Friday, August 8, 2008

Wow! An amazing week of learning.


watercolor journal poppy
Originally uploaded by sbergeron00

I was able to attend the Washington Education Association Leadership Accademy this week. It was a wonderful experience being immersed a learning environment with a couple hundred educators. Amazing.

I worked on one watercolor pencil painting this week and I actually finished it! This poppy was done usingAlbretch Durer Watercolor pencils on 140# watercolor paper in my new watercolor journal that I made last week. this is from a photo that I took a couple weeks ago while walking into downtown Vancouver. I love the smooth application of these pencils!

On my way up to the conference I had the opportunity to visit the Daniel Smith art supplies store in South Seattle. It was so cool! I even found most of the Albretch Durer pencils that Kate Johnson reccommends for light fastness. that's what I used for my poppy. I love these pencils!

On another note, today was my grandfather's 100th birthday! Yup, 8-8-8 was when he was born. It is so exciting to me to think of all the things that have changed and happened in the world since he was born. It sort of boggles my mind. We had about 20 family members at lunch and then more showed up at Grandpa and Grandma's house for cake and Icecream too. It was so fun to see folks I havn't seen for almost 20 years!

I hope you have a great weekend and make sure to tell those you care about what you think!
cheers, SB

10 comments:

Margaret Ann said...

You poppy is perfect! Gorgeous drop dead color! I am so envious that you were able to go to Daniel Smith! LOL What joy! Ahhhhh! :)

kazumiwannabe said...

It's beautiful Staphanie! I love how the bright poppy pops out against the background!

PNH said...

I check out your site every time you post. Your work is so interesting, thank you for sharing

peachtreeart said...

Love the vibrancy!

Alan said...

Great drawing...

I enjoy Seattle every time I visit

100 years...I am trying for 60..after that I will think about 70.

Deb said...

This is a knock out, Stephanie!!! Vibrant and lush!

Happy 100th to your Granddad!

Kunstrxns said...

really nice, I have tons of watercolor pencils but have my eye on the 120 box of the AD's. Going to use the bribe technique to get them (lose weight :)

Dorothy said...

Stephanie your Poppy just POPS off the page!! It is beautiful! I love visiting your blog and seeing your work! And Happy Birthday to your Grandpa..that's so wonderful that he reached the Century mark!!!

Mark said...

I really enjoy the strength and brightness of those colors very nice Poppy.

purplepaint said...

This is gorgeous!!!! Beautiful job on the petals!