An Invitation from Janine Helton

Janine Helton will be one of the guest artists showing her watercolors at the Green Door Gallery, 21 N. Gore Ave., Webster Groves, MO, from May 3 – June 28th. The exhibition’s opening reception is on Friday, May 17th, from 5 to 8 p.m., with refreshments. Janine would love to see you there.

Branching Out by Janine Helton

Janine Helton – Watercolors

​Janine always loved the beautiful, soft look of watercolor paintings, but didn’t pick up a paintbrush until the fall of 2009 when she started taking classes with a local artist.

Janine explains “I love letting the water and pigment have its way with loose, watery, and splashy backgrounds and then getting into detail at the heart of the subject, be it the feathers of an owl or the eyes of a child. Recently, I’ve been obsessed with layering techniques to achieve glowing colors, depth and movement in my paintings.”
Her paintings have won numerous awards and honors in art competitions nationally. She am a Best of Missouri Hands Juried Artist; and earned Signature status in the Missouri Watercolor Society, the Saint Louis Watercolor Society, as well as the Georgia Watercolor Society.

Click here for more information on the Green Door Gallery.

Click here to go to Janine’s website.

Workshops in July offered by Janine Helton

Peony Passion by Janine Helton
Poppies by Janine Helton

NEGATIVE PAINTING for WATER COLORISTS, SIMPLIFIED

OVERVIEW: If you’ve been painting for awhile and still have trouble grasping the concept of negative painting, this watercolor workshop is for you! You will not be painting flowers and leaves or any “thing”, instead you will learn to paint the space around the flowers and leaves, creating glowing blooms, foliage and layers of depth through multiple glazes. As you develop the skill of negative painting, you will practice seeing “shapes” instead of “things”, learn to save your whites and lights without using masking fluid, and be able to create a full range of values in your paintings without resulting in “muddy” darks.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:  Class fee: $200 (two full days)

WHEN: Wednesday and Thursday, July 10-11, 2019, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. each day

WHERE: Stone Soup Galleries at Chesterfield Mall (Cheesecake Factory entrance)

Contact me to register!  

DAY 1: Negative painting is a difficult concept to master in that it is contrary to the way we naturally see things. You will learn exactly what negative painting is (and why it’s a good skill to have) through explanations, examples, demonstrations and practice.

DAY 2: The emphasis will be on skill development with more demonstrations and lots of painting practice with one-on-one assistance. Negative painting is a layered technique which requires drying time between glazes, so you may work on two paintings at once if desired. Paper will be provided. Upon registration, I will contact you with further information as well as a supply list.

*Some experience in watercolor is required. *Class size limited to 12 students, with a minimum of 6 students needed to hold the class.
*You may want to bring your own lunch. Microwave and refrigerator are available for your convenience.

Fluff Chilln by Janine Helton
Truman, Is It Safe by Janine Helton

PET PORTRAITS IN WATERCOLOR

In this full-day workshop, you will learn my process for painting animal portraits through clear instruction, demonstrations and plenty of painting time! You will learn and practice important concepts such as planning your composition, considering value, color mixing in the palette vs. on the paper, understanding hard and soft/ lost and found edges, managing the ratio of water and pigment on your brush, and so much more! Upon registration, I will contact you with further information as well as a supply list.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:     Class fee: $100

WHEN: Saturday, July 20, 2019, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

WHERE: Stone Soup Galleries at Chesterfield Mall (Cheesecake Factory entrance)                                                          

Contact me to register!  

*Some experience in watercolor is required.
*Class size limited to 11 students, with a minimum of 6 students needed to hold the class.
*You may want to bring your own lunch. Microwave and refrigerator are available for your convenience.

August classes are in the works. Check back often for details and more dates!