AWS Virtual Exhibition Tour and "Creating Drama" Demonstration
by Tim Saternow
April 29th, 2021 Online on Zoom
5:30 pm - 6 pm virtual tour of the 154th Annual International Exhibition with AWS President Antonio Masi
6 pm - 7:30 pm Demonstration with Tim Saternow
Cost: $10 for the entire evening ( 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm)
Tim Saternow’s subject matter for his demonstration will be a daytime scene of New York City. Step by step, he will demonstrate how he builds a watercolor painting. He’ll begin with a composition that has a clear focal point with the illusion of depth. Tim uses the “grisaille” (a painting executed entirely in shades of Payne’s Gray) method to create value contrasts. He’ll then quickly add transparent glazes over the first stage of the painting. Then there will be lots of smearing, wiping, dripping and splashing of color on top of the carefully done grisaille layer. “That part of the process is risky, he admits, but “it’s much more exciting. A detailed painting is lovely up to a point. I’m taking away the hard edge, the curse of perfection, by throwing water on top and ruining what’s underneath. But of course I don’t ruin it; I create a sense of mystery and drama. And surface texture as well.”
Tim is the Corresponding Secretary on the Board of The American Watercolor Society. He has won numerous awards including the AWS Bronze Medal of Honor 2016 and the AWS 2017 Walser S. Greathouse Medal . Last year Tim began videoing the demonstrations with an outside grant. AWS hopes to continue this, creating a library of demonstration videos and is seeking outside contributions to fund this project.
Tim was recently invited to the 2018 Marche d'Acqua Biennial Exhibition,” Fabriano, Italy, and the 2017 The Lake-Blue Heaven: Qingdao International Spring Art Salon, in Qingdao, China, where he received the Bronze Award in Watercolor. Part of the 2018 group exhibit: The World Through Watercolor, Lake Placid Center for the Arts Gallery. Saternow is represented by Bev’s Fine Art in Raleig, NC, and Kobalt Gallery, Provincetown, MA.