Spring Watercolor Workshop – Lian Zhen Coming April, 2015 -Sign up now

This workshop will be held at the Paramount Visual Art Center studio from April 13-16, 2015- ( 4 days – 9 AM-4 PM) .  All levels of experience welcome.
Lian teaches basic techniques such as compositions and coloring, and his unit methods including “Color Pouring and Blending” and
“Paint Around”.  there are 4-6 short demos each day with student practices between.  In critique, Lian helps students by touching up their paintings.  By the end of the workshop students may be able to finish two paintings, or learn enough techniques to complete them later.
To register call Paramount at 320-257-5928 or see website: www.paramountarts.org - click on link to view.

See Lian’s work at www.lianspainting.com – click on link to view.


Linda Kemp Workshop

Linda Kemp Teaching at CMW

Linda Kemp teaching CMW members at the Paramount

Watercolor artist and teacher Linda Kemp delivered an intense 4-day workshop at the Paramount. So much information and so little time! Lucky CMW members spent 4 days with Linda Kemp learning her methods and secrets to her stunning paintings. Later we spent more time bonding as a group with Linda at Anton’s restaurant Friday evening. Fifteen CMW members and 4 other painters from Iowa and other Minnesota locations enjoyed Linda Kemp’s negative painting expertise emphasizing hue, value and intensity at the Paramount Visual Arts Center April 23 through April 26.

Her informative and friendly “painting out loud” compels her audience to eagerly attend every word and demonstration. Building from a delicately hued underpainting she builds her composition methodically applying her technique of forming shapes emphasizing negative spaces with layered color, coaxing aesthetically pleasing images. Those images inform her next steps.

Questions were welcomed resulting in additional insights and interesting anecdotes. Linda is direct and positive as she provides
feedback to her students.

To see images of her work and listings of her printed and digital publications, go to her web site www.lindakemp.com.


Member Meeting and News

Jeanne Larson demo

CMW members enjoyed a fun watercolor demonstration by artist Jeanne Larson at our monthly meeting on April 14th. She informed us with her painting methods and stories about galleries, her studio and career.  See photos of this demo below. Visit Jeanne’s website at: http://www.jeannelarson.com/

Linda Kemp workshop at the Paramount

The Paramount Visual Arts Center has informed us that there are now 2 openings for the Linda Kemp workshop next week!  If you would like to sign up, please call Derick at 320-257-5928 or email him.
This is an amazing opportunity to be taught by an internationally-known artist and teacher and network with your fellow painters.  See more on this workshop here.