Staff Report

The Wildling Museum of Art and Nature in Solvang will host a gouache painting workshop with Rose Compass artists Libby Smith and Nina Warner from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, June 9.

The museum’s current exhibit, “The River’s Journey,” features work by the Rose Compass group of six local women artists. The many small paintings in the exhibit were done with gouache (pronounced “gwash”), an opaque watercolor medium.

Smith and Warner will demonstrate use of the medium to create colorful, small-format paintings. They will cover color mixing, composition, sketching and blocking an image, and how to handle the paint. Artists of all levels are welcome.

The instructors will provide many materials, but participants should bring pencil and paper for note-taking and sketching, gouache paints if possible, and a landscape photo.

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