Canadian Society of Water Colour Painters Meet
The Canadian Society of Water Colour Painters met in Cornwallis, NS Sept. 28 to Oct. 3. Forty-Nine participants, 8 instructors and other members met to put on 5 days of classes and to celebrate water colour painting and related events.
The Symposium was held at the Annapolis Basic Conference Centre which was a wonderful place to hold the event. Right on the ocean, it is very large with many places to walk, paint, dine and hold classes. The living accommodations were wonderful and adjacent to Desmond Piers Memorial Hall where the classes were held. On the other side was James Horsfall Memorial Hall where meals were served.
With 8 instructors one could spend one day with each of 5 of them or more than one day with your choice. Ron Hazell presented classes on ripples in water and on breaking waves. Bill Rogers and Poppy Balser covered plein air painting and took us out to interesting locations to paint. Ann Balch presented portrait painting. Rex Beanland did cityscapes. Karen Isenburg presented still life painting. Bianka Guna taught non-objective painting (abstract painting). Lio Lo's class was flower painting. What a choice! I found the instruction excellent. We were really motivated to paint and had the experts right there at our side to help with problem areas.