“This class exceeded my expectations! I had never taken a watercolour class before, as this medium seems intimidating to me – Barb was amazing! The class environment was inclusive and warm, with lots of instruction and opportunity to practice watercolour techniques. I would recommend this class to anyone wanting to try watercolour! I will be back for more sessions.”
For this late spring course we will be travelling virtually through watercolour. Starting in the lavender fields of Provence, we will then visit Old Town in Marseille and lastly – Paris! As always, there will be a contour drawing to calm and center you at the beginning of each session; tied in to the country you are “visiting”. Disclaimer: Please note, this is is not the image we will be painting. We are “going” to Provence, Marseille, and Paris and will paint from images Barb will provide.
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Barbara Hotson (Honours BA, MA) lives and paints at Applegate Farm near Walters Falls. She has been painting exclusively in Watercolour for twenty years. Endlessly intrigued and challenged by the interaction of water and pigment on paper or watercolour canvas she has resisted the sirens’ call to experiment in other mediums.
She early on gravitated to painting in series and developed a sub- text for each. Her Country Roads Series depicts the landscapes of Southwestern Ontario; the culture and heritage they represent. The Beaches Series celebrates her love the water and the magic of sand and sun.; how the image of a beach brings out the child in all of us. The Gates Series is about the Transitions in our lives; how we don’t get to see what is on the other side until we pass through the gate.
Barb participates in the Autumn Leaves Studio Tour, The Escarpment Tour and teaches at Artbarn School in Toronto. Her work has been described as “magical and luminous” and her students describe her teaching as “opening our eyes to possibilities”. She enjoys doing commissions and working with a client to create something unique and special.
You can visit her Etsy shop here.