Goodbye, Summer! (Nomleyville Gnomes)

Waving adieu to the season with one last dip in the pool!

Rather than be sad summer is over, come and and celebrate the fun with Bye, Summer! This happy gnome is getting in one (or maybe more) trip to the pool where he's relaxing on his favorite flamingo float with a cool drink in his hand.

For this project, you'll receive a step-by-step instruction sheet along with the design and lettering so all you have to do is trace it onto the paper and you're ready to paint. We'll be spending some time on what pigments make the best skin-tones as well as creating water reflections.

The art utilizes pure color in the flamingo and the gnome's hat, shorts and snorkel gear. What does this mean? It means that rather than shading with an analogous palette or with a staining color, all the shading is created through values of each pigment. For this reason, I do recommend you have a good yellow, yellow-green, pink and bright blue pigment to help you achieve these gorgeous, juicy colors too!

Other important things to know:

Do I Have To Know How To Draw?

No, you do not. You will be provided with step-by-step instructions along with the design and lettering to trace onto your paper.

Do I Need To Know How To Paint?

You do need some experience with watercolors, washes, etc. to successfully take this class, but beginners with adventurous and courageous attitudes are always most welcome!

Do I Have To Have Your Exact Supply List?

No, you don't. I encourage you to use what you already have with the exception of specific requirements. Your results will vary from mine regardlesss of whether you're using the exact same pigments as we all paint differently.

Your Instructor

Laure Ferlita
Laure Ferlita

Laure Ferlita is an accomplished watercolorist residing in sunny Florida. Watercolors, nature, travel, painting on location, sketching for the joy of it, and most especially, color, are her passions!

Vibrant color can be found in almost any subject and its shadows. It is her joy to bring those colors to life on paper with some paint and a little water. For many years, Laure worked as a graphic designer, so you will most likely see a strong graphic element in her work.

She started sharing her joy and love of sketching on location over at in 2009 and has helped many "travelers" to find their artistic voice since then.

“Watercolor, for me, is the perfect sketching medium." Laure says. “It provides ease of use, quick color saturation, and clean up is a snap and really, you don't need much equipment. After you move past the hype of how difficult watercolor can be, you find out how much fun it is to get out there and actually create on location. It's way too much fun!"

To see more of Laure's work, please visit her blog, Painted Thoughts or her Instagram account at @laure.ferlita.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
All materials are available immediately. The course starts as a live Zoom class with four dates set for the classes. The actual work is self-paced and you decide when to start and when to finish! You can watch video demonstrations as many times you'd like and all handouts can be downloaded for reference. You will have 365 days with materials from the date of your enrollment.
How long do I have access to the course?
You will have unlimited access to all materials for 365 days—across any and all devices you own—from the date you sign up for the class.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, and you have not received any of the class materials, we'll be happy to refund your class fee within three days. If the class materials have been mailed out OR you sign up past the date of October 7th, no refund can be given.

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