Watercolor Workshop – Sept 2020 Monthly Meeting

September is the start of a new BVAA year! And for the first time since March, we are holding an in-person monthly meeting! It will be on Tuesday, September 15th, 2020 from 6:30-8:30pm. It will be held at the Linwood Mill. We will also broadcast it LIVE on YouTube so you can paint along from home.

In-person attendance will be limited and you MUST REGISTER BEFOREHAND to hold your space if you wish to attend in person.

We will be doing a watercolor workshop! For sanitary reasons, please bring your own watercolors and brushes. We will have paper to share if you need it. We will have a few watercolors available for those who do not have any. Let us know what you need when you register.

Arches 140lb watercolor paper
Cobalt teal, yellow ochre, and burnt sienna watercolor paints
(sky in particular was mix of cerulean & cobalt)
start with biggest brush you have; rigger (smaller brush) later for detail

The instructor is the talented Diane Bell. You can see more of Diane’s works as well as read about her credentials here on her website:



This watercolor workshop will be held at the LINWOOD MILL in Northbridge. We currently do not have access to the Uxbridge gallery due to the Pandemic. When you register we will provide you with exact directions to the space we have available.


For those who cannot attend in person for whatever reason, we will be streaming this video live on YouTube. You don’t need any account or subscription or anything else. You simply go to a link on YouTube and you can watch this LIVE. You can ask questions and get answers! We’d love for you to take photos of your work and send them to us, to see how you did.

We will provide the YouTube link as we get closer to the event.

To Register

If you wish to attend in person, please use our online registration form to pre-register for this event. MAKE SURE YOU GET A HUMAN CONFIRMATION THAT THERE IS SPACE. You will get an automated confirmation that we received your request, but we will then still need to make sure there is space left. We will then manually write you back personally to let you know there is still space available and that you are set to attend. We will provide the directions and further information at that time.

Ask with any questions, and we look forward to exploring watercolors, either in person or online!

Here is a photo of the image we will be working on. If you right-click on it, you can open it in a window of its own, to print it and use it as a model.

Here is a black and white version of the same scene, to use to determine your values (amount of light or dark in a section.

Full 1.5 hour workshop on YouTube:

Below is an example of one of Diane Bell’s watercolor paintings, to get a sense of her style.

Diane Bell Watercolor

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