Watercolor Techniques

Wearing a radio mike so the audience could clearly hear his explanations, Artist Jim Oberst demonstrates how to complete details and rigging on a sailboat.

Artist Jim Oberst, Hot Springs Village, demonstrated watercolor techniques to members of the North Central Arkansas Artist League at Fairfield Bay on Monday morning, October 22nd. About 25 members watched as liquid colors came to life in a beautiful sunset lake scene featuring sailboats. Former New Yorker Oberst is an award-winning artist in national and regional juried competitions. He is a signature award member of Mid-Southern Watercolorists and past winner of their Gold Award. He paints about 10 new original paintings a month. He exhibits at various galleries in Hot Springs, and maintains a web site at www.jimoberst.com, blog, newsletter, and Facebook page, where more of his work can be seen. NCA Artist League members paint together weekly on Monday mornings at Bayside Art Studio and Gallery, at the corner of Highway 330 and Greenwood Rd., in Old Town Fairfield Bay. The League maintains original art exhibits throughout this area: Indian Rock Village, the Library, Senior Center and Community Club offices in Fairfield Bay; Greers Ferry Library; and Ozark Health Medical Center in Clinton. They also sponsor workshops, art sales, and demonstrations. For more information about NCAAL call President Connie Hood, 884-3283. Joyce Hartmann Rock’n'Pine Studio Clinton, AR www.joycehartmann.com

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