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Artist Spotlight featuring Anders Zorn
5:00 PM17:00

Artist Spotlight featuring Anders Zorn

The Artist Spotlight is back this November with Anders Zorn! He was a Swedish artist who obtained international success as a painter, sculptor, and etcher. One of the things he became well known for is his limited color palette that, even though containing only the colors of black, white, red, and yellow ochre, he was able to mix a variety of subtle, life like hues and values. Doors open at 5:00, slideshow and discussion on Zornʻs life and work begins at 5:15. Wine and pups provided; please bring anything else youʻd like to share. Price is $20 per person.

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Watercolor Portraits with Nancy DeLucrezia
12:00 PM12:00

Watercolor Portraits with Nancy DeLucrezia

August 3 w 12-4 pm

$95 (includes $20 nonrefundable Registration Fee)

Please bring any watercolor paints, brushes and supplies that you have, and an 8.5 x 11 copy of your favorite portrait photo on plain printer paper. Watercolor paper will be provided for everyone as well as some paints and supplies for beginners.

When we paint a person we are both revealing to them how we perceive their essence, as well revealing to them a part of our own inner selves. Creating a portrait is often nothing short of an intimate mirroring event.

In this workshop you will:

  • develop your ability to “see” and translate to paper the essence of your subject;

  • learn how to work from photographs and tranfer your images to watercolor paper;

  • find out how to choose and mix vibrant colors based on pigment characteristics;

  • explore various techniques including washes, dry brush and wet on wet; and

  • learn how to push and pull your shadows and highlights to create dramatic effects.

Nancy DeLucrezia created and produced her first art show at the age of twelve. She minored in art in high school and majored in art at the State University of New York, selecting printmaking and photography as her media.

In the late 1980’s she moved to California and  joined the Santa Barbara Watercolor Society and studied privately with founder, Rose Margaret Braiden. She also studied with award winning watercolor artist, Judy Koenig.

Ms. DeLucrezia was a charter member of Working Artists Ventura (WAV), a residential community of artists and writers where she lived for 6 years. She also served as Art Programs Director for Turning Point Foundation teaching watercolor classes  for psychiatrically challenged clients and currating community exhibits of their work.

Since moving to Hawaii in 2016, she has worked in acryllic with Peggy Stanton and oils with Rose Adare in addition to watercolor painting which she also teaches at the Volcano Art Center. She is currently a member of the Board of Directors of both Kīpaipai and the Hawaii Island Art Alliance (HIAA).

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