Zoom Watercolor - Sand and Sea
PRESENTED BY SUE DION
Classes: Wednesdays, 1/6-1/27
Location: In the comfort of your home via Zoom
How to use zoom tutorial will be provided… easy to use! Give it a try!
Cost: $75 members/$85 non-members (Recording of class included.)
Explore a variety of watercolor techniques as we work through several dunes and grasses compositions together.
Your enrollment includes:
All of the classes are appropriate for painters with any watercolor experience. Relatively new painters will find detailed instruction and demonstration and more experienced painters will increase their skills. Those who are working with watercolor for the first time will have more success if they completed the recorded Watercolor Techniques class beforehand.
Materials List (easily found at Micheals or Woodruffs):
● Arches Cold Press watercolor paper 8" X 8” or larger
● Watercolor brushes: At least 2 Rounds: a 4 or 6 and a 10 or 12, #1 Script Liner and ¾” or 1” flat at the minimum. Feel free to use other brushes you may own as well.
● Palette Knife - small, narrow with rounded edges
● Masking Fluid
● Blow Dryer
● Pigments: Use what you have. A good selection would include: Permanent Rose, Alizarin Crimson, Burnt Sienna, Cerulean Blue, Prussian Blue, Quin. Gold, Cadmium Yellow Light, Sap Green, Ultramarine Blue. Alternatively, a warm and cool of each of the three primaries; red, yellow and blue*
● A sheet of graphite paper, pencil, eraser, masking fluid, Holbein Spray Bottle , spritzer bottle, Bounty or Viva paper towels (I also like Wegmen’s Brand.)
To achieve the best results, I recommend students purchase artist grade paint. Any brand is fine but avoid any pigment labeled “hue”. Also, be aware that Cotman is the student grade of Winsor and Newton.
Instructor: Sue Dion
Sue Dion is a painter working in Acrylic, Oil and Watercolor. She has studied at both RISD and The Art Institute of Pittsburgh and as a self-proclaimed life-long learner she continues to study with other artists who have inspired her. Dion’s paintings draw from two great American traditions, abstract expressionism and plein air.
But to those traditions, she brings both technical sophistication and a humility that invokes her thematic interests in human trafficking and servitude. Her singular approach to the “lost edges” in abstraction communicate her intense focus on the marginalized and awaken our awareness of what is on the edges and not apparent at first glance. The color scheme in her paintings is equally sophisticated: any immediate sense of sweetness in her pastels or more saturated colors gives way, on a second viewing, to unexpected depths and darkness. Through her use of color, texture and edge Sue invites her viewers to journey along unexpected pathways, ultimately arriving at their own, unique interpretations of her work.
Sue’s work has been featured in Worcester Magazine and is found in numerous public and private collections across the globe including the University Of Massachusetts Memorial Hospital, Milford Federal Savings Bank and the City of Austin, MN. Sue shares her passion for painting through teaching in her two privately maintained studios and also as a member of the teaching faculty at the Worcester Art Museum