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Category Archives: Watercolor

Visual Art and Creativity This Fall ~ Wisconsin and Beyond


Written on September 11, 2019 at 1:57 pm, by

I feel very lucky to have had a summer filled with visiting friends and  teaching watercolor and creativity workshops in beautiful places to wonderful people on their own paths to their greatest creative potential.  I am just back from teaching watercolor for two weeks in Alaska at the Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival and a wonderful  Continue Reading »

Categories: art travel, Beauty, Bjorklunden, Creativity, Creativity Coaching, Dillmans Art Resort, Fabulous Artists, Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival, Teaching Art and Creativity, Watercolor, Workshops and Classes

Art and Learning In Beautiful Places


Written on June 1, 2019 at 3:46 pm, by

I have just finishing teaching a multiple-day watercolor intensive in the beautiful University of Wisconsin-Arboretum.  The participants were wonderful and I am looking forward to offering similar workshop there in June of 2020.  My spring in the UW-Arboretum has become an annual event!  This workshop has me looking to the future and reviewing what I have agreed to  Continue Reading »

Categories: Art Techniques, art travel, Beauty, Bjorklunden, Creaivity Coaching, Creative Play, Dillmans Art Resort, Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival, Plein air Painting, River Arts Art Center, Shake Rag Alley Art Center, Teaching Art and Creativity, Uncategorized, Watercolor, Watercolor techniques, Workshops and Classes

Celebrate Sharing Art: An Exhibition and Upcoming Workshops


Written on May 17, 2019 at 10:48 am, by

I am experiencing pre-event nervousness as I plan to head off tonight, to the reception for the exhibition ‘Uprooted:  Plants in a Changing Climate  (5:00-9:00 pm, artist panel at 5:30).” I decided to write a blog post to distract myself and celebrate the occasion. I am honored to have seven large watercolors in the exhibition, organized  Continue Reading »

Categories: Activist Art, art based activism, climate change, Creative Play, Creativity, environmental art, Exhibition, Watercolor, Watercolor activism, Workshops and Classes

Drawing on Nature and Circumstance ~ Two Exhibitions


Written on September 11, 2017 at 10:02 pm, by

Drawing on Nature:  Watercolors on Canvas by Helen Klebesadel Drawing on Circumstances: Contemporary Approaches to Water-media Exhibit Run:  September 19-29, 2017                      Reception:  Sunday, September 24, 2017, 12:00-4:00 Common Wealth Gallery, 3rd Floor, 100 S. Baldwin, Madison, WI, Hours: daily, 10:00-4:00 The Common Wealth Gallery continues its mission to make it possible for artists to bring  Continue Reading »

Categories: Activist Art, art based activism, art collaboration, Art Techniques, art-science collaboration, arts based environmentalism, Beauty, Charity, climate change, Creativity, environmental art, Exhibition, Fabulous Artists, Inspiration, Watercolor, Watercolor techniques, Workshops and Classes

Teaching Watercolor Makes Me a Better Artist


Written on June 17, 2017 at 4:27 pm, by

I just finished a wonderful four-day watercolor intensive. It was preceded by a month-long once a week nature journaling class offered at the University of Wisconsin Arboretum.  Both were wonderful experiences for me as the guide and facilitator.  I argue that its always better to learn from someone who loves what they are teaching, especially  Continue Reading »

Categories: Ability, art and technology, art collaboration, Art Techniques, Artist Resources, Beauty, Biographical, Career Development, Creaivity Coaching, Creative Play, Creativity, Exhibition, Fabulous Artists, Teaching Art and Creativity, Uncategorized, Watercolor, Watercolor techniques, Workshops and Classes

Cloud Studies: Drawing On Nature for Balance


Written on September 5, 2016 at 5:00 am, by

I have been painting clouds lately.   I have been looking at beautiful August and September clouds, trying to capture the awesome power and uplift of  spirit I experience simply for observing the sky vistas afforded to me living in Wisconsin.  Whether driving or riding in a car, or walking my dog or simply stopping to  Continue Reading »

Categories: Art Techniques, Biographical, Creaivity Coaching, Promotional Materials, Social networking, Teaching Art and Creativity, This and That, Watercolor, Watercolor techniques, Wisconsin Arts, Workshops and Classes

Spring Art Classes Follow April Flowers


Written on April 4, 2016 at 11:47 pm, by

Open Studio Time ! If you are in Madison on May 1, please plan to stop by my studio at 2017 Jenifer Street between 11:00 -5:00 and see what I am up to.  I will be participating in the 6th Annual Marquette-Atwood Neighborhood Art Walk. It is an annual self-guided art walk through our wonderful  Continue Reading »

Categories: art based activism, art collaboration, Art Techniques, art-science collaboration, Artist Resources, arts based environmentalism, Biographical, Career Development, climate change, Creaivity Coaching, Creative Play, Creativity, Creativity Coaching, environmental art, Exhibition, Inspiration, Teaching Art and Creativity, Uncategorized, Watercolor, Watercolor activism, Workshops and Classes

Colors of Light and Light by artist Ann Schaffer


Written on September 23, 2015 at 10:20 am, by

“My paintings are about beauty and the power of beauty to resist all that is soul stifling in this world.” ~ artist Ann Schaffer If you have followed my blog for a while you may recall that I have written about the watercolors of Madison artist Ann Schaffer before in posting called, A Beauty Manifesto:  Continue Reading »

Categories: Art Techniques, Beauty, Fabulous Artists, Gesture painting, Watercolor, Wisconsin Arts, Women Artists

Carew, Klebesadel, and Torres share their art at the Opera House Art Gallery Sept. 6th


Written on August 29, 2014 at 6:20 pm, by

Join us for an exhibition of Recent Artworks by Kelty Crew, Helen Klebesadel, and Danny Torres at the Opera House Art Gallery Second Floor at 115 East Main Street, Mt Horeb, Wisconsin (No Elevator) Hosted by Nancy Howard, owner September 6-November 3, 2014 Opening Reception:  Saturday, September 6, 2:30-5:00 VERY brief artists talks 3:00    Continue Reading »

Categories: Ability, art collaboration, Beauty, Biographical, Creative Play, environmental art, Fabulous Artists, Feminist art, Inspiration, Watercolor, Wisconsin Arts

Art-Science Collaboration: My Artist-in-Residency at the Trout Lake Research Station


Written on July 6, 2014 at 7:41 pm, by

I have just returned from a splendid ten days of non-stop plein air painting (and skitter swatting) in the lake country around Boulder Junction, Wisconsin.  It was my extreme pleasure to bring my art research through observation to the University of Wisconsin Trout Lake Station as a part of a new artist residency program.  I  Continue Reading »

Categories: A Painting A day, Activist Art, art and technology, art collaboration, Art Residencies, Art Techniques, art-science collaboration, Artist Resources, environmental art, Plein air Painting, Watercolor