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A Painting Demonstration and talk by Shauna Shane:
Courageous Watercolor

The mystery of watercolor is the subject of this delightful demonstration by artist Shauna Shane. While demonstrating a figurative painting directly from life, Shauna will discuss the myths of talent, genius, and the mysterious medium of watercolor

Shauna delights in sharing the thought process and layout while she completes a fresh, colorful and energetic watercolor painting before your eyes. At the same time, she will talk about how to load your brush, how to "float" color, and how to see negative shapes in a way that will bring the difficulty of bold, fresh, saturated watercolor into the realm of possibility for each of you.

So forget the notion that watercolor is supposedly difficult, and learns how to think of it in a new bold, confident and courageous way.


Shauna Shane

211 Nott Highway (Rt.74)
Ashford, CT 06278
860.429.3646 cell: 860.377.3303

Shauna has been painting professionally for 25 years. A former Resident Artist at Yellowstone National Park, her paintings can be found in numerous collections and in several countries around the world. In addition to workshops and master classes from artists such as Robert Bateman, Charles Reed, Clyde Aspevig and Raymond Everett Kinstler, her educational background includes Lyme Academy of Fine Art, University of Connecticut, Banff School of Fine Art in Alberta, Canada, and Montana State University in Bozeman, Montana.

Shauna has exhibited in international competitions around the country, including the Knickerbocker Exhibit, Oil Painters of America, the Salmagundi Exhibit in New York City and most recently, the CT Plein Air Painters Society. She recently won a major award at the CT Pastel Society Renaissance exhibit resulting in an article assignment for International Artist Magazine to be published early in 2006.

Shauna is an experienced teacher with 25 years of teaching students the pleasure of seeing and understanding the artistic concepts that open like windows when students are given a strong foundation. In addition, Shauna has given more than 50 demonstrations to Connecticut and Massachusetts art guilds and is represented in galleries in Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Florida.

Working in a variety of mediums including watercolor, oil, and pastel, Shauna's work is saturated with light and color, informed by many years of painting from life. Her paintings of the landscape, still life, animals and the figure reflect a solid academic training as well as the ability to communicate the energy and the unique atmosphere of a scene.

Shauna has come to that place in her career where the communication and expression found in a well-placed brush stroke is not only what she does, but also reflects who she is. Her goal, deceptively simple, is to share her appreciation and delight in the natural world described in the poetry of paint.