From the reductive watercolor series, untitled watercolor 18.
If you've seen my other recent paintings, you can tell I've been exploring violets, oranges and pinks lately.
Speaking of colors, I had to cancel my March Color Workshop due to lack of interest. The impression is that such a workshop may be too experimental for the local market, or otherwise somehow not a good fit. I cannot deny my disappointment, for color has always been my favorite design element. I find it immensely satisfying to discuss and teach color. A prior idea I had to teach a class on contemporary art movements was also deemed as probably too experimental or niche. However, last month when I conducted a workshop on Edgar Degas' painting and pastel techniques, I was pleased that the class was so popular. My observation thus far is that classes on traditional technique and craft are well attended here. Others, not so much. I assume this is the case most everywhere.
In regard to teaching, trying to match what I want to do with the local market has been challenging but I am always willing to try new ideas. Sometimes it's a success.