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Fritz Raiser, Grandpa Elliott, A Jazz, Street Icon in New Orleans, 2014, 21 x 28 inches, Watercolor on paper.Courtesy of the Artist.

Fritz Raiser, Grandpa Elliott, A Jazz, Street Icon in New Orleans, 2014, 21 x 28 inches, Watercolor on paper.Courtesy of the Artist.

Class / Workshop  |  What's that behind your painting?

Sunday, March 8, 2015, 1:30–3:30 pm

International Center for Watercolor

Fritz Raiser

$24 members/$34 not-yet members

Painting a background is a complex process of the overall watercolor.  Study and experiment with various backgrounds that will enhance a painting from light to dark rich colors.

Fritz Raiser is dedicated to transparent watercolor and has won over 70 awards for his paintings and multiple awards at the Adirondacks National Exhibition of Watercolors. Raiser has demonstrated his techniques at Niagara Frontier Watercolor Society, Hamburg Art Society, Williamsville Art Society, Lancaster Art Society, Alden Art Society, East Aurora Art Society, and the Kenmore Art Society.  His paintings are in private collections in the U.S., Canada and England.  Raiser focuses on using vibrant colors to infuse explosive energy into his images.  “My paintings are passionate yet whimsical, full of life, with different nuances even in the shadows.”

To register for this workshop call Kathy Gaye Shiroki at 716-878-3549 or email shirokkg@buffalostate.edu or download the registration form on the International Center for Watercolor website.

Families and youth 12 and older are encouraged to participate.