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Composition in Watercolor with Erica Qualey, Part 1

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February 6 @ 3:00 pm 5:00 pm

Composition in Watercolor—Creating the Groundwork for a Strong Watercolor Painting

Do you know that painting? The one that caught your eye from across the room? That drew you in for a closer look? Behind the scenes of every fantastic painting is a strong composition. A framework created by the artist that determines layout and structure, and also affects the way the subject is perceived and understood. This workshop dives into the study of composition and the process of creating a watercolor painting from start to finish, as well as how to choose techniques to help you achieve your end goal. You will learn how to approach making the compositional decisions needed for a successful piece and how to start asking the questions that will help you begin to express yourself. Watercolor is a playful and naturally expressive medium that with a mix of spontaneity and planning, you can create paintings that evoke mood and express your story.

Erica Qualey is an award-winning watercolor artist and teacher who lives in Midcoast Maine. She has exhibited internationally, and is represented in private collections throughout the United States and Canada. She is a signature member of the New England Watercolor Society and has been published in the 19th edition of the yearly publication, Splash. She has led workshops for adults at Farnsworth Art Museum in Rockland, ArtWaves DMI on Mount Dessert Island, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in Deere Isle, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, and other art associations. She has participated in visiting artist programs in public schools and has run art programming for children through her local library.

This class is designed in two sessions each meeting virtually once a week for four weeks. The sessions can be taken consecutively, or you may choose one session individually.

Some experience with watercolor will be helpful.

Cost: $225; $210 for Farnsworth members

You can find the Materials List here.