OWS one-day workshop with Diane Groulx, F.O.W.S. June 1st, 2019
This workshop is offered to watercolourists who wish to present their artwork without glassed frame. As well as to artists who have been using other mediums and just wish to use watercolour but feared size limits and/ or the dreaded glassed framing.
Diane demonstrates the manner of preparing watercolour paper in order to stretch it over a canvas and/or a prepared wooden frame. She will also demonstrate how you can re-point your corners if need be. A watercolour demonstration on paper will follow. The participants are welcome to prepare and paint their own artwork during the day-workshop, and are encouraged to bring their own subject material. Diane will show how to treat the artwork once it is painted and completely dried. If the artwork of the participants is not fully dried, they will be able to easily continue the process at home using the method and products Diane recommends. She will be available throughout the day, to offer advice and tricks to achieve a watercolour without glass.
Diane is thankful to Stephen Rothwell from Canada and to all artists who have been using and exploring this glass-free framing method for their watercolours. I should mention that quite a few artists from Europe and Asia have been using the non-traditional framing and have taken advantage of it particularly as a selling point.
Location: Loblaws College Square Cooking School, 2nd Floor
Date: June 1st,2019, 9:00-4:00pm
Fee: $20 payable by Paypal online, or by cheque to OWS, mailed to 4 Beaver Ridge, Ottawa, K2E 6C7
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Registration will be limited to 16 and on a first come first served basis.
For registration information contact Jane Barlow at : firstname.lastname@example.org
March 10th, Figure/Portrait Paint-in
1:30 – 4:00pm at The Haven, 435 Via Verona, (off Greenbank or Longfield)
Rachel MacDonald has enabled us to setup an opportunity to paint a beautiful Ghanaian woman in full African dress. This is free to all OWS members (donations welcome for the model) although space is somewhat limited and RSVP’s are requested. No instruction, but a chance to experiment with your own ideas, while working alongside other OWS artists. Several tables are available or you can bring your own easel. No critical judgments allowed, simply an occasion to play together!
The Ottawa Watercolour Society is a non-profit art association comprised of professionals, hobbyists and interested supporters of the watercolour medium.