Philadelphia Water Color Society

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Upcoming events

    • May 16, 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 1 Hoffmans Mill Rd, Chadds Ford, PA 19317
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    Join us for for a morning of painting at the Brandywine River Museum in Chadds Ford, PA. We'll meet at the pig sculpture along the river. There are a variety of subjects to paint, including the museum itself, the river, a variety of statues and the extensive gardens. Restrooms are located inside the museum. The museum cafe serves delicious lunch choices and it would be nice to meet around 1:00 for lunch in the cafe for shop talk.

    See Google Maps for directions.

    Plein air painting at the Brandywine River Museum (photo by Beth James)

    This plein air event is open to both members and non-members.

    • June 22, 2024
    • 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Online (via Zoom)
    • 65
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    Join Tim Saternow for an online discussion about how he creates his distinctive, award-winning watercolors.

    watercolor painting by Tim Saternow showing a narrow street in New York City

    Pell Street Signs, Chinatown by Tim Saternow

    Tim’s demo will be a preview of his two-day PWCS workshop in October and be more of an open dialog between Tim and anyone with questions or observations about his work. He will talk about how he paints large architectural landscape watercolors with a thick use of watercolor paint, playing with the tension between the illusions of depth, carefully drawn linear perspective, and an obvious play on the surface of the paper through watermarks, paint runs, blooms and spatters. Saternow is particularly sensitive to the emotive power of light, especially the distinct light of fall and winter creating deep shadows while playing across the faces of the old brick townhouses in New York and the weathered clapboard of Cape Cod.

    About Tim Saternow

    Tim Saternow is an American landscape painter, Signature member of the American Watercolor Society, Philadelphia Water Color Society, and the National Watercolor Society. He has exhibited widely in New York City, across the U.S., and in China and Italy. An Emmy nominated TV designer, his paintings are published in numerous books and magazines.

    timsaternow.com

    • October 15, 2024
    • October 16, 2024
    • 2 sessions
    • Penn State Great Valley, Conference Ctr Bldg 205, 30 E. Swedesford Road, Malvern, PA 19355
    • 22
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    Join Tim Saternow for this two-day workshop on creating strong watercolor paintings using bold value arrangements, powerful lights and darks, correct linear perspective, and attention to effective compositions in urban landscape paintings.


    BAR, Baxter Street, NYC by Tim Saternow

    This workshop will concentrate on the process of developing a watercolor painting beginning with small value sketches in pencil, the use of ‘grisaille’ (monochromatic under-painting) to build value contrast, layering of local color, and ‘deconstructing’ a painting with the use of thrown water, splatters, runs and blooms. My technique will have you turn around your ideas of approaching a painting. We will look at ‘light shapes’ and ‘shadow shapes’ and not simply objects. You will start with the darkest darks (while saving the white paper), and then begin to build a painting by observing the power of light and shadow – it’s all about value patterns.

    With demonstrations, close individual instruction, and encouraging critiques, Splash Dynamic will give students the skills to successfully turn a research photo into an exciting painting (not just a duplication of the photo) that becomes a very personal vision of the artist.

    Think drama!

    Materials list will be sent to registrants

    Times:

    • October 15: 9:30 AM until 4:00 PM, with a 30 to 60 minute on-site lunch break
    • October 16: 9:30AM until 4:00 PM, with a 30 to 60 minute on-site lunch break.

    Payment Policy:

    • Payment has to be completed to guarantee a seat in the workshop.

    Cancellation Policy:

    • Students are responsible for the full tuition amount after 60 days prior to the workshop. If there is a person on the waitlist, or if the committed artist can find a replacement after 60 days prior to the workshop, the original artist will receive a refund.

    About Tim Saternow

    Tim Saternow is an American landscape painter, Signature member of the American Watercolor Society, Philadelphia Water Color Society, and the National Watercolor Society. He has exhibited widely in New York City, across the U.S., and in China and Italy. An Emmy nominated TV designer, his paintings are published in numerous books and magazines.

    timsaternow.com

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