December 2005 Demo

The demonstrator for the December demo was Candy Witcher. She demonstrated "Painting a Winter Snow Scene in Watercolor".

The meeting was held in the Guild Hall at the First Congregational Church of Reading at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, December 14th .

We have some photographs of the event in case you could not make it there in person. You can click on any of the images on this page to view a larger version of it. Then, use the Back button on your browser to return to this page.


Candy started by laying down a sky and some trees that
that stand in the background of the painting.
The trees are basically simple triangles.
You can see the painting reflected in the mirror.


While the painting is still wet, Candy sprinkles salt on
the paint. This provides a texture to the painting.
The salt absorbs some of the paint and leaves lighter areas.


Candy then adds a tree in the foreground.
She keeps this tree open and airy so that it will look more
like foliage and not so opaque and heavy.

Prepare to spatter

Candy puts on a glove in preparation for spattering the painting.
Spattering can be messy.
For spattering, Candy uses gouache instead of Chinese white
because the gouache is more opaque and easier to use.


Candy uses an old toothbrush to spatter the qouache.
You may notice that she has abandoned the glove.
So much for neatness.


Here Candy is finishing up by adjusting some of the
values in the background trees.

Here is Candy's bio:

Candy Witcher

Candy Witcher graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Drawing. She also studied at the Museum School of Fine Arts and the Massachusetts College of Art as well as with exceptional artists such as Nita Leland, Mary Ellen Conway, and Suzanne Binnie.

Witcher draws and paints from life, when possible, and from her own photographs. Her subjects are inspired by nature, light and color. She teaches painting and drawing, demonstrates her watercolor techniques at various art shows in New Hampshire and Massachusetts, where she has won numerous awards.

Witcher holds memberships in the Nashua Artists' Association, the Manchester Artists' Association, and the Newburyport Art Association.

During her demonstration, witcher will discuss watercolor techniques, painting supplies and watercolor papers. She will demonstrate in four easy steps how to paint a lovely winter snow scene and show examples of each step in the process.

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