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Mar 05 2019 - Mar 21 2019


10:00 am - 1:00 pm



Watercolor and the Pouring Technique with JoAnn Pippin

Workshop is cancelled

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NOTE: This Workshop is held on TUESDAY and THURSDAY from 10 am – 1 pm, MARCH 5-21

Recently, many watercolorists have explored the technique of pouring layers of wet color, thus encouraging the pure colors to mix on the paper into gorgeous variations of hue.  Working from lightest value to darkest, the poured layer is then dried, lightest shapes are saved with frisket, and successive darker layers are poured, dried, and saved in the same fashion.  The resulting paintings are surprisingly complex in color variation, preserving an integrity that the traditional technique of brushing on colors in areas of a painting sometimes does not achieve.  Artists Jean Grastorf and Linda Baker have pioneered pouring, and many of their works have won awards.

JoAnn Pippin demonstrates this fun and surprisingly easy technique in 6 morning classes, allowing a break for proper drying time between each layered application.  Bring photos of simple sunrise/sunset scenes, layered mountains, or close-ups of repeated objects and see how using this technique enhances your subjects.  At the very least, this method of developing a painting will make you aware of how to use value well in your art.

Workshop Teacher

  • JoAnn Pippin

    JoAnn Pippin has been painting watercolors since 1992, and teaching in the High Country since 2011. She is a signature member of the Southern Watercolor Society and the Watercolor Society of NC. Her passion is to explore different watercolor techniques, using landscape, floral, and still life subjects. Her works have been exhibited in juried art shows in Tennessee, North Carolina, New England, and the southwest.  Primary studies were at the Art League School in Alexandria, VA.

    Visit JoAnn’s website for more information