In this beginner to intermediate watercolor class, you will focus on finding “big shapes” in either your reference photos or outdoors (if it’s a nice day) to create effective compositions. You will paint small sketches to help refine your ideas for your composition so you can create more formal painting at home. Please bring a few photo references with you, and be prepared to paint quickly and loosely. Leave your self-critic at the door!
Students will need to bring a packed lunch, all other materials will be provided!
Non Members: $115
About the Instructor: Mary Murphy is a signature member of the Central New York Watercolor Society (CNYWS) and has been recognized in national and regional shows with master status and awards; most recently she’s been juried into The Art Students League New York City exhibition, “At the Table,” (2021), The Art Students League comic book competition, This Quarantine Life Comics Anthology (2020), Adirondack National Exhibition of American Watercolors (ANEAW) and the Cooperstown National Art Show, and she received the Judge’s Choice Award at the 2019 CNYWS juried exhibition.
After a successful career in corporate communications as a speechwriter, she is now dedicated to art full time. She is a popular art demonstrator (watercolor floral painting at Munson-Williams-Proctor Art Institution Edward Root Sculpture Court in April 2018) and workshop leader (for View and CNYWS) and guest speaker (Cazenovia Watercolor Society, Utica Rotary, Rome’s Wednesday Morning Club), and has served on the Board of Directors for both View and the CNYWS.