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Denver Watercolor Class Teacher Dennis Pendleton

Move Your Studio Outdoors

This is a painting I did as a demonstration in my workshop at Botanic Gardens last summer. It is always fun and challenging to organize all the beautiful colors, shapes and textures that spring and summer present in abundance. In this painting, I allowed the white flowers to dominate the composition by surrounding them with the rich colors of the other flowers. Decisions on where to use hard and soft edges was critical because too many hard edges would have created a "cut out" effect and too many soft edges would have weakened the painting.

Plan on moving your studio outside and joining me this spring and summer at Botanic Gardens and Sterne Park. I have added Sterne Park as a new painting site because it offers some different subject matter such as cattails along a stream with big trees, a charming lake, rolling green hills and ample parking, restrooms and shade. No matter your level of artistic development, you will be challenged by exploring colors, values, shapes, and edges. Each day I will demonstrate a painting and spend the rest of the day working individually with the students. The camaraderie of working with other artists and friendly critiques are some of the reasons why painters enjoy these weekend workshops. Don't miss this opportunity to improve your painting skills while enjoying being outdoors.

"I perhaps owe it to flowers that I became a painter." Claude Monet

Friday, Saturday, Sunday

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

May 3, 4, & 5, 2019 - Botanic Gardens

May 31, June 1 & 2, 2019 - Sterne Park

July 19, 20, 21, 2019 - Botanic Gardens

August 2, 3, & 4, 2019 - Botanic Gardens

One day - $90.00

Two days - $160.00

Three days - $210.00

Email Dennis at

if you are interested of have any questions.

For enrollment and payment, send your check to:

Dennis R. Pendleton

5220 S. Ulster Street, #2119

Greenwood Village, CO 80111

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