Learning an Ancient Art - Watercolor with Pat Howard

[caption id="attachment_813" align="aligncenter" width="480"]Pat Howard's watercolors have won numerous awards across the country. Pat Howard's watercolors have won numerous awards across the country.[/caption]

By Jill Soens

Watercolor art goes all the way back to the early cave paintings, so it is  an ancient art indeed!!   Take pigment suspended in water, your fingers and paint wherever you find space!

This weekend, our wonderful watercolorist Pat Howard will lead a 3-day workshop, helping students master the art of watercolor. Pat’s workshop will combine paper and brushes, but the basics will remain the same:  pigment suspended in water and learning to guide them together and around to create beauty with brushes.

In the picture above you can see examples of Pat’s different subjects:  people, flowers, fruit and places.  She brings each subject vividly alive with patience, practice and pleasure at bringing each subject a glow and individuality of it’s own.

[caption id="attachment_814" align="aligncenter" width="480"]Pat Howard will lead a 3-day workshop at Sorrel Sky Gallery. Pat Howard will lead a 3-day workshop at Sorrel Sky Gallery.[/caption]

Pat gave a demonstration of her technique at the gallery  and visitors and staff were equally fascinated.  Please note her palette with its variety of colors neatly laid out in preparation:  Pat knows how to control them and teach you how to do it too!

All levels of students are welcome to attend and Pat has planned some fun projects to do every day and at the end of each class an hour is spent discussing what was achieved each day.

[caption id="attachment_815" align="aligncenter" width="480"]"Sunflowers at the Market" by Pat Howard "Sunflowers at the Market" by Pat Howard[/caption]

Pat has won awards in international, national, state and local venues and Sorrel Sky is so pleased that she will be doing a workshop for us in our beautiful second floor room with perfect watercolor light provided by the large skylight.

Pat Howard's workshop will run January 25-27 at Sorrel Sky Gallery. Call 970-247-3555 for more information!


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