A Watercolor Workshop with Susan Crouch

I was recently blessed to be able to attend a demo and watercolor workshop with Susan Crouch held at the High Country Watermedia Society’s August meeting.  She has graciously give me permission to post these images of paintings completed in her workshops.  All of these designs are the copyrighted property of Susan Crouch.

Below is my painting from this workshop.

“Wholehearted”
© Susan Crouch
Painted by Annie Glacken

I met Susan about nine years ago at the Valle Fair in Valle Crucis and since that time we have become good friends. I fell in love with her beautiful watercolors full of glorious color and absolutely loved her “Tender Mercies” collection of small prints with Scripture.

With a focus on light and color, Susan’s workshop explore ideas for interpreting the subjects of nature in watercolor. She teaches in a step-by-step approach for planning your composition that includes working with photos, creating a value sketch, and selecting colors for your painting. Drawings and reference photos are provided so you can paint along as Susan demonstrates.  Each year new demos are created to provide skills that can be adapted to your own unique painting process.

Susan’s paintings have been published in Splash 12, Splash 14, Splash 18, and International Artist Magazine. She is a signature member of the Watercolor Society of North Carolina. Her techniques are featured in the DVD, Painting in Living Color: Carolina Morning.

Here is a photo of Susan with her “Art Momma” Edrie Knight taken at the workshop.  Edrie was Susan’s first watercolor instructor over 25 years ago.

Edrie Knight & Susan Crouch

Susan is a great instructor.  She is well prepared, organized, explains things very well, and a real encourager.  I have taken five workshops with Susan, and have learned something new each time.  I consider her my “art momma” and mentor.

These are a some of the paintings I have painted in her previous workshops:

“Tulips”
© Susan Crouch
Painted by Annie Glacken

“Sun Salutation”
© Susan Crouch
Painted by Annie Glacken

“Carolina Morning”
© Susan Crouch
Painted by Annie Glacken

“Hiding Place”
© Susan Crouch
Painted by Annie Glacken

“Field of Dreams”
© Susan Crouch
Painted by Annie Glacken

“Curly Girl”
© Susan Crouch
Painted by Annie Glacken

Susan will be teaching another workshop at Cheap Joe’s next year. I highly recommend it! Click here for more info. You can see Susan’s work here.

8 Replies to “A Watercolor Workshop with Susan Crouch”

  1. So beautiful style ! I wish I could have such an instructor ! Splendid paintings, the light, the colors, I like all in them !

    • Thank you Betty, but I have to give credit to Susan for coming up with such great designs to teach us!

  2. Love your finished paintings! Wish I could have been at HCWS for Susan’s demo and workshop but couldn’t give up time with the grand girls!! Hope we can get together sometime in the near future. It was so good to see you this week just wish we had had some more time to catch up.

    • Thanks Susan! It was great seeing you too! Wish we could have had dinner together a couple nights! As soon as my schedule slows down a bit we will have to get together!