September 2, 2015

Watercolor Mosaic Workshop by Mary Pusey-Updated 8-19

Mark your calendars for September 19th and sign up for Mary Pusey's awesome new workshop, "Watercolor Mosaics".

This workshop will be held at the Sandy Senior Center, 9:30-4:00 and the cost is only $35 for members and $50 for non-members.  Payments can be made via check, made out to SSC (Sandy Senior Center-9310 S. 1300 E.) and dropped off. You may also give your payment to Kay Adair, Barbara Glick or myself (Cindy Powell) at the SSC Monday Paint Group.  If you prefer to pay on-line via Paypal, please contact me (Cindy) at 801 674 9503. (Or if you have any questions-please call)  Seating is limited. Payment must be made by September 1st to secure your reservation. 

Mary was born in Murray, Utah, but grew up in Midvale.
She began painting as a teacher in-service class and what started as a way to bring art into the classroom, ended in a love for watercolor. She retired from teaching in 2013, and now paints full time.

Mary continues to learn about watercolor by attending workshops of other diverse artists and has had the opportunity to paint in both, England and Spain.  She loves painting from nature in the great outdoors.

Mary is a signature member of the Utah Watercolor Society.
She has been their Exhibition Chair for the past two years and is now the Web and Constant Contact Communications Chair. She is also a current member of Art At The Main, a co-operative gallery in the Salt Lake City Main Library.

Mary has had paintings juried into and won awards in exhibitions sponsored by Intermountain Society Artists, the Schorr Gallery, and the Utah Watercolor Society. Her paintings have also been juried into Western Federation Exhibitions and the Pioneer Memorial Theater’s Loge Gallery Exhibits at the University of Utah and into the Catharine Lorillard Wolfe 118th Juried Exhibition at the National Arts Club in New York City. She recently received an Award Of Merit from the UWS Spring Open Exhibition.

She currently lives in Holladay, Utah, with her husband.

Mary has many paintings done in this unique style, all amazingly beautiful,

(Reminds me of stained glass windows),  I've had the privilege of taking this workshop when it was offered at the Cache Valley Chapter of the UWS.  I highly recommend it.  Mary is such a wonderful teacher, explains every step, encourages you along the way, and takes the time to make sure you are enjoying her workshop.

The supplies are the normal watercolor supplies with the exception of hot press 140 lb. paper. (It's a dream to paint on, using Mary's methods).  Below is a full list of supplies.

*Your usual pallet with a variety of pigment hues.
Mary has quite a few yellows, oranges, reds, blues, and greens.
Sometimes she just puts extra colors on a plate if her pallet is 
already full. Any brand is fine. Make sure you have space to 
let colors mix on your pallet. 
*Small pointed brushes-sizes 4 and 6 work well. 
Mary uses Leow Cornell pointed round brushes, but any brand is 
fine as long as they are finely pointed.
*Pencil-Keep it soft, 2B-4B-Fine. The less pencil marks showing the better.
*Soft eraser-less chance of abrading the soft surface of hot-pressed paper.
*Your Usual Stuff-Paper towels, water jar, ruler, tissues, apron, 
sponge, tape, etc. You know what you need to paint comfortably. 
You will not need to bring any type of resist or masking. We will be painting and 
leaving the white spaces between. Do Not Use Mr. Clean sponges.
*Pictures, photos or digital images are fine.  Mary will give 
you a copy of what she will be painting. You may trace it and paint,
or draw your own image to paint. Bring photos/digital images of 
something you would like to do on your own.
*Sketch book to design your composition.
*Back board w/clip-or whatever you normally use as a support.  Mary uses an old foam core support
and clips her photo to the painting. 
*Patience!-Mosaic Painting is a thoughtful creative process. Be patient 
and have fun!  To see more of Mary's fabulous paintings visit her website by clicking: Mary Pusey

Please Note: You will need to bring your lunch and it would be nice to bring a snack to share.
Thanking You in advance,  Cindy