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Lisa Bryant: Mulling Over Tales of Pigments
September 27 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
NOTE: $10 fee to be collected day of program to cover cost of supplies. Limited to 20 participants. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a space.
This winter, after some unpleasant discoveries about two of her favorite colors, Lisa took a deep dive into the secret lives of pigments and detoured into the process of making paint. She’ll demonstrate the art of making hand-mulled watercolors, and participants will make their own artist grade paints. While we are mulling, Lisa will share some of the fascinating stories behind certain pigments. This workshop will be a place to share what she’s learned and discuss key things to “mull over” when choosing colors for your palette. Plan on at least 1.5 hours and wear clothes that can get dirty. Gloves, masks, mulling tools, and all supplies will be provided. Each participant will take home a tin with several half pans of selected colors made during the workshop, plus handouts.
Although she’s been painting off and on for many years, Lisa still considers herself a beginner, or at least strives to have a beginner’s mind – curious, open to learning, seeking new ideas, and experiencing beauty in everyday experiences. She is a soil scientist by training, and has worked in natural resources and public land management for more than 30 years. She is an artist by passion, and loves creating and exploring. Originally a pen and ink artist, Lisa was drawn to watercolor for its unpredictability, forcing her out of tight controlled lines. There is a vibrancy and light unique to watercolor, and while it’s a highly technical medium the magic happens when you learn to let go. Lisa particularly loves plein air as a way of connecting with nature, immersing yourself in the moment, and experiencing landscapes in a completely different way.