In this two-day watercolour workshop, artist Susan Paterson will be using still life as a subject. Students will be shown how to set up their own still life considering light, colour, rhythm and composition. Then the emphasis will be on accurately drawing their set-up, trying to work out any problems before starting to paint, and finally, learning various watercolour techniques to create a realistic sense of form and space.
Materials to be used in the course and provided by the participant include a shoe box and still-life objects that the participant finds interesting and/or important. With registration, a complete materials list will be shared by email.
Susan Paterson graduated with a BFA from Mount Allison University in 1980. She also attended Byam Shaw School of Art in London, England; NSCAD, Halifax; Academy of Realist Art, Toronto; School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; and Grand Central Atelier, New Hampshire. Her studies have been supported by an Elizabeth Greenshields grant, two Nova Scotia Arts Council grants, and an Academy of Realist Art scholarship. Susan has exhibited extensively across Canada, presenting more than thirty solo exhibits and many more group shows. Her work is in collections all over the world including Nova Scotia Art Bank, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Bell Canada, Husky Oil, Magna International, Oshawa Foods, Citibank, Bank of Detroit, Dofasco Ltd, Olympia and York Developments, and K.K. Sakai, Tokyo, Japan.