Philadelphia Water Color Society

Stephen Qulller Demo: Composition – Learning to See Abstractly

  • April 04, 2022
  • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Community Art Center, 414 Plush Mill Rd., Wallingford, PA 19086
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  • All paid attendees can register for Stephen Quiller's Demo for no additional fee. Please type in the registration code you received in the email. If you have not received the code and are registered for the workshop please contact Madeleine Kelly at

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Join us as Steven Quiller takes participants through many of the important aspects the painter should consider in developing the best arrangement of shapes on the picture plane with each painting that they do. This is not a formula since each painting needs its own unique arrangement of shapes to best express the artist’s concepts and ideas. 

painting western mountain forests by Stephen Quiller

Black Mountain Blacklight by Stephen Quiller

Aspects such as inspiration format, positive/negative space, geometric motif, rhythm/beat, pattern repetition and transition plus many more subjects will be shown using master paintings. Examples from the Western Federation of Watercolor Societies Exhibition – 2020 will be used that represent 10 watercolor societies in the West. Texas, Arizona, New Mexico, California, Nevada, Colorado, and Oregon are represented. The selected pieces are the award winners from this show. Mr. Quiller will take the participants through each of the award-winning paintings and explain why he selected each one. His descriptions will show how many of the composition aspects discussed earlier are evident in these works. This session will help anyone wanting to fine tune their work.

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