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Carl Purcell

Watercolor Basics and Composition

This class provides the beginning to intermediate watercolor student experience in basic washes and techniques. Included will be instruction on how to get the most from your brushes, how to use washes to paint foliage, skies, and those tricky foregrounds. Learn to see through your artist’s eyes and interpret the world in watercolor.

Carl Purcell


Carl is an art educator and Professor Emeritus at Snow College where he taught for 30+ years. He has taught watercolor and drawing workshops throughout the United States and in Great Britain. He is the author of the very successful book, “Your Artist’s Brain” which is a combined edition of two previous books on drawing and watercolor painting. Carl’s emphasis has always been on helping others have a successful experience in the art of drawing and painting. To this end he is also the co-founder of the Summer Snow workshop experience. Carl is a signature member of the National Watercolor Society, and served as a juror for that organization’s Annual International Exhibit. He is also honor member of the Utah Watercolor Society. Carl’s work has earned numerous awards, and is in many private and corporate collections.

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