2022 04 28
AWS Barbara Nechis demonstration: Watercolor from within
skylight & Rockwell gallery
E V E N T

D A T E
April 28, 2022, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

L O C A T I O N
Skylight gallery

A D M I S S I O N
Open to the public; up to 80 people
$15 | General admission (no refunds)


The demonstration will be accessible in-person (live with Q&A) and online via Zoom. Registrations for both are separate. In-person attendees will pay at the door. Zoom attendees may register via the button above.

Barbara Nechis is an artist who has developed a style known for its masterful balance of spontaneity and control of the watercolor brush.

“I’m pushing myself both in color and form to make changes so that my work always surprises both me and the viewer. I never want to paint just another one like all the rest.”

Her demonstration will show how she creates layers by wetting the whole paper and then creating a wet-into-wet underpainting that will give subsequent layers depth and color variations. She will then dry the paper and building the painting with layers of overlapping repeating shapes until the painting becomes a complex composition.

“Although my work is rooted in nature, I often invent shapes that suggest the appearance of certain identifiable objects without actually defining the limits of those objects. The less I try to copy nature, the more my paintings become a a record of the entire experience…”

This event is held in conjunction with the 155th international exhibition of the American Watercolor Society.