I had to cancel watercolor class two weeks in a row: once because I was just beginning my cold and didn't want to share it; and then again when we had over 1 inch of snow in the morning.
Hoping we could meet today, I made up a neat lesson - painting on gessoed paper. I had the paper gessoed for them - all they had to do is draw this simple subject (from a photo from the WetCanvas folks) on the paper and have fun seeing how watercolor works on the gessoed paper. This is my beginning. It's on 1/4 sheet paper. I still have to lift some areas and darken some areas to give it dimension, and put in those dark windows.
This will be our last meeting for the year, giving them time off to get ready for the holidays - you all know how busy this time of year gets!