Newsletter December 2, 2013

Hi all. I have exciting news for you –my new plein air watercolour dvd, “Watercolour On Location” has just been released! It is excellently produced by WhitePine Productions right here in Calgary (same company who did my first DVD). It is for sale for the great price of $35 plus shipping and handling. You can see a preview of the dvd at


 I have sold several so far and comments coming back to me include:

 "Sharon, actually watched it through twice - but then you know how much I loved your demos during your classes! I think it's great! - 'plein air' painting has always been a mystery to me. Now I see how you can take a seemingly uninteresting scene and really paint your own interpretation of it. (I guess that's where the term 'artistic licence' comes in.) Really though, I can't imagine painting all those colors for those reeds wet-on-wet without making the dreaded 'mud'. I suppose they could be painted in layers, but much more laborious and not as exciting...! The negative painting was great to watch as well. I will probably attempt to follow along and paint this soon; I expect I'll have to make several attempts! :) I do recommend your DVD as it demonstrates how the experience of painting 'at the scene' can be very exciting and uplifting... And especially for anyone needing direction on 'plein air' composition. Also, to use your quote, "just having fun with all those colors" -Outside!"

 “Great DVD, makes me want to do a watercolour!!”

 With Christmas coming (sooner than most of us are prepared for!), why not make it easy for those looking to buy you a special gift and forward this email to them, gently suggesting that it might make a wonderful gift! Or if you are one who likes to buy your own gifts, please email me and I will send you a copy which will arrive before the 25th if you order soon!

 I wish you all a very happy and peace-filled Christmas season!