One of Lynn Zimmerman’s watercolors.
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One of Lynn Zimmerman’s watercolors.

Lynn Zimmerman leads ‘negative painting’ class in Bellows Falls

BELLOWS FALLS — The Saxtons River Art Guild (SRAG) announces a one day workshop given by Lynn Zimmerman on Saturday, April 15, at the United Church of Bellows Falls, 8 School Street, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The workshop theme is “Negative Painting in Watercolor.” This all-new workshop will feature ways of working to build paintings that preserve the beautiful luminosity of watercolor. Participants will experiment with some wet-on-wet techniques in ways that build intense color and bright lights, using paints fresh from the tube to ensure rich color when working with lots of water.

“Negative painting is not always an intuitive way to paint, so we need to practice,” organizers wrote in a news release. “We will use methods to paint around the light areas of our paintings and allow them to glow. At least some experience with watercolor will be helpful. A list of suggested supplies will be sent upon registration.”

Zimmerman says she is excited by color and the beauty of natural things, and she combines those in her work in watercolor, oil, acrylic, gouache, colored pencil, and ink painting. “Her works show her love of detail as well as a grasp of the bigger sweep of life and light,” say organizers.

She studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art and the Rhode Island School of Design and has worked as a graphic designer and illustrator for more than 30 years. She offers instruction in watercolor, oil, and gouache painting, as well as drawing, book arts, and collage. Her emphasis is on gently supporting each student along their creative journey.

The workshop fee is $70 for SRAG members and $90 for non-members. There will be coffee and tea available. Participarts are asked to please bring a lunch.

For more information, email Zimmerman at [email protected]. To register for the workshop, email Carolyn Berglund at [email protected]. Masks and COVID-19 vaccinations are required to attend the SRAG workshops.

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