Watercolor and Pastel Artists at CHAW

Kay Elsasser works from Italy are in Glen Echo show

I learned so many things today! Here are some of them: Wednesday Studio watercolorist Kay Elsasser went to Italy for a week this year as part of a trip led … Continue reading

June 26, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Final Sketches from Summer Vacation

When the Wednesday Studio class ended last spring, Ellen  Cornett challenged us to make art every day. Her exhortation worked, and many of us who would have ignored our pencils and … Continue reading

September 15, 2016 · Leave a comment

Using a sketchbook—while traveling or at home

In 2001, Gina Clapp led the class in a workshop on traveling with a sketchbook. We practiced our observational skills in and around Christ Church in DC. We all had … Continue reading

June 3, 2015 · 3 Comments

My First Market Painting

I’ve been painting a street market we visited in Xian, China, last year. I enjoy visiting markets at home and when I travel, and I have lots of market photos … Continue reading

February 22, 2015 · 2 Comments

Drawings from Antarctica

Having little idea whether or not there would be time, opportunity, or favorable conditions for sketching, I took along a small sketchbook, some pencils, pens, and a set of pastel … Continue reading

February 13, 2015 · 1 Comment


The members of The Wednesday Studio are enthusiastic world travelers. Here are some watercolor paintings in progress.  

January 29, 2015 · Leave a comment