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Our members include many watercolor instructors and artists who exhibit at prominent galleries, museums, and nationally acclaimed shows. Some serve as jurors; others give demonstrations and programs for art and community groups.
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June 2016 Featured Artist: Jane McElvany Coonce
For the first 30 years of my artistic life, I worked in oil and pastel. Seven years ago, I started working in watercolor. I call watercolor “the thinking man’s art.” You really have to know how pigments react with each other. You also have to plan your whites, and try to retain them. It really takes a lot of thought before you even put the brush to paper!
I’ve been teaching pastel and oil painting for Arlington County Adult Education for 36 years, and I also have been teaching watercolor on cruise ships.
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