Instructor: Marianne Kinzer
July 9 - 13
Monday - Friday
1 - 4pm
5 Sessions

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This class will present the basics of landscape painting using watercolor. Working from life and in the studio, you will paint outdoors in the spectacular landscape of Truro and indoors from sketches and photos. Careful preparation for plein-air painting sessions leads to success. In this class you will learn about compositional elements of landscape painting: pictorial depth, the horizon line, distribution of light and dark, as well the effects of color on the perception of space. Learn how to prepare well, paint quickly on location, and later analyze and create a thoughtful painting in the studio. In daily critique sessions at the end of each class, you will learn ways to change or enhance your watercolor paintings. 

Marianne A. Kinzer, a 25-year summer resident of Truro, is an artist and watercolor painter. She studied at the University of Berlin and the Art Institute of Chicago.  Active in her pursuit of technical and conceptual self-improvement throughout a 30-year career, she has for the last seven years focused on watercolor painting.  She has studied with renowned artists, taught classes and won awards in Oak Park, Illinois, and recently led a watercolor retreat at Castle Hill.  Kinzer has shown and sold her work in several countries: Germany, where she was born and educated; Turkey, where she lived for 4 years; and in the US. She now lives and works in Truro and in Boston, where she maintains a large studio in Boston’s South End gallery district.