The workshop is geared toward those who enjoy watercolor painting. It is
recommended you have a basic understanding of watercolor media and its
essentials. Students will create a large painting and move, step by step, and ultimately completeing a large floral painting in bold colors.
The small class and informal setting will encourage students to ask questions, make comments,
take notes; and allow time to paint between instructor demos, so they can assimilate and take
in the process. Students will learn the importance of color choices to assure luminous color in
Included in Workshop:
Instructor: Linda Charles Stone
Dates: March 14-15
Time: 10 am -2 pm each day
Level: Intermediate /Advanced
Number of students: 4-7
Cost: $200 members, $220 non-members
Supplies: Instructor will email students prior to class with list of supplies needed.
North Carolina artist, Linda Charles Stone, moved from her home state of West Virginia to the Lake Norman area in the summer of 2021. She is a member of Mooresville Arts and has artwork represented at Four Corners Framing and Art Gallery in Mooresville.
Having been raised in the southern coal fields of West Virginia her exposure to fine arts was limited as a child. That changed while living and working in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. Her appreciation and interest for art became apparent as she spent her spare time in national galleries and museums; however, those visits ceased when employment resulted with a transfer back to her home state.
Retirement came after 31 years of work in the public school system as executive assistant to the superintendent of schools. She taught evening classes to adults at the career and technical center as time allowed. During those years she was known as a self-taught artist.
As her skills and knowledge developed through studies with master artists, grants from the West Virginia and National Endowments for the Arts, scholarships, workshops and professional classes; she could no longer use the term self-taught artist. The success achieved in various mediums: oil, cold wax and oil, watercolor, and textured mixed media with 22-karat gold leaf incorporated into the abstracted images; could not have been accomplished without the instruction of great teachers. After one 14 month class in oil, she returned to her first love,
watercolor. Her use of bright, bold color evolved from her years of struggle with low vision.
When Linda began painting, technology was not as it is today. A magnifying glass and a small flash light were kept with her brushes and became necessary tools to help her with her creations. Studies under nationally known artists who helped to influence her most include: Paul Jackson, Gerald Brommer, Daniel Edmondson, Laura Robb and Gwen Fox.