HOUSTON
WATERCOLOR
GROUP

Upcoming Events

Beginner's Watercolor Class

Beginner's Watercolor Class

Saturday 09 March
Southwest Houston - 10am - 2 Hours
Martina Straniero
Are you wanting to learn more about Watercolor painting? Then join this small 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 paper art.
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$43       1 places left
Watercolor Techniques Class Part II

Watercolor Techniques Class Part II

Saturday 23 March
Southern end of the Museum District - 10am - 2 Hours
Arthur Deatly
Get ready for Watercolor Techniques Class Part II - an artistic adventure you won't want to miss! You'll be diving into the world of Flat Wash, Gradated Wash, and Variegated techniques, adding a whole new dimension to your watercolor skills.

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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$43      
Landscape Painting

Landscape Painting

Saturday 13 April
Sabine Street - 10am - 2 Hours
Arthur Deatly
In this workshop, we will explore the art of capturing the beauty and majesty of nature through painting.

Our experienced instructor will guide you through the process of understanding and applying the principles of painting, including color theory, composition, and brushwork. We will cover topics such as using light and shadow to create depth and drama, capturing the colors and textures of the landscape, and experimenting with different brushstrokes and techniques to create stunning effects.
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$43      

Watercolor Techniques Class

Watercolor Techniques Class

Saturday 20 April
Southern end of the Museum District - 9am - 2 Hours
Arthur Deatly
Join us for an immersive session where you'll learn 'Wet on Dry', 'Wet on Wet', and Watercolor Washes. Discover the art of layering, blending, and creating stunning backgrounds.

Suitable for all skill levels, our experienced instructor will provide personalized guidance. Reserve your spot now and elevate your watercolor skills!
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$43      
Beginner's Watercolor Class

Beginner's Watercolor Class

Sunday 05 May
Chasewood Park Drive - 10am - 2 Hours
Arthur Deatly
Are you wanting to learn more about Watercolour painting? Then join this class hosted by a professional instructor, specifically designed to assist beginners.

You will learn fundamental watercolour techniques, color theory, how to mix paint and then turn your knowledge into a stunning piece of art.
book now
$43      
Colors of Spring

Colors of Spring

Saturday 18 May
Southern end of the Museum District - 9am - 2 Hours
Arthur Deatly
Embrace the beauty of spring as we come together to celebrate the vibrant hues and blossoming creativity. This enchanting watercolor event invites beginner artists, watercolor enthusiasts, and nature lovers alike to immerse themselves in a world of artistic expression inspired by the season of renewal.

Get ready to unleash your creativity, connect with fellow artists, and revel in the Colors of Spring. Whether you're a seasoned artist or a beginner, this meetup promises a day of artistic inspiration and joy. Secure your spot and let the colors of spring ignite your passion for watercolor!
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$43      

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 Watercolour painting? Then join this class hosted by a professional instructor, specifically designed to assist beginners.

You will learn fundamental watercolour techniques, color theory, how to mix paint and then turn your knowledge into a stunning piece of art.
book now
$43      
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 which can be anything from pencils or pastels, to watercolour or oils.

If you are a complete beginner all you need to start are a couple of good drawing pencils, a rubber, and a drawing pad.

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
Best time painting in the lovely parks in Houston.
5/5
Cathryn
2024-02-27
The event was good. Since there were only two people, Martina had dedicated time to adjust the class to our needs, teaching my friend and I some of the basic techniques. She was also kind to share some of her materials with us.
4/5
Noemie
2024-02-16
Arthur is very knowledgeable about the park and area.
5/5
Cathryn
2024-01-21

Arthur was so helpful and informative. I felt very comfortable asking him questions.
5/5
Marisol
2024-01-07
Lots of fun, got really great tips.
5/5
megan
2023-10-16
It was a fun event. Arthur helped me improve my painting, offered great suggestions and ideas.
5/5
Diann
2023-09-17

Martina was wonderful. I enjoyed her point of view, and everyone got along very well.
5/5
Cat
2023-09-03
As always I learned a lot. Very patient and knowledgeable. Thank you.
5/5
Irma
2023-08-20
Fabulous instructor who has a wealth of knowledge he is willing to share.
5/5
Irma
2023-08-15

