Time & Location
Feb 03, 2022, 9:30 AM – Mar 10, 2022, 12:30 PM
Lexington, 130 Waltham St, Lexington, MA 02421, USA
About the Class or Event
6 Thursdays, 9:30 am-12:30 pm
Begins January 13, In Studio
Course Level: Intermediate
Learn to create exciting paintings by allowing the watercolor media to flow and help form amazing colors and shapes. Let the media help to direct the painting. Bring a fresh new perspective to realistic painting. Learn how to use lights and darks to direct the eye and create a center of interest. Also learn the inherent quality of the paints as well as how to effectively mix them both on the palette and on the paper.
Emphasis also on creating a pleasing lively composition.
Students should purchase materials on their own. See Materials List here.
About the instructor:
Born in Lexington, Ma, with parents who were both involved in the arts, and founding members of the Lexington Arts and Crafts Society. After graduating from the University of New Hampshire with a BS in art education, Sue went on to teach art at literally every age level.
Always learning, her watercolor studies continued with George Shedd, Mel Stabin and Paul George. In addition to showing her watercolors in the Plummer Studio, here at the Society, she has shown at the Hancock Gallery, the Waltham hospital and most recently was selected for a one person show at the Acton Memorial Library. At these shows, Sue has won numerous awards for her watercolor landscapes.
Over the last ten years, Sue has put out many calendars featuring her watercolors over the seasons, as well as several sets of note cards, featuring the scenes around her home town of Acton.
Sue has practiced metal working, enameling, weaving and oil painting, but says, “ it has always been watercolor that has captured my imagination. Probably because of its fluid state and the fact that one cannot totally predict any outcome, but must continually make choices”. I strive to follow the flow of the paint, and to interpret, rather than to copy a subject”.
Although started very loosely, her work is realistic in nature and her favorite subjects are the ones found close to home.