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Watercolor Weekends: Color Choices in Watercolor

Learn about the many different color choices available in watercolor and how to use them effectively to improve your painting.

Do you really know what you’re reaching for when you choose a color of paint to use? Watercolor is an inherently transparent medium, but there are differences between transparent, translucent, and opaque watercolor paints. The same colors can be drastically different from one manufacturer to the next. This workshop will explore the many different colors choices available to us and how to use them effectively. You will also learn how to mix colors from a limited palette. Choose the subject matter that best appeals to you. Understanding color and how it works will drastically improve your painting knowledge and experience. Students will bring their own materials but additional color samples will be on hand for all to try. A supply list is available.

This is the second of four classes in the Watercolor Weekends à La Carte series, an ongoing program of one-day workshops. Watercolor, more than other painting mediums, is very technique-based. It is also a transparent medium, which sets it apart from other types of paint. These workshops will focus on color, core techniques, and understanding the tricks and timing to get the most out of each application. Demonstrations and individual studies will inform your painting process. These workshops are for all levels and more experienced painters will be given activities that challenge them where they’re at. Choose the classes that best fit your needs and schedule.

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