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.
Martina Straniero
Martina Straniero is a self taught watercolor artist and children's book illustrator based in Houston, TX.
Her favorite things to draw are nature and cute critters in vintage outfits.
PHOTOS
Houston Watercolor Group
2024-02-03
Title or Location:
This painting is a merging of two Tarot cards: the Three of Clubs, and The Sun. The two cards are my favorite in the deck. The Three of Clubs symbolizes optimism and travel. The Sun repressent freedom, joy, and harmony. I combined the two in order to represent a vision of a hopeful and open future.
Credit: Arye Orona

Houston Watercolor Group
2024-02-02
Title or Location: Seascape
This painting is inspired from my love of water and the ocean. I attempted to capture the moody atmosphere of a warm and beautiful day looking out into the sea. Relaxing and soothing crashing waves and swirls of water that carry the observer into a daydream.
Credit: Andrews Art
Facebook: Andrewsart23
Instagram: Andrewsart23
Houston Watercolor Group
2023-12-29
Title or Location: In my studio
This was a photo I used from pixabay by Couler, of a Snowman figurine. I thought it was so cute and festive with his Christmas cookie in hand! I sketched it out and added a snow scape behind him giving the feel of a chilly winters day! I got such a great response from followers, that I had some prints and Christmas cards made from this painting!
Credit: Unsplash
Facebook: Rebecca Bryan Art Studio
Instagram: rebeccabryanartstudio

Houston Watercolor Group
2023-12-23
Title or Location: Kusadasi, Turkey
I was on a tour vacation to Greece and Turkey and some islands in Aegean Sea. I have been creating travel sketchbooks over the past few years and the outcome is I am able to retain some great memories of the life lived in international places. This small fruit and spices vendor presented a colorful opportunity for me in a small side street of market vendors while walking back to our ship.
Credit: Dan Killebrew
Facebook: Dan Killebrew
Instagram: @dakbrew

Houston Watercolor Group
2023-08-28
Title or Location: Fellow Painter in Mandell Park
A fellow art teacher and artist who calls me up once a year to go Plein Air painting. We go to a little neighborhood park near my studio. In the Museum District of Houston Tx.
Credit: Arthur Deatly
Facebook: ArthurDeatly
Instagram: DeatlyArthur
Houston Watercolor Group
2023-08-26
Title or Location: Storm Front
When I painted "Storm Front," my focus was trying to a paint a stormy sky. I used 11" x 14" paper, with burnt umber, raw sienna, payne's gray and cobalt blue. While not based on a painting, the image was drawn from my memory of West Texas.
Credit: Kirk Lewis

Raleigh Watercolor Group
2024-02-27
Title or Location: The Valley Beyond
I almost threw this away. Sometimes I have a hard time "pushing through" a painting that I am doing. I'm tempted to stop and say "this is not good, I won't finish it, it's awful". I painted the sky background a year ago and the painting just sat in a corner. One day I decided to just "play" with this piece of paper and I loved what happened! Quite often I find that I need to let my artwork just cook in a corner. Every once in a while I surprise myself!
Credit: Kathy Butts

Tucson Watercolor Group
2024-02-27
Title or Location: Los Sue?os Sonoran
I use my small watercolor kit to document the places I experience while traveling and working on tje road. I was able to spend most of the winter in Arizona, spending time in the unique Sonoran desert. Where each saguaro cacti has its own personality within the Sonoran's surreal landscape.
Credit: Hannah E Ryan
Instagram: @eddied_out
Raleigh Watercolor Group
2024-02-27
Title or Location: Lone Oak
After I had joint replacement surgery on my left thumb, my dominant hand, I still wanted to paint. I thought that I'd just play with color using my right hand to wield the brush. To my amazement, I painted with more spontaneity and with a looseness I've been trying to achieve before. Maybe I'm ambidextrous and have only just discovered it (I'm 76).
Credit: Linda R Bahai

Sacramento Watercolor Group
2024-02-26
Title or Location:
Inspired by the beautiful sunny shores of San Diego, CA. I love hiking the trails to easy my mind and rejuvenate. May one find a place to R&R. Watercolor, cold press paper 18 x 24.
Credit: Diana Kim

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