South Pomfret, Vermont
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Experimental Ways with Watercolor

Discover experimental watercolor techniques that Margaret has developed over decades of painting.

Over the decades of painting with watercolor, Margaret has learned and developed a catalog of experimental techniques that combine unusual methods and materials. This class combines traditional techniques with experimental ones to achieve surprising textures and results. Some can suggest realistic elements like water, rocks, trees, and more. These techniques also work well with non-representational images. After organic, loose beginnings, you will practice interacting with the paintings as opposed to fully controlling them. The work will evolve into finished pieces as we incorporate some traditional techniques such as glazing, negative painting, and lost and found edges. Color choices and principals of design will be addressed throughout as we push and pull the images together in a meaningful way.

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