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Sally Treanor , Rise and Look Around You, 2012; watercolor on paper, 20 x 20 inches; Courtesy of the artist

Sally Treanor , Rise and Look Around You, 2012; watercolor on paper, 20 x 20 inches; Courtesy of the artist

Class / Workshop  |  On a Clear Day/Small Format Landscape with Sally Treanor

Saturday, May 11, 2013, 10 am–12:30 pm

Using small pieces of watercolor paper, color triads, and personal photos or sketches, participants will explore aerial perspective, pigment qualities, and the miracle of small paintings. Sally Treanor’s workshop will explore watercolor skill-building exercises that she first demonstrates and then follows with a full-class critique. The workshop is designed for intermediate to advanced watercolorists.

An Aquarellist, Sally Treanor employs traditional transparent watercolor techniques using no opaque white or black pigments. Works are done with great attention to color in a limited palette based on triads. Paintings are open-ended, developed directly from natural materials and artifacts, juxtaposing calligraphic strokes with sweeping washes and soft edges. She also includes Sumi-e elements in many of her paintings. Her landscapes and florals are strongly dependent on drawing and design. She believes that each painting communicates a personal encounter with her environment. Treanor has been teaching watercolor since 1976. She takes great joy in the progress of her students, thoroughly introducing materials, techniques, and vocabulary of watercolor and art in general. Her website can be viewed at www.watercolorful.com.

Cost: $32 for "not yet" members; $25 for Burchfield Penney members. Join online or call 716-878-3547 for membership information.

To register for this class, call Kathy Shiroki at 716-878-3549, email shirokkg@buffalostate.edu or download the registration form.