South Pomfret, Vermont
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Simplified Watercolor Wash: Value Studies and Light

Discover the art of watercolor washes and how they can reveal “light” in our paintings.

Discover the art of watercolor washes and how, by creating three layered washes, we can reveal “light” in our paintings. We will work from photos or sketches, translating them into strong light-filled paintings. Focusing on the underpinnings of three values can simplify the painting, and textures and colors finish off the piece. Beginner to experienced painters welcome. A materials list will be provided.

Joan Hoffmann attended Colorado State University Fine Arts Department, Banff School of Fine Arts, and the University of Lyon in France. Over the years Joan’s career has consistently united artwork and environmental advocacy. She has painted, taught, and presented work at numerous national parks. Joan has been artist in residence at Yosemite National Park (2005), Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park (2016), and Zion National Park (2019). For more information about Joan, visit