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october, 2019

04oct(oct 4)6:30 pm06(oct 6)3:00 pmWatercolors in the Wild: Autumn Flora


Event Details

Painting in wild places is powerfully transforming, yet working outdoors can be overwhelming. A series
of guided studies designed to get us working with ease will focus on autumn flora, with a particular
emphasis on fall’s color palette. During gentle forays outdoors and inside the studio, we’ll carefully
observe local plant life, collect ideas, and experiment with drawing and painting techniques using
watercolor, gouache, and ink. Projects and demonstrations will include field‐friendly approaches for
mixing accurate autumn colors; capturing gesture, form, detail, light and shadow; and painting in layers
with both care and wild abandon to conjure up a sense of the complexity found in wild habitats. You’ll
leave with a collection of examples of ways to work with speed and freedom in the field as well as
strategies to get enough down on paper to enable completion later on. All levels are invited.

California‐based visual artist Andie Thrams uses watercolors onsite in wildland forests to create
paintings and artist’s books that explore mystery, reverence, and delight, while also grappling with the
vanishing habitats of our era. Merging the lineages of illuminated manuscripts and natural history field
journals with a contemporary art and science awareness, her paintings weave intricate botanical detail
into rich layers of shape, color, and hand‐lettered text to evoke the complex interconnections within
ecosystems of the Greater West.

$192 per person / $177 for Mono Lake Committee members
enrollment limited to 12 participants

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4 (Friday) 6:30 pm - 6 (Sunday) 3:00 pm

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