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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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July 2015 Featured Artist: Gwen Bragg
Gwen says, "The pieces you see here are new. I was fortunate to have a show at The Arts Club of Washington in May and all of the “ruins" and “rocks" were new for that exhibition. Yes, I’m still intrigued by the surprises and challenges of what I refer to as the "Lee Weiss" paper flipping technique. Recently in addition to leaves, blossoms, and twigs, I’ve added a few minnows, fish or in one case a water strider to the “Beneath the Surface” pieces. As for the ruins, I still find the mystery of these ancient places fascinating.
"As for florals and the tower — I continue to teach and these three paintings began as class demonstrations. Two are from an assignment to paint spring florals with wet into wet backgrounds, the other a limited palette exercise. The Orvieto tower is painted using a split complementary color scheme of quinacridone gold, a red violet and a blue violet. It is a busy life but one I enjoy."