Autumn: The Natural World in Watercolor
The changing light. The changing greens. September in Vermont is a visual feast of artistic inspiration. The landscapes are lush and vibrant, and nature shows off with her bountiful woodland specimens. This class focuses on early fall from a distance and up close. Weather permitting, we will take advantage of plein air painting opportunities, observing the landscape while being a part of it. We will also do an array of nature studies in the studio, examining details of the natural world up close. An overview of watercolor techniques will be covered. Learning when to simplify and when to use detail will be an ongoing theme throughout the class.
Participants may bring their own materials (a supplies list is available), or purchase materials directly from the instructor. These classes include a half-hour “working lunch”; please bring a bag lunch.
Margaret Dwyer earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Siena Heights University and her Master of Fine Arts in Visual Arts from Vermont College of Fine Arts. Margaret works in several 2D and 3D mediums, with watercolor being her favorite. She is also a mural artist, having created dozens of murals both public and private throughout New England. Her work has been recognized in numerous juried national and international exhibitions and has been published in fine art books and magazines. Margaret is the 2019 Artist in Residence at the Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park. She currently teaches fine art through Kimpton Brook Art Studio in Wilmot, NH and ArtisTree. For more information about Margaret, visit her website. [margaretdwyerartist.com]