Jack Harding will demonstrate the use of “distressed” rice paper for watercolor painting. In this technique, he folds dry Masa rice paper into a ball several times, which introduces many minute creases in the paper. The rice paper is then moistened thoroughly and glued onto watercolor paper. The entire paper “sandwich” is archival. This technique introduces “instant texture” wherever one puts paint to paper. It also results in a particularly soft surface on the paper, which lends itself very well to painting various subjects, including landscapes and florals. For this demonstration, he will emphasize his paintings of the Ancestral Pueblo cliff dwellings in Mesa Verde National Park in Colorado. For these paintings, he will use the limited Velazquez pallet of colors (yellow, orange and grey plus the browns derived from them), which is particularly well adapted to paintings of Southwestern landscapes, but can also be used for many other types of paintings. This is a particularly warm, harmonious pallet, which can produce very pleasing results.
Alice Kale is an artist and teacher who lives and works in the Del Ray section of Alexandria, Virginia, where she is well-known for her images of life in the neighborhood. Her work has been featured in the Washington Post, and two national magazines, Watercolor Magic and Artist's Sketchbook. She exhibits extensively in the mid-Atlantic region and has won numerous awards. She is a signature member of the Virginia and Baltimore Watercolor Societies, and Potomac Valley Watercolorists.
Alice works in oil, watercolor, and ink. She is also a popular teacher. In addition to teaching locally, she teaches on Celebrity Cruise Lines, and in 2015 she will be teaching at La Romita School of Art in Umbria, Italy. Arrangements can be made for portraits, house portraits, and pet portraits and other commissions.
In addition to many private clients, corporate clients include Wachovia Securities, the American Diabetes Association, Jack Taylor Toyota, The Alexandria Commission on the Arts, Christopher Place Resort, McEnearny Real Estate, and the Potomac West Business Association.
November 7, 2014
(at Luda delRose's house)
January 9, 2015
February 6, 2015
March 6, 2015
April 10, 2015
May 1, 2015