This beginner or refresher class is for students with limited, or no experience with watercolor painting. No drawing skills are necessary. We will explore the unique properties of this magical medium through transparent washes and layering, mingled washes, brushwork, and how to incorporate shapes of untouched paper for brilliance. Discussion of materials, skills, color theory, and the history of watercolor painting are included as we begin with a foundation of monochromatic exercises, and then with two and three color exercises and simple compositions. Group critiques, individualized instruction, and demonstrations are included.
Suzanne Siegel divides her painting time among coastal places, Connecticut, Maine, and the Outer Cape towns of Truro and Provincetown. Always in search of ideas for compositions that communicate vast space and luminous light, her distilled vision of the landscape includes relationships between built structures and nature. Suzanne Siegel is currently represented by Greene Art Gallery in Guilford, CT, Landing Gallery in Rockland, Maine, Isalos Fine Art in Stonington, Maine, and Charlestown Gallery in Charlestown, RI