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Monday, September 28, 2015

Majestic Longhorns

© AnnHoffpauir
 
These fine looking longhorns were outside of Austin, TX. while my husband and I was on a trip in that area.  I wanted to paint a western scene with these longhorns in it.  I decided to put the longhorns on a slight hill to give them a more impressive look and feel.  It was a bright sunny day and I hope I captured that too.

Friday, September 25, 2015

Summer - Longhorn

© AnnHoffpauir
 
Cattle and oil tanks and pumps are a somewhat common sight in parts of Texas. We sort of forget that it has been that way for quite some time.  This painting is a reflection of that aspect of life.

Monday, September 21, 2015

Ann Hoffpauir-Watercolor Workshop




                                                     Painted Views Ranch

                                                24229 Stillman Valley Road

                                                     Florence, Texas 76527

 

  Painted Views Ranch is hosting a three day watercolor workshop, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, October 22, 23 and 24, 2015 by artist Ann Hoffpauir.

  Ann is a full-time artist from Orange, Texas who paints is a realistic style.  Her superb paintings, done in different mediums, reflect a wide range of subjects.

 

  Although she works in many mediums, in this workshop Ann will be teaching watercolors.  The pouring method will be used in the classes, making the colors liquid and pouring them onto the misted wet paper.  Watching the liquid colors mix and swirl onto the wet paper is exciting, spontaneous and colorful. 

  You too can create wonderful works of art with this method.  Come and join her for an exciting and colorful way to paint.

 

  For more information and to register for her class, email, paintedviewsranch@gmail.com.  Also visit her website, http://www.ArtworkbyAnn.com.  Her blog site has a supply list available, http://annhoffpauir.blogspot.com 


 

                                         WATERCOLOR SUPPLY LIST:

 

Brushes: Round -- # 4, 6, 8, 14, 32

                Flat ------# ½”,  ¾”,  1”,  2”

 

Colors: (tubes) -----6 tubes of the primary colors from any of the following:

                                 (A warm and cool of each primary color)

                                  Suggested colors:

              Blue--------Antwerp Blue (Windsor & Newton) cool blue

                                 Prussian Blue (Windsor & Newton) cool blue

                                 Royal Blue (Holbein) warm blue

                                 Cobalt Blue – a pure blue, leans toward warm

              Yellow-----Azo Yellow Medium (Van Gogh) warm yellow

                                 Permanent Yellow Lemon (Holbein) cool yellow

                                 Hansa Yellow Light (Da Vinci) cool yellow

               Red--------Permament Red (Holbein) warm red

                                 Naphthol Red (Da Vinci) warm red

                                 Quinacridone Rose (Windsor Newton) cool red

                                 Permanent Rose, (Windsor & Newton) cool red

                                 (You can bring all your watercolors if you like, but try & have a

                                  Warm color and a cool color of each)                                                       

                                 

Paper: 2 full sheets or 4 half sheets of Arches 140 lb. cold press watercolor paper.

Palette: One large size palette, large enough to mix colors on.

Masking Fluid: a new bottle of light colored art-masking fluid (less than 2 years old)

*Other: Gatorboard or any surface for taping down watercolor paper             Masking tape (tan) or clear packing tape

             3 small dishes for making colors liquid (i.e. plastic cups from Crystal Light)

                Or Windsor Newton artist cup-6 pack, at Hobby Lobby

             Several sheets of tracing paper, size about 15” x 12” or larger

             Hair dryer (optional)

             Medium size water sprayer

             A pair of scissors

             A roll of white paper towels or box of Kleenex

             Table salt

             Old beach or bath towel (to lay under painting to absorb any runoff water)

             Note tablet, pencil, pen, eraser and also a kneaded eraser

 

 

Simple Beauty

© Ann Hoffpauir
 
This a horse painting I created from photos and reference material taken while attending a horse show.  This particular horse was performing in dressage competition.  Both rider and horse look so eloquent in their performance.  This horse begged to be painted and I think watercolor suited him very well.  http://www.ArtworkbyAnn.com

