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Fine Art Department

Carolyn Lord

Carolyn Lord

Carolyn Lord

Carolyn Lord

Carolyn Lord

Carolyn Lord

Carolyn Lord

Instructor: Carolyn Lord
October 4–6, 2019 (Friday–Sunday, 9:30am–4:30pm)
All levels • (experience with drawing and painting helpful)

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The portability of watercolor makes it an ideal media for painting outside, on location. Students will spend the first morning in the studio followed by painting outside along Mendocino’s coastal cliffs. There will be demonstrations on drawing, composition, the importance of silhouettes, of color and atmospheric perspective, the reasoning behind the pigments on Carolyn’s watercolor palette, and her use of the brush.


CAROLYN LORD’s paintings typify the direct approach of the “California Watercolor Style” with bold colors and graphic design. During and after college she attended workshops with watercolorists including Millard Sheets and George Post. Lord’s work has been featured in American Artist, Watercolor Artist, Plein Air Magazine, and Southwest Art magazine. She has participated in plein air events in Carmel, Laguna Beach, San Luis Obispo, Sonoma and at the Mendocino Art Center’s Mendocino Open Paint Out. Lord is a Signature member of the California Art Club, National Watercolor Society, and California Watercolor Association. In Northern California her paintings are exhibited at Nancy Dodds Gallery, Carmel; Calabi Gallery, Santa Rosa; and the Mendocino Art Center gallery.

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Current MAC Members: $310
Non-members: $345 plus a $45 non-member registration fee

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