Watercolor & Values- Creating a Mood with Peggy Morgan Stenmark

November 11, 9:00 am-4:00 pm

Value is arguably the most important element of a successful painting. Not only does a solid understanding of values help students to create stronger artwork, it also allows the artist to better set the mood of the painting.

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This one-day exploration focuses on how values can be used to create anything from tranquility to storminess (and everything in between), in your paintings. By doing a number of short exercises, students will have the opportunity to try out the different ways that values, from the lightest lights to the darkest darks, can convey a sense of serenity, calmness, gloominess, drama or power in their work. Registration is $85 and does not include materials.

Materials needed: Watercolor paints and palette A selection of brushes Watercolor paper – 11” x 15”, a pad of 12 sheets works well, like Arches 140lb Paper towels Pencil Water container

About Peggy Morgan Stenmark: Peggy Morgan Stenmark has painted for over 20 years, specializing in watercolors and acrylics. She is a signature member of the American Watercolor Society, the National Watercolor Society, the Rocky Mountain Watermedia Society, Western Federation of Watercolor Societies and the Colorado Watercolor Society.

Selected Exhibitions: American Watercolor Society Traveling Exhibition 2017 National Watercolor Society Traveling Exhibition 2013 National Watercolor Society 2000, 2005, 2012 American Watercolor Society 2008, 2009, 2013, 2014, 2017 Rocky Mountain National Exhibition 1990, 1993, 2002, 2003, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014 Colorado Watercolor Society Exhibition 2000-2013 Adirondack National Exhibition 2005 National Small Print Exhibition 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 Western Federation of Watercolor Societies 2006, 2007, 2011, 2012 Magazines: Watercolor – Winter 2003 Watercolor Magic – December 2007 Books: “Creative Freedom” – edited by Maggie Price - 2013, contributing artist

Selected Awards: Frederick Wong Award - American Watercolor Society 2017 Philadelphia Watercolor Society Award for Excellence – National Watercolor Society Exhibition 2012 Fourth Place –Watermedia – Colorado Watercolor Society State Show 2011, 2012 First Prize – Acrylics – Lone Tree Art Exhibition 2008 Finalist – The Artist’s Magazine Annual Competition 2007 – Landscape Category Bill Peregrin Memorial Award – Watercolor West 2007 Excellence Award – Colorado Watercolor Society State Show 2006 Best of Show – Lone Tree Art Exhibition 2003 First Place Award – Lone Tree Art Exhibition 2002

Teaching: On Staff at the Art Students League of Denver, 2006 – 2013 Gallery: C. Waters Gallery, Creede, Co Oh Be Joyful Gallery, Crested Butte, Co The Rijks Family Gallery, Crested Butte, Co

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