Once you’ve tried it, you’ll find the principles of expression changed forever, and for the better. You will learn ways of making every facet of your work come to life through a new freedom in painting.
Tube acrylics and canvas or gessoed heavy paper are the means. And it begins with a drawing, photo or reproduction of anything you choose, except people. You will not duplicate this. You will use it as a starting point. The ability to draw well does not enter into this process. Palettes should be limited to the materials list suggestions. With the limited time in the class, (10am - 4pm, Sep. 19 &20; and Oct. 3 & 4, 9am - 3pm) lecturing will be held to a minimum.
Fran Watson has been painting abstractly for about 30 years, with works in the University of Cincinnati Foundation, Linclay, Bell Telephone and many private collections around the city. Solo shows took place at Carnegie in Covington, Yvonne M. Rapp Gallery in Louisville and she has shown as a contract painter at Malton Gallery (when Don Malton owned it. Fran has been writing on the Cincinnati art scene for over 35 years (including a five year stint as Art Editor at City Beat) and she currently writes for Aeqai.com, published by Dan Brown. Shown above: "Grumbacher" Acrylic on canvas, 42" x 38"