Time to get out those watercolours that you got as gifts or the ones that you put away while you were busy with life/ kids/ work/ stuff and have some fun with them. We’ll spend some time with the basics: mixing paint, the colour wheel, simple techniques & then get right into painting a beautiful spring blossom scene. This is way more fun than working alone! Taking a zoom class means interacting with other artists, talking and laughing together as you create something unique. We’ll explore colour as it relates to mood and how to paint what we feel rather than just what we see.
Please note this is an online workshop. Zoom access code & password will be provided by email.
Here is a comment from a recent participant:
“Thankyou, Barbara, for all of your wonderful notes and inspiration from yesterdays workshop. Your enthusiasm is infectious and your devotion to and affection for teaching is palpable. Very much appreciated and enjoyed.” – N
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.