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Oct 14 2019 - Oct 15 2019


9:00 am - 4:00 pm



Negative Painting in Watercolor with Annie Glacken

Advanced Beginners
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In this class, we will paint “Fall Leaves and Acorns” in watercolor using negative painting techniques.

Negative painting is the process of painting the background space around a penciled in shape in order to create it.   For example, instead of painting a leaf shape, you paint the space around it with a darker value to define the leaf.  Therefore, you create the positive shapes by painting the areas around them. As the painting develops, more shapes are added.  Each layer will add a darker value thereby creating depth in the painting.

Annie teaches in a paint-along method by first demonstrating the step and then allowing students to complete the steps incrementally.

This class is suitable for advanced beginners.  Students must be familiar with using basic watercolor techniques such as creating basic washes, wet into wet washes, and glazing.

Workshop Teacher

  • Annie Glacken

    Annie has always loved creating some type of art.  As a child she would spend hours and hours lost in the joy of creating and drawing.  When she became a wife and mother, life shifted into high gear and the time available for art diminished.  However, once her children grew older, the desire to create once again bubbled up to the surface.

    After painting for a while in oils, Annie chose watercolor as her medium because of its transparency, luminosity, and spontaneous traits.  She loves the adventure of following where the painting leads.  Although watercolors can be quiet and gentle, Annie prefers to create a cheerful mood with vibrant and dramatic colors.  Because watercolor painting is such a joy, she often loses track of time when picking up a brush.

    Annie holds active memberships in the Watercolor Society of North Carolina, High Country Watermedia Society, Cabarrus Art Guild, and the Mooresville Art Guild.

    Through the years she has had the privilege of studying with Susan Crouch, Sterling Edwards, Leslie Fehling, Jan Groenemann, Joyce Hicks, Joe Miller, A.J. Schexnayder, Brenda Swenson, and Wes Waugh.

    For the last six years, her work has been exhibited in many North Carolina juried exhibitions, judged shows and galleries and won numerous awards.

    Currently you can find Annie’s art at these North Carolina venues:  The Billy Graham Library, The Billy Graham Training Center, and The Guild Gallery in Concord.

    In addition to exhibiting and selling her art, she enjoys teaching workshops in watercolor painting, sketchbook journaling, color mixing, watercolor batik, and book-binding.

    Annie’s desire is to produce art that would cause the viewer to reflect on the beautiful creation of the Master Artist–The Creator!

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