WILTON – Mary Beth Morrison will conduct a weekend retreat for artists at Wilson Lake Inn in Wilton on March 12 – 14. The retreat will begin on Friday evening with a wine & cheese reception hosted by Morrison. Classes will be on Saturday and Sunday with unlimited studio time for students to apply their newly acquired skills.
Morrison has been painting in watercolors since 1991. She now includes pastels, oil and acrylics in her painting interests. She loves to paint the Maine land, sea, and sky, still life, and buildings and has shown her work locally, throughout Maine, and is included in private collections here and in far flung places as a result of selling work in art shows, juried events and donating to worthy causes. She serves on Upcountry Artists board and believes in art collaboration.
The six-hour workshop titled, Watercolor Magic: Informal and Instinctive Basics, will take place in three sessions over the weekend. Students may use their free time to hone their skills or simply relax.
“People like the freshness of watercolor paintings – but many think it is an unforgiving and difficult medium. With a little planning and some basic understanding, you can make friends with watercolor. This class will familiarize you with basic applications, the use of wash, lifting, and texture techniques in painting landscapes,” said Morrison.
“The idea of hosting the workshop at Wilson Lake Inn is to provide the participants with a real retreat atmosphere, where they could get away for the weekend and just focus on their painting,” said Susan Atwood, one of the owners of the Inn. “We will be providing a continental breakfast on Saturday and Sunday morning and are having lunch delivered on Saturday so the participants can make the most of their time with Mary Beth.”
This is the first of a series of art retreats to be offered at Wilson Lake Inn. Morrison will offer an acrylic painting workshop later in the spring. For more information regarding this workshop availability please call 645-3721.