This watercolor workshop will be part plein air and part studio. If you struggle with getting dark values and rich color in your plein air watercolor paintings, then this workshop is for you. Using staining washes and committed color, the student can key their subsequent washes to obtain great results. This technique is unusual in that the student learns the unique nature of each color and how a good value structure helps avoid muddy color. Learn how to convey the immediate sense of the light which makes on location work so special. Molly is very hands on and values input from students, creating a mentorship approach within the class.
Molly Davis is a watercolor and oil artist in Boulder, Colorado, who has been painting most of her life. She holds classes in plein air, watercolor and oil painting, both privately at her home studio and at workshops around the world as well as at the Denver Art Students League, where she has been on the faculty since 1998, and at the Scottsdale (Ariz.) Art School. She recently published a comprehensive volume, "Weekend Watercolor Workshops," demystifying watercolor as a medium by breaking it down into tangible physical rules. Her works have won awards across the U.S.
East Carolina University, N.C., B.F.A.
Rocky Mountain Plein Aire Painters, Assoc.
Member, Rocky Mountain Water media Association
Member, Colorado Watercolor Society
Member, National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C.
Awards and Honors in Selected Shows
2004 Selected Top 200 Artists, National Park Academy of the Arts, Jackson Hole, Wyoming
2003 Award of Merit, Rocky Mountain Plein Aire Painters, Assoc..
2001 Best of Watercolor, Bronze Award, Lexington Mass
1996 Merit Award, 1995 Bronze Award Pikes Peak Watercolor Society, Colorado Spring, CO
1995 1st, 3rd Place in Watercolor, Images of Spring Show, Longmont Firehouse Museum, Longmont, CO
1995 Hiwan Gallery Award for Landscape, 1993 Claggett Rey Gallery Award, Rocky Mountain Water media Show,
Foothills Art Center, Golden, CO
1994 Texas Watercolor Society's 45 Annual Exhibition, Traveling show
1994 Georgia Watercolor Society's 15th National Exhibition, chosen for traveling show.
This is a Studio and Plein Air Workshop.
Beginner to Intermediate Levels.
Sunday, August 30
Check-In to your unit at Dillman’s (check-in time is 3:00)
5:00 Welcome Reception (included in package)
6:00 Dinner at Dillman's (included in Room and Meal Package. $25 additional for day students.)
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday - August 31-Sept 4
Breakfast On Own
9:00 a.m. - Noon Class in Session
Lunch On Own
Meals are on your own. All accommodations have cooking facilities. You may preorder box lunches and dinners for meals to be taken alone or with your group in: your studio, the lodge deck, cafe, or your accommodation. (Pre-ordering for lunches and dinners is required.)
Friday 5:00 p.m. Dine-Around Dinner (Depart from Lodge Lobby)
Dine-Around Dinners: Registration required at the front desk, meet at 5:00pm in the main lobby for carpooling.
Day students are welcome to attend the Welcome Reception and Farewell Reception (included in your package). You are also invited to join the class dinners (additional fee). PAL’s (Participants at large) can vacation at Dillman’s for $45 per night for accommodations. Costs for box lunches and dinners are additional.