Gary Curtis Watercolor Workshop - I received an invitation to participate in Gary Curtis' Watercolor Workshop at the Red Cockerill Gallery. While that style of painting is not my favorite, I learned some things about watercolor at the workshop. Gary does beautiful work and is a very patient and deliberate painter. This is a wooden bowl, book and a silver cup on a wood desk. I'd say I captured the wood desk, the book and the wooden bowl but I never quite got his silver cup. Oh well 3 of of 4. He also showed a tip on painting a dark background. I obviously didn't follow it. First mix lots of paint - paint the detail next to the figures in the painting - paint the rest in quick horizontal strokes - then the real secret--take a flat brush and paint in vertical strokes. You can see that I missed next to the figure and there are some white peeking through. Figures definitely stand out against a dark background so getting it right is very important.