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Capturing the Light with Erica Qualey

May 17 @ 3:30 pm 5:30 pm EDT

A booted lobster fisherman in a red shirt and blue pants prepares to climb out of a boat, while another man in a lime green shirt waits aboard
Erica Qualey, Calling it a Day

Four Tuesdays, April 26, May 3, 10, and 17 from 3:30 to 5:30 pm
Online via Zoom

Fill your watercolor paintings with expression and mood! Watercolor is such a beautiful and fun medium to use. Its spontaneous nature and soft translucent light make it ideal for capturing light and creating a variety of moods. 

In this class, we will talk about how design elements, such as value, color, and line, play a role in capturing expression and light. We will take a look at some select pieces of the Farnsworth’s Wyeth collection and discuss what decisions the masters made to help tell the story and mood in each piece. In each class, we will learn techniques and painting strategies to add to your “toolbox” that will help you fill your work with more light and mood. 

This class is intended for advanced beginner and intermediate-level students. 

Erica Qualey lives in mid-coast Maine with her husband and two daughters. She is a landscape painter that works primarily in watercolor and watercolor batik. Leaving her hometown in northern Maine, Erica earned a BFA from Rochester Institute of Technology in New York. She worked as a graphic designer for several years along with teaching design, drawing, and Adobe programs at a small college in New Hampshire. She has since focused on her personal art, exhibiting throughout New England and is represented in private collections around the United States and Canada. She is a member of the New England Watercolor Society and American Watercolor Society and has been published in the 19th edition of Splash, a yearly publication of 125 watercolor paintings from around the world. She currently teaches workshops at the Farnsworth Art Museum in Rockland and River Arts in Damariscotta, and has had the privilege of teaching at other art associations such as Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in Deer Isle, Maine. Erica also enjoys working with kids, sometimes working as a visiting artist in schools and running programs through Skidompha Public Library in Damariscotta.

The supplies list may be downloaded here.

Cost: $154; $130 members