Major Workshop March 2023: Brenda Swenson

November 30, 2022 9:58 PM | Nancy Moody (Administrator)

WAS-H presents Brenda Swenson

Juror and Judge International Watermedia Exhibition (IWE)

Major Workshop Instructor

 The Workshop: Negative Painting with Watercolor
Discover the exciting results of negative painting with watercolor! Negative painting is the technique of painting around a subject (the negative space) to define it in the composition. Build your confidence in handling glazes, wet into wet, under-paintings and painting into wet passages. Strengthen your understanding of pigments and how they directly relate to the complexed medium of watercolor. During the workshop you’ll learn how to create interesting shapes and depth of color with transparent glazes. Strengthen a painting with overlapping, interlocking shapes and linkage. 

The Workshop is March 6 - 9, 2023 from 9am - 4pm daily. 

Registration opens December 5.

About Brenda Swenson
Brenda Swenson is the artist author of two books, Keeping a Watercolor Sketchbook (Finalist, Award of Excellence) and Steps to Success in Watercolor. She’s a Signature Artist in WW, NWWS, SDWS and CWA. Her artwork has been featured in several volumes of Splash: Best of Watercolor, An Illustrated Journey, Creative Freedom, Complete Guide to Watercolor, Watercolor Artist, Watercolor Magazine, Watercolor Highlights, Plein Air Magazine and numerous other publications.

An active participant in the arts community, she is 1st Vice-President of the California Art Club and has served on the board of directors for the National Watercolor Society and Watercolor West. She participates as an arts juror and demonstrator and offers workshops both nationally and abroad.

"Being a painter is more than mastery of techniques. It’s the desire to express how I feel about my world and my response to it. To put simply…to communicate. My tools are that of a painter: brush, paint, paper and ink.  I sketch and paint outdoors constantly. Working en plein air has taught me to be observant to the effects of light and atmosphere. I take this knowledge with me into the studio. Being an artist is an endless journey…always struggling to achieve one's best work. The struggle keeps my work honest and direct."

Learn more about Brenda in this short video HERE.

Registration opens December 5, 2022

Early Bird for members (December 5 - 31): $495

Members (January 1 - March 1): $550

Nonmembers: $600

Workshop is limited to 20 seats.  Click HERE to Register starting December 5, 2022.

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