Alicia Farris Workshop Offered at the Green Door Gallery in March 2020

PAINTING “LIFE” in WATERCOLOR!

Painting figures in the landscape and city scape

Workshop with Alicia Farris NWS

Green Door Art Gallery, 21 N. Gore, Webster Groves, 63119

Dates: March 26, 27, & 28, 2020

Times: 9-3pm

Cost: $240

Contact Alicia Farris to register:
e-mail – afarrisart@att.net

Supply list will be provided upon registration.

Class size is limited.

In this 3-day workshop we’ll practice impressionistic style in watercolor as we paint people and figures in our landscapes and city scenes! Paint from provided photos or your own, as you add impressionistic LIGHT and LIFE to your work. Plenty of demonstrations, group and one-on-one discussion will enhance the learning process.

Alicia’s website: www.afarris.com

Watercolor Showcase at The Old Orchard Gallery, Sept. 9 – 29, 2019

Eleven watercolor artists, members of the St. Louis Watercolor Society’s Self Help Painters group, are exhibiting their versatility with watercolor painting. The Opening Reception was Saturday, September 7th. Approximately 100+ people joined in on chatting with artists, eating the delicious appetizers, drinking wine, punch, and enjoying the evening. The exhibition continues through September 29th so please drop by.

Here are some photos of the opening the group shared with us.

And here are the eleven artist exhibiting, from left to right: Julie Bantle Nancy Avdoian, Lee Walter, Fran Kempin, Pat Long, David Anderson, Gerry Klein, Doris Schwartz, Kathleen Luepke, Karen Papin and Kathy Dowd.

Click here for more information on The Old Orchard Gallery.

Workshop Offered by Alicia Farris at Missouri Artists on Main

Painting “Life” in Watercolor! with Alicia Farris

Morning Street Scape by Alicia Farris

In this 3-day workshop we’ll practice impressionistic style in watercolor as we paint people and figures in our landscapes and city scenes! Paint from provided photos or your own, as you add impressionistic LIGHT and LIFE to your work.  Plenty of demonstrations, group and one-on-one discussion will enhance the learning process. 

Alicia’s website:http://afarris.com

When: Oct. 31st, Nov. 1st, and 2nd, 2019

Where: Missouri Artists on Main, 321 South Main Street, Saint Charles, Missouri 63301

Times: 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Cost: $240

Class size is limited

Click here to sign up through the MAOM website.

Linda Wilmes Workshops

I am happy to announce I am offering three new classes at Framations Gallery, 218 N. Main St., St. Charles, MO.  Go to Framations.com, to register and print a supply list.  636 724 8313.

Creating Dynamic Watercolors
Instructor: Linda Wilmes

Thursday, Sept 19: 6:00 – 8:30 pm
$60 Workshop Fee
Basic knowledge of watercolor suggested
See Supply List
Min 3 students, Max 5
Adults and Youths High School and older

Creating dynamic watercolors, by increasing the contrast, achieved by saving the white paper, then contrasting with darker  values.  A sketch outlines the area of paper to reserve.  Using a variety of textures can add interest; a soft muted  background behind a  detailed subject creates the illusion of depth in the painting.  Applications of paint while controlling the amount of water, will all be demonstrated and thoroughly explained throughout the class.

The Power of Using Complementary Colors
Instructor: Linda Wilmes

Thursday, October 17: 6:00 – 8:30 pm
$60 Workshop Fee
Basic knowledge of watercolor suggested
See Supply List
Min 3 students, Max 5
Adults and Youths High School and older

The power of using complimentary colors, in watercolor painting. When placed side by side the colors each  will appear brighter and more noticeable, but neutralizing them in varying amounts will create beautiful neutrals, which also bring out the brilliance of the pure colors, while adding contrast.  Using a limited palette of transparent colors presents wonderful  glazing colors, to add luminosity to the watercolor painting.  All applications will be demonstrated and thoroughly explained.

Color Selections with Watercolors

Instructor: Linda Wilmes Thursday, November 14: 6:00 – 8:30 pm
$60 Workshop Fee
Basic knowledge of watercolor suggested
See Supply List
Min 3 students, Max 5

Adults and Youths High School and older Color Selection with watercolors.  This class will explain what colors to choose to best serve the need of the subject, while conveying a mood in the painting.  Learn the selection process and learn what will work best and why.  Learn to  mix very dark colors,  not with black paint, which can muddy and cloud the watercolors, but with transparent colors, which add beauty to the finished painting.  Color temperature, and it’s effects will be thoroughly explained.  All applications will be demonstrated.

Also, I am offering an open studio class at Wilmes Fine Art Studio, Wentzville, Mo On Thursdays 9:30- noon.  Students work in any medium using  their choice of subject matter.  This is an ongoing class, $25.00 per class. 636 679 1208 or lindaswilmes@gmail.com.  Enjoy painting as you learn.

Happy Painting.