OCAA & Weehawken presents: Vibrant Watercolor Landscapes with Claudette Barker
July 28-30, 9:30 am-4:00 pm
Weehawken is pleased to join Ouray County Arts Association to present this watercolor workshop on July 28-30 in Ouray, with visiting artist Claudette Barker. Painting the landscape opens up an endless variety of possibilities from mountain streams and aspen groves to quiet country roads.
In this 3-day workshop, you will explore a creative approach to well-. designed, colorful watercolors. We’ll discuss composition, value patterns and negative painting - in a positive way!. You’ll learn to adjust and interpret your photographs to bring life and energy to your landscapes with bold, clear colors that sing. There will be plenty of painting time, individual instruction and positive critique.
About Claudette Barker: "Capturing the beauty of nature is my goal. The continually changing landscape offers endless creative opportunities for light, color and design. My new series of paintings focus on exciting, saturated color. The colors are sunlit and vibrant and the objects and buildings are spontaneously painted to express a celebration of nature. I like the excitement of facing a blank canvas or watercolor surface. I usually start with soft, clear colors for an underpainting. I then build on that, adding stronger color and value until I am satisfied with the final piece. Originally painting in watercolor, I have added acrylic and oil mediums in more recent years; each medium offers its special challenges and rewards!" For the past 25 years, I have been teaching watercolor and acrylic classes and regional workshops. Teaching allows me the opportunity to share my knowledge and enthusiasm with my students. My work is represented in The Ranch in Taos, Taos, NM and Mountain Spirit Gallery on Whiskey Row, Prescott, AZ. " Registration is $285 per student.