Art Gallery to host Watercolor workshop

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Marne Law’s “Illusionary Egrets” is an example of her Illusionary Watercolor technique.

Marne Law’s “Illusionary Egrets” is an example of her Illusionary Watercolor technique.

Marne Law is offering her popular workshop on her Illusionary Painting style at the Art Gallery on Maxan Street in Port Isabel for a second time this year.

It is a three-day workshop held on Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday (February 10, 11, and 12) from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Sign up at the Art Gallery behind the lighthouse.

This class is open to everyone who wants to learn unique watercolor techniques. Students will learn how to make their subjects look as if you can see through them using clean, transparent washes. They will pick a familiar subject of their choice and paint it in a totally different and exciting way. This technique will make their ordinary paintings into extraordinary paintings and the students will gain a better understanding of good design done in a fun way.

This workshop is limited to 12 students. A list of further supplies needed is available at the gallery. Sign up at the Laguna Madre Art Gallery at 405 Maxan St., or call (956) 943-1407 to put your name on the list.

Marne is a watercolor and pastel artist who is originally from Minnesota, where she taught art for 23 years before becoming a school administrator. Initially a “Winter Texan,” she has been living with her husband, Bill, in the Rio Grande Valley full time since 2006. She is a member of the Laguna Madre Art League and one of the many local artists that has paintings, prints and cards in the Art Gallery Co-op on Maxan Street.

Marne will also exhibit and sell her paintings with other Art League members at Market Days, which will be held at the SPI Convention Center on Feb. 22, 23, and 24. The Art Show is located in rooms 1-4 at the end of the Convention lobby hall and to the left of the Ladies Room. The LMAL’s presence in Market days is sponsored by the El Paseo Arts Foundation.

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1 comment

    • kathleen logero on November 22, 2014 at 9:48 am
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    Are you having any watercolor classes in January 2015? I love your work. We are only there for January and seem to miss the timing of your classes every year.

    Kathy Logero

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