15
Title or Location: Sulphur River Ladonia,Texas
Sulphur River is a much appreciated destination for fossil hunters . Findings include sharks teeth , sea shell , and including large animal fossils.
Credit: Ron Bigony
Facebook: Ron Bigony
Instagram: Ron Bigony

Houston Watercolor Group
2024-05-08
Title or Location: Photo by a friend. I used other references too.
The painting is 6 x 9 matted to 5 x 7 painted with watercolor on Arches 140 lb cold press. I was experimenting with the idea of a mottled background.
Credit: Donna McAfee Van Wyk
Houston Watercolor Group
2024-05-06
Title or Location: Paris , Texas
Sulphur River runs through the Ladonia Community near Paris Texas home of my wife Jayne The Sulphur pretty much dries up most of the time and leaves exposed beautiful limestone rocks and banks . This area is a treasure trove for fossil hunters . The spots of water and limestone and shadows create an atmosphere of mystery and spooky isolation .Would not want to be there after sunset . I love painting this subject matter.
Credit: Ron Bigony
Facebook: Ron Bigony
Instagram: Ron Bigony

Bridgeport Watercolor Group
2024-06-13
Title or Location: Flower with Pink and White Petals
Watercolor on Arches 300lb weight 9?x12? Sennelier watercolor paints
Credit: Diana Wendy

Phoenix Watercolor Group
2024-06-11
Title or Location: Scottsdale AZ
This was painted from a tutorial by Sarah Cray on Let?s Make Art?s YouTube site. The paper is a sketchbook made with cotton salvage which is quite a challenge to paint on.
Credit: Sylvia Elliott
Instagram: @syllysart
Memphis Watercolor Group
2024-06-10
Title or Location: Wild Carrots At Dusk
I named this watercolor "Wild Carrot At Dusk" (18"x14.25") I wanted to capture the sun setting on some Wild Carrots or Dacus Carota you probably call it Queen Anne's Lace. This painting is part of a series where I am working to feature everyday things in our environment to celebrate them and have the viewer look closer at their glory. Therefore I use beautiful colors and knockout textures to bring out the beauty in nature, hopefully making you look twice. The symbolism of this wild flower is san
Credit: Mary Couillard
Facebook: mary.couillard.792
Instagram: @marycouillardart

Perth Watercolour Group
2024-06-10
Title or Location: Purple Lake
This painting is of a twilight scene over Wright Lake in Champion Lakes, Western Australia where I used to live. Inspiration was from a photograph I took in September 2021. Winsor & Newton and Daniel Smith watercolours on Baohong cold pressed paper painted June 3, 2024.
Credit: Nicola Wright
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nicola.wright1
Instagram: @nicola_edie

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