Watercolours with Linda Kemp April 27-30, 2019

Linda Kemp is a full-time artist and busy instructor throughout Canada, the USA, and the UK.  Linda is internationally recognized for her unique contemporary watercolours and innovative use of negative painting.  She is the author of two books, "Watercolour Painting Outside the Lines - A Positive Approach to Negative Painting" and "Simplifying Design and Color for Artists - Positive Results Using Negative Painting Tehcniques", (North Light pub.) and six instructional DVDs.




Linda says, “There is nothing like an intriguing puzzle to get the brain working and few things more satisfying than finding a solution to a perplexing problem.  So while some people take pleasure in working on the newspaper's daily crossword puzzle, I can't resist sorting through and arranging shapes and colours, in particular the interwoven forms and layers of patterns I find while investigating tangled woodlands, meandering streams, open fields, roadside ditches and marshes.  Appreciating my discoveries is easy; figuring out how to interpret my finds and then portraying that essence two dimensionally with paint on paper is the real challenge!  It is this desire to decipher, understand, and organize what I see that motivates me to paint.  In my attempt to interpret nature's patterns and understand how the pieces fit together, my strategy relies on two things, simplifying the complicated and taking an alternative negative, or subtractive, approach."

This workshop will be open for registration on September 14, 2018, and will be opened to members of the OWS and KAC on a first come, first served basis.  The fee for this four-day workshop will be $450 for early registrants.  After October 15 the registration fee will be $470.  We request that registrants pay $100 at the time of registering to reserve their place and post date the remainder to March 27, 2019 $350 for early registrants and $370 for regular registrants.  Cancellation can be made up until Feb 27, 2019 with a refund minus a $50 processing fee.  Cancellations after Feb 27, 2019 will forfeit their $100 registration and pastdated cheque will be returned.  Cancellations after March 27, 2019 will not be refunded.

Registration cheques should be made out to the Ottawa Watercolour Societ and mailed to: Kie Delgaty, 39A Bayside Lane, Arnprior, ON, K7S 3T4.  Contact Kie at kdelgaty@sympatico.ca.

On Jan 1, 2019 this workshop will be opened up to artists outside of the OWS and KAC, should spaces remain.  This workshop will be held at the Kanata Art Club studio at 630 Cameron Harvey Drive.