Pikes Peak Watercolor Society – Demo

The Pikes Peak Watercolor Society invited me to do a demo at the Cottonwood Center for the Arts in Colorado Springs, Colorado. A gracious and enthusiastic group of painters welcomed me into their monthly meeting on October 19th. I treated them to series of quickly applied washes for the beginnings of a large sky-scape of stormy clouds over a low horizon — the view west from my studio. Afterwards, many people expressed that my techniques go against everthing they have been taught about painting skies (I’m just a rebel at heart) but they loved the results and had and an eagerness to go try what I had showed them.

Thanks to all who attended, I hope to return again to hear how your experiments with my techniques for painting clouds have changed your art!

Anyone in the Pikes Peak vicinity, do join or support this creative group and visit the Cotton Wood Center for the Arts. It is an exceptional facility.


PPWS Meeting

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Finished painting of the same scene, vertical format. “Rains Coming” 4″ x 15″

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  1. Margaret Cox October 21, 2016 at 8:23 pm #

    Rita, thank you for your very interesting and educational demonstration of your sky-scape at our October PPWS meeting. I hope you will come again!

    • Rita November 14, 2017 at 11:56 am #

      Hello Margaret,
      My apologies for not seeing your message sooner. I’m glad you enjoyed the demo and I’d be happy to come back any time! I hope the techniques I showed the group have been useful for your paintings and you’ve been looking at clouds. Please take a look at my new class — http://www.ritaroberts.com/understanding-clouds/

      Happy painting!