Friday, September 18, 2015

WHAT ! - Titmouse

© Ann Hoffpauir
 
  Here is another wildlife painting.  It is a Titmouse, probably the same one I have painted before.  I snapped a picture of this little fella in a shrub nearby.  The look on its face is what I tried to capture, hence the title of the painting.  http://www.ArtworkbyAnn.com 

Monday, September 14, 2015

Ann Hoffpauir - Watercolor Workshop at Painted Views Ranch





                                                     Painted Views Ranch

                                                24229 Stillman Valley Road

                                                     Florence, Texas 76527

 

  Painted Views Ranch is hosting a three day watercolor workshop, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, October 22, 23 and 24, 2015 by artist Ann Hoffpauir.

  Ann is a full-time artist from Orange, Texas who paints is a realistic style.  Her superb paintings, done in different mediums, reflect a wide range of subjects.

 

  Although she works in many mediums, in this workshop Ann will be teaching watercolors.  The pouring method will be used in the classes, making the colors liquid and pouring them onto the misted wet paper.  Watching the liquid colors mix and swirl onto the wet paper is exciting, spontaneous and colorful. 

  You too can create wonderful works of art with this method.  Come and join her for an exciting and colorful way to paint.

 

  For more information and to register for her class, email, paintedviewsranch@gmail.com.  Also visit her website, http://www.ArtworkbyAnn.com.  Her blog site has a supply list available, http://annhoffpauir.blogspot.com.  
 
 
                                         WATERCOLOR SUPPLY LIST:
 
Brushes: Round -- # 4, 6, 8, 14, 32
                Flat ------# ½”,  ¾”,  1”,  2”
 
Colors: (tubes) -----6 tubes of the primary colors from any of the following:
                                 (A warm and cool of each primary color)
                                  Suggested colors:
              Blue--------Antwerp Blue (Windsor & Newton) cool blue
                                 Prussian Blue (Windsor & Newton) cool blue
                                 Royal Blue (Holbein) warm blue
                                 Cobalt Blue – a pure blue, leans toward warm
              Yellow-----Azo Yellow Medium (Van Gogh) warm yellow
                                 Permanent Yellow Lemon (Holbein) cool yellow
                                 Hansa Yellow Light (Da Vinci) cool yellow
               Red--------Permament Red (Holbein) warm red
                                 Naphthol Red (Da Vinci) warm red
                                 Quinacridone Rose (Windsor Newton) cool red
                                 Permanent Rose, (Windsor & Newton) cool red
                                 (You can bring all your watercolors if you like, but try & have a
                                  Warm color and a cool color of each)                                                       
                                 
Paper: 2 full sheets or 4 half sheets of Arches 140 lb. cold press watercolor paper.
Palette: One large size palette, large enough to mix colors on.
Masking Fluid: a new bottle of light colored art-masking fluid (less than 2 years old)
*Other: Gatorboard or any surface for taping down watercolor paper             Masking tape (tan) or clear packing tape
             3 small dishes for making colors liquid (i.e. plastic cups from Crystal Light)
                Or Windsor Newton artist cup-6 pack, at Hobby Lobby
             Several sheets of tracing paper, size about 15” x 12” or larger
             Hair dryer (optional)
             Medium size water sprayer
             A pair of scissors
             A roll of white paper towels or box of Kleenex
             Table salt
             Old beach or bath towel (to lay under painting to absorb any runoff water)
             Note tablet, pencil, pen, eraser and also a kneaded eraser
 
 

Titmouse

© Ann Hoffpauir
  This little Titmouse was in a shrub near my back porch.  I like wildlife subjects to paint and one of my favorites are small song birds.  Where I live there is an abundance of wildlife.  Most of the time you just have to be patient and them, the birds and other critters will appear.  Observing them always benefits me in my artwork.   http://www.ArtworkbyAnn.com