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Painting Nature's Textures

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August 21, 2023
August 22, 2023
10:00 - 4:00
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Workshop Overview

In this fun and exciting workshop, we will create exciting textured backgrounds for paintings of natural subjects. We will then turn these into harmonious, successfully finished paintings using the watermedia of your choice. Texture makes your painting feel more dynamic, creates a sense of depth, and helps viewers emotionally connect with your work. We will focus on creating textures that work well with natural subjects like rocks, trees and water. Texture is sometimes visual (on the surface) and sometimes dimensional (raised above the surface). We will work with both types in this workshop.

About the Instructor(s)

Pam is a water media artist who devotes her time to capturing the beauty of nature in the American West.  She has successfully taught many painting workshops and enjoys helping all students discover new methods while using (or developing) their own unique artistic style.  Her teaching style is supportive and encouraging.  Pam's art is inspired by nature and nature's textures.  She has been artist-in-residence at three national parks and continues to be inspired by her time there.  She has been in many regional and national art shows and has received awards for her work.  She is a signature member of Artists for Conservation and is represented by three Oregon galleries.

Jennifer is a mixed media artist known for her watercolors and sculptures.  She has a BFA in printmaking and photography and a Masters degree in the Art of Teaching from Southern Oregon University.  She has had an extensive career as a member of the art faculty at Rogue Community College, where she teaches watercolor, design, and sculpture.  She also teaches watercolor workshops throughout Southern Oregon.  She is known for her strong design skills and creatively textured watercolor paintings.  She is a supportive and popular teacher known for helping her students to discover their inner creativity and unique vision.

Materials List: Students Bring

• Three large (22 x 30) sheets of watercolor paper (any brand). 140# weight is fine, unless you really like to work on the heavier paper. Either hot or cold press is fine - Pam likes to work with hot press and Jennifer likes to work with cold press. You can also work on a gesso covered board (like Gessobord or Claybord or your own) if you prefer, but also bring one large piece of watercolor paper.

• Watermedia paints of your choice -- watercolor, acrylic, gouache and inks all work well. Bring colors you like to work with.

• Spray bottle and a bucket for water.

• A palette and brushes you like to use as well. A large mop brush or wash brush is nice if you have one.


• Texturing materials such as stamps, stencils, scratchers, natural sponges, textured fabric or paper, shells, etc. We will have a large assortment for you to use as well.

• 1-3 old paintings you don't mind reworking

apron and gloves

Materials List: Provided by Instructor(s)

• Texturing medium and applicators

• Texturing materials and nature imagery

• Containers for storing diluted acrylic paints

• A sheet of pre-textured hot press watercolor paper for each participant

• Tissue paper and waxed paper

• Masking fluid, droppers

• Spray fixative

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