Welcome to my Web page.  This will give you a glimpse into my work 
Painting has been a significant part of me...for most of my adult life.  It has introduced me to some of my best friends, encouraged me to go to interesting places to sketch, taught me to "see" and "appreciate" the world through a painter's perspective, and given me hundreds of hours of pleasure and entertainment.  

I have explored oils, acrylics and have recently settled on watercolour as my medium of choice.  I just love the unpredictability as water, paint and paper meet.  I love how it paints itself if you let it.   It can be unforgiving and at the same time magical. I like painting landscapes, seascapes, buildings, flowers.  

 




Thinking of learning to watercolour?
TO SIGN UP FOR WATERCOLOUR  CLASSES

Send me an email and I will add your name to my mailing list that I ONLY send out invitations to upcoming classes or paint parties .  Carla@CarlaFlegel.com

Or check EVENTS on my Facebook Page 

Due to COVID19 all of my classes are now 2 day workshop format ) Nope... not Zooming ... 


 No experience class

LEVEL 1 

for those who have always wanted to paint or have painted but never used watercolour.  This is a SKILLS CLASS…. (Due to COVID19 all of my classes are now 2 day workshop format ) nope ... not Zooming! 


A basic beginner’s kit is available for purchase for the classes.  The photo shows the contents of the kit and is $50.  













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Some experience class

 LEVEL 2  

For those who still consider them selves beginners in using watercolour but have given it a trial but ... found it frustrating.... or need some guidance to develop skills. 

MORE  Experience class:  

LEVEL 3 

Once you have some of the skills mastered it is time to put them to work painting pictures! These classes focuses on a particular subject matter and it changes as the “students” suggest topics


ARTful Journals

I have found keeping a “visual journal” to practice my watercolour skills and develop my sketching drawing skills.  It also gives me an opportunity to “see” the places I travel to in a much deeper connection.  These journal also are small, the watercolour trays portable and it is a great habit to develop Join us for a 2 day workshop. 


CLASSES OFFERED at TOSH 

( The Old School House) in Qualicum ENROL via their web site 

 (www.theoldschoolhouse.org), in person or calling. 250-752-6133 


CLASSES OFFERED at MAC 

(McMillan Art Center) in Parksville.  Enroll by calling them at 250-248-8185 or by visiting their “Box Office” on their website. https://mcmillanartscentre.com/workshops-and-classes/

LEVEL 1 & 2 CLASSES.

Check with the MAC for upcoming times and dates 


A “SAMPLER” ARTBITES  ... 

A SERIES OF CLASSES 2 HOURS IN LENGTH TO EXPLORE VARIOUS MEDIUMS: OIL, ACRYLIC,WATERCOLOUR AND PENCIL CRAYONS.    


I WILL BE TEACHING THE WATERCOLOUR ARTBITES CLASS AND WORKING WITH GOUACHE


CALL THE MAC FOR MORE INFORMATION.  


 






                                YOUR STORY 
Tell the story of your special EVENT

...your wedding...retirement... family reunion...special birthday 

in the most unique way.

I create a hand painted watercolour illustrated Journal of your event and leave room for your commentary. It is more personal than a photo album. A unique record of the whole wonderful event

Your journal book can be made with the artist painting on site during the event, or from photos of the event. 

Prices vary. For an estimate Call or Email.



join us for the 
ULTIMATE ARTISTS' HOLIDAY Visit 
fully escorted art tours on Vancouver Island, Melque Mexico or Thetis Island. 


VISIT MY ETSY SHOP to purchase cards or paintings 
THE FLEGEL FACTORY.Etsy.com


To check out  PAINT PARTIES 
or Sketching Events    WWW.MYSKETCHYFRIENDS.COM 
              CLICK HERE 


HOW ABOUT SOME “ART” ... I Really enjoy painting lighthouses and house portraits.  I also have a full line of greeting and special occasion cards.  


Or... want to get a reproduction of some of my images?  



Or... How about ordering a HOUSE PORTRAIT?  
I need some photos of the home, and we can decide on size, price and all those details.  Great gifts for someone selling their home, a first time home owner, gramma moving into a retirement home, selling the family cottage or farm.