Saturday, April 29 2017
from 10:30 AM to 4:00 PM
We are pleased to have nationally recognized artist Lois Wolford, a prize winning artist, teacher of workshops, demonstrator, juror and signature member of the National Watercolor Society.
Her paintings have been published in L’ Art De L’ Aquarelle Magazine and can be seen in the December issues of 2011 and 2016 and in Watercolor Artists December issue of 2016. She is a past Workshop Chairman, Board Member, Mid – Atlantic Exhibition Chairman and life member of the Baltimore Watercolor Society. She currently serves as Vice president for BWS.
Lois is a painter of watercolors and acrylics. She has works in both private and corporate collections in the US and abroad. Her paintings have received many awards and have been in National and International Exhibitions including the National Watercolor Society- California, the Georgia Watercolor Society, the Adirondack Watercolor Society, the Philadelphia Watercolor Society, the USA Watercolor Society-Missouri, the Mid- Atlantic Watercolor Exhibition and the North American Miniature Show- Maryland.
Lois is known for her use of color to create mood in her paintings. She paints figures, still life, landscapes, and interiors. Her figure paintings are of people involved in conversation and suggest a voyeuristic point of view. Lois’ still life, landscape and interior paintings aim at capturing a moment in time and tell a story.
What will be taught:
Loosen Up Your Paintings or Loosen Up Your Figure Scape Paintings
In this workshop we will explore the virtues of painting on a wet page with large brushes in order to loosen up the painting. The wet page keeps the painting from becoming too precious too early. In the beginning you will find this method helps achieve a variety of soft edges. The paint to water ratio changes as the painting progresses. As the paper begins to dry, edges can be sharpened, while still keeping your shapes simplified. When you paint, think shapes not objects.
Come to class with both a black and white and color photo reference. It can be a cityscape, landscape or still life. The drawing should be completed on your 140lb. watercolor paper. Simplify and draw the major shapes.
- gum eraser
- sketch paper
- spay bottle
- clean sponge
- Tissue and paper towels
- palette - colors you always use
- brushes - large flats and rounds- one small #4 or #6 round
- board (non-absorbent)
- half sheet or full sheet watercolor paper
- Clips for attaching paper to board
Please pack a lunch and beverage. Light refreshments will be available
Check out Lois’ work on line at www.loiswolford.com
Contact Lois at: email@example.com
Signature member of NWS 2009-present
Signature member of BWS 1984- present
Towson Art Collective 2012-present
Art Gallery in Fells Point 2003- 2016
Diddywopps and Keeffers Gallery 2006-2010
Grand Style Gallery 2002-2005
Juried the NJ Watercolor Exhibition 2014
2016 No Loitering - Gold Medal Award
2014 Cold Day in the Big Apple - Jack Richeson Award
2009 Overlook - Jack Richeson Award
2007 Rocket Riders - HK Holbein Award
2006 Beatin' the Baltimore Heat - Silver Medal
2002 Watching and Waiting - Strathmore Artist Award
1997 Gargoyle on Linden Street -Da Vinci paint company Award
1990 Back Cove - Mary Thatcher Award
From the Baltimore Beltway (I 695) take the exit onto I-70W and follow for 4.4 miles. Take exit 87B to merge onto US-29N towards MD99. Turn right at Rogers Ave. At the traffic light, take the exit to stay straight on Rogers Ave. Turn left at High Ridge Rd. and the Howard Co. Center for the Arts is on the left.
BWS Member Registration Opens:
Registration Deadline: April 22nd unless the program is full prior to this date.
Cancellation: 75% refund if notified no later than April 22nd 2017
Refunds for later cancellations are subject to availability of a substitute participant.