Monday, March 17, 2014


Sketchbook Artichoke 9x12

The Sketchbook Watercolor Journal Adventure on line workshop started on Saturday.  Looks like we have a great beginning with sketching and painting Fruits & Vegetables from the Farmers Market.  I just had to paint this Artichoke, the bottom leaves were almost blue.  I still have a few openings if you would like to join us for the adventure that will last a life time.  The workshop will be online until May 1, 2014.  To register go to 

www.maryspires.com

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Just a little Video....





Hope you join us in this fun Adventure!  Check it OUT!

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Registration for Sketchbook Watercolor Journal is OPEN!


Workshop has limited number of seats!
SIGN UP HERE!
www.maryspires.com


Join me for this exciting online Workshop.  We will take daily adventures into a loose, quick journal format style of sketching and painting.  We will use daily "adventures" to create a beautiful, creative and inspiring sketchbook. Our first week we will travel to the Farmers Market to explore Fruits & Vegetables.  Our adventure will continue for 4 weeks traveling into a Botanical Garden of Herbs & Flowers, discover how to draw your favorite things in week 3 and in the final week we will take a "Spring Break" discovering the Beach.
Each week you'll receive an email with a link you to that weeks adventure.  The "lesson" is available 24/7 and you will receive a downloadable  step-by-step "map" for traveling to that weeks lesson.  There will be videos and examples from my sketchbook to support the lessons.  Just like a real workshop you will be able to see fellow students sketchbook pages and you will be able to post your own sketchbook pages (only if you want to share).  I will follow up each week with comments and suggestions on that weeks lessons.

Supply list :  Sketchbook with watercolor paper or mixed media paper, watercolors (you can use the kind that kids use), a #8 round watercolor brush, and permanent ink pen (pigma or sharpie), #2 pencil and kneaded eraser.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Sample Video from Sketchbook Watercolor Journal Aventure






 Click on Link below to view a sample video!  Registration begins March 1st, 2014!

http://animoto.com/play/QdLFOw1nv7KKiQCC0y6Zbg




Sunday, February 16, 2014

Sketch Watercolor Journal Workshop

Sketch Watercolor Adventure


From my Sketchbook

Lets take an adventure with our sketchbook!  

Join me for this exciting online Workshop.  We will take daily adventures into a loose, quick journal format style of sketching and painting.  We will use daily "adventures" to create a beautiful, creative and inspiring sketchbook. Our first week we will travel to the Farmers Market to explore Fruits - Vegetables.  Our adventure will continue for 4 weeks traveling into a Botanical Garden of Herbs - Flowers, discover how to draw your favorite things in week 3 and in the final week we will take a "Spring Break" discovering the Beach.
Each week you'll receive an email which will link you to that weeks adventure.  The "lesson" is available 24/7 and you will receive a downloadable  step-by-step "map" for traveling to that weeks lesson.  There will be videos and examples from my sketchbook to support the lessons.  Just like a real workshop you will be able to see fellow students sketchbook pages and you will be able to post your own sketchbook pages (only if you want to share).  I will follow up each week with comments and suggestions on that weeks project.

This class is designed for beginners, but all levels are welcome.  The class will run for 4 weeks for a cost of $49.00, registration begins March 1, 2014.

Join me on March 15th, 2014, to this adventure that will last a lifetime!


Class Registration begins March 1st, 2014.





Friday, January 10, 2014

Sunflowers



Sunflower Oil
11" x 14"

My first oil painting of 2014.....If was so much fun to be back painting oils.  As some of you know I've decided to do a FREE on line watercolor theory workshop.  If you're interested in joining me in this new adventure.  Email me at marybspires@yahoo.com  I taught Watercolor Theory from a workbook I did about 15 years ago.  I finally got it on the computer so I can email it to you.  I will upload to a "private blog" every Monday starting January 20th through February 14th, that week's homework, plus a demo video.  
JOIN US!