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Meh to Marvellous!
Meh to Marvellous!

Wed, May 08

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Leduc Arts Foundry

Meh to Marvellous!

with Karen Bishop $125 members / $130 non-members

Time & Location

May 08, 2024, 6:30 p.m. – Jun 05, 2024, 9:00 p.m.

Leduc Arts Foundry, Leduc Recreation Centre, 4330 Black Gold Dr, Leduc, AB T9E 3C3, Canada

About the event

This workshop takes place over 5 consecutive Wednesdays per session

Wednesday May 8, 15, 22, 29, June 5, 2024

6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Cost:  

  • Member $125.00
  • Non-Member $130.00

Often  we have a wonderful vision for a painting in our heads but when we try  to translate that onto paper it just doesn’t quite come off and we are  left feeling kind of “meh". In this session I will help you transform  your vision into something marvellous!

You  are invited to bring your ideas, sketches, and almost finished  paintings to class and I will offer individual attention and suggestions  on how to make your painting great again!

At  the beginning of each class we spend a little time exploring the  “rules” of composition, value, colour, line, story-telling and then we  will take that knowledge to a painting. You are invited to bring your  own subject matter and/or unfinished work to the classes I will also  provide some images for inspiration.  We will work with watercolour on  either yupo or cotton rag paper - whichever you feel more comfortable  with or wish to explore further.

This is a watercolour class suitable for any level of painter.

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Artist Statement:

My work is not intended to be a faithful reproduction of the landscape  before me. Instead I paint by feel. The paintings that evoke the most  emotion are those completed on location where I am able to allow my  surroundings and the weather to dictate how I proceed. I try not to  worry about the ending, rather I let the painting unfold and track its  own course across my paper. For me painting allows that perfect quiet,  where I am peaceful and at peace with myself, and my surroundings. It's  an escape from the everyday, a chance to experience the earth more  fully, a chance to breathe and know that all is well. To put it simply, I  paint because it makes me happy. My hope is that the viewer can find a  similar joy and peace in my work.

You can learn more about Karen on her website: https://www.karenbishop.ca/about-karen-bishop-artist

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