Linda Kemp is internationally recognized for her unique, contemporary watercolours and acrylics. Her innovative use of negative painting is the focus of her two best selling books, Watercolor Painting Outside the Lines and Simplifying Design and Color For Artists. Linda is featured in art publications, video and internet forums, with over one million YouTube views.
She is honoured to be a Life Member of the Canadian Society of Painters in Water Colour (CSPWC), the Ontario Society of Artists (OSA) and a Life Member of the Society of Canadian Artists (SCA). Her award winning paintings are in collections around the world, including The Royal Collection, Windsor Castle, U.K. In 2008 Linda was awarded the A.J. Casson Medal for Outstanding Achievement in Water Colour, the top award for the CSPWC National Exhibition, Open Waters. In 2005 she was Awarded Woman of the Year for Arts and Culture.
Linda is an enthusiastic teacher who truly cares about the sharing of knowledge with her students, She instructs at symposiums and workshops throughout Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom and France. She has served as juror for numerous national and international exhibitions including the 2020 Women in Watercolor International Juried Competition.
Sorting through and arranging the shapes, colours and interwoven layers of nature’s forms and patterns is irresistible to me. It is this desire to decipher and organize what I see that motivates me to paint.
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Registration fees are non-refundable. You may transfer your registration to another person if you are unable to attend, that person will pay the registration fee directly to you. Contact the Workshop Coordinator ([email protected]) to see if there is anyone on the waiting list. FCA Calgary does not manage the transfer of payment between individuals. It is your responsibility to collect payment from the person you transfer your registration to.
Bring your usual watercolour supplies. The paint colours listed are included as a guideline, but not mandatory. Paint should be artists’ quality in tubes – your choice of manufacturer. We will use freshly squeezed paint – Holbein is my choice, but pigment codes are noted for substituting manufacturer.
Good quality paper – minimum 2-3 full sheets. Strathmore Gemini, Arches 140lb cold press or Saunders Waterford 200lb watercolour paper. If you have Strathmore Aquarius II, bring 1 sheet. Buy paper as single sheets, not in coil or glued pads. Do not stretch and tape paper before class. We will work on 1/4 sheets and smaller.
Transparent Non-Staining Pigments: Cobalt Blue (PB28), Burnt Sienna (Pbr7), Raw Sienna (Pbr7) or may contain (PY43)
Transparent Staining Pigments: Phthalo Blue (PB15), Phthalo Green (PG36), Rose Violet or Alizarin (Quinacridone Violet PV19)
Opaque Sedimentary Pigments: Cobalt Turquoise (PB28) or Cerulean Blue (PB35), French Ultramarine Deep (PB29), Cadmium Yellow Orange (PR108), Vermillion (PR108) or Cadmium Red (PR108)
Extra colors as you wish!
Bring your usual brushes. My favourites include:
Flat wash brushes 1″ and 1.5″- Loew-Cornell 7750 or Robert Simmons Sky Flow
Round– Sable or sable/synthetic mix #10, 12, 14 or larger – such as Stratford and York Rydal Gold 001 or Loew-Cornell 7000
1″ flat “Kemp Badger” bristle type brush or 1”Cheap Joe’s Skipper or inexpensive painters brush from the hardware store
Rigger or signature brush
Palette your choice
Plexi-glass will be used to mount your paper. It should be slightly larger than your piece of watercolor paper (ex. for 11×15 paper (1⁄2 sheet), plexi should be about 14×18). You can purchase at a glass shop or building supply store. This should cost less than $15.00. A piece of white “dry erase” board will also work.
Pad of newsprint or a wooden board (for drying wet paintings)
Water spray bottle
Note book and pencil
Small sketch book and pencil
Sketches or photos of florals and landscapes
Fine point Sharpie marker or Micron Pigma Pen
Hand-held hair dryer