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Watercolor III - Intermediate Expression

Watercolor III - Intermediate Expression
Watercolor III - Intermediate Expression
Watercolor III - Intermediate Expression
Watercolor III - Intermediate Expression
Watercolor III - Intermediate Expression

Watercolor III – Intermediate Expression - FALL 2020
General Public - $78 per series
Garden Members - $70.20 per series

Work on your own watercolor painting from start to finish with help from an expert every step of the way. Find inspiration in nature around you from photos you love or from a photo the instructor supplies. This series will take you on a creative journey to recreate and enhance an image of your choice. This class is suitable for anyone 16 and older with some previous watercolor painting experience who would like to move beyond the basics. Two-hour classes taught by Deanna Weinholtz. In order to maintain the safest environment possible, classes will be offered via Zoom Meeting, a free online audio-visual platform.

All adult classes and workshops are recorded and are available for one week after the class. Therefore, if you miss a class, you will have one week to catch up on the class at your convenience. Review our class information and procedures for more information. 

Snow Filled Blossoms – November 17, December 1, 8, 15


When spring comes early and winter doesn’t want to give up, snow filled blossoms give us a gorgeous subject to paint. In this series class we will be painting the branches of a nectarine tree with it stunning pink blossoms trying to survive through the snow that has landed on them. Please review the supply list to purchase before the start of class.

341 - November 17 - Students will receive their photo reference before the first class (or use one of their own that fulfills the class subject). Each student should have the subject drawn on watercolor paper before the first class. In the first class, apply masking fluid and start to paint an abstract background.

342 - December 1 - Branches and leaves are painted along with background blossoms. Focal point blossoms are started.

343 - December 8 - Focal point blossoms are completed and snow is added.

344 - December 15 - Final details are added to paintings. Remaining questions addressed.

Class Information and Procedures 

Meet your, award winning, instructor Deanna Weinholtz!
Deanna Weinholtz is a Watermedia Artist from Western New York who is best known for her luminous landscapes and seascapes in watercolor and acrylics. Her creations have been displayed in numerous exhibitions and galleries and have won national and regional awards. Many of her creations are featured in the homes of her collectors. 

Deanna's inspiration comes from travels throughout the United States, Canada and Italy. The Kawartha Lakes in Canada is one of her favorite subjects and is frequently featured in her paintings. Observing spectacular sunsets over the water and the Northern Lights occasionally dancing across the sky has inspired a number of her paintings. Deanna uses large brushes, rags and her fingers to create spontaneous, intuitive paintings that are a beautiful mix of representational abstract. 

A graduate of State University College at Buffalo with a degree in design, Deanna worked as a graphic designer for several years before leaving to raise a family. Her other artistic endeavors included designing and dressmaking of wedding gowns, until her passion for painting pulled her back to full time professional fine art. She shares her knowledge and love of painting through teaching and demos. Deanna is a Signature Member of Niagara Frontier Watercolor Society where she serves on the Board of Directors and is Co-Chair of the Exhibitions Committee, an Exhibiting Member of Buffalo Society of Artists where she serves on the Board of Directors and is Membership Chair, an Exhibiting Member of Pittsburgh Watercolor Society and an Associate Member of Philadelphia Watercolor Society.

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