Painting What’s Around Us: Watercolor in Quarantine - Zoom Workshop

May 24 - June 14, 2020

Instructor: Mary Murphy

This four-session class will help you create a watercolor still life based on items around you, translating simple things – e.g., fruits or vegetables, a favorite vase, an old shoe, gardening tools or blooms from your garden – into an effective composition. We’ll learn how to arrange and paint objects into an effective watercolor composition.

Critical painting topics, such as value, color, and composition, will be built into class demonstrations to help you create a vibrant watercolor.

The class will be organized into

  • Four sessions of 1.5 hours each that include Mary’s teaching and demonstrations, with time allowed for student questions
  • Homework assignments: exercises and paintings-in-progress that you can post on a private Facebook page for Mary’s feedback
  • Access to the instructor during the four weeks -- via the Facebook page or email -- for questions and help

Recommended for beginners or early intermediate watercolorists.

Basic requirements: Mary P. Murphy Beginner Watercolor Supplies (Wishlist on dickblick.com)
List of my personal favorites (not required): Mary P. Murphy Favorites (Wishlist on dickblick.com)

About Mary:

Mary P. Murphy has a studio in Barneveld, NY, the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains. She is a signature member of the Central New York Watercolor Society (CNYWS) and has been recognized in national shows, including View’s Adirondack National Exhibition of American Watercolors and the Cooperstown National Exhibition, and she has received regional honors such as Judge’s Choice Awards (CNYWS exhibitions) and Master Status at View’s Central Adirondack exhibitions.

View invited Murphy to a solo exhibition in the first quarter of 2018, and in November of the same year she was juried into the Conception Art exhibition in New York City. She has also been awarded a solo exhibition at the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts, to be held in 2021. In 2014, the Craftsy Corporation, now mybluprint.com owned by NBCUniversal, contracted with Murphy to videotape her first of three online video watercolor classes. Her online students now number over 10,000. From 2016 through 2019, she was selected as artist in residence at the Wiawaka retreat for women on Lake George, NY. 

From 2013 to 2016, Murphy served on the Board of Directors for View in Old Forge.

[NOTE: A link to the Zoom call will be emailed to you the day before each session. This will allow you to access the video workshop at the time scheduled.]

Registration Deadline: May 18, 2020

$140 / $120 Members (This includes all four of the one-hour sessions)

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