Haddock demos watercolor techniques at Cedar Hill

Jan 15, 2014

Local artist Pamela Haddock will be demonstrating watercolor techniques from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16 at Cedar Hill Studio on Main Street, Waynesville.

Watercolor has been Haddock's medium for more than 25 years and she said the love affair has just begun.

"The joy is in the process. I enjoy watercolors transparency and movement, the ability to suggest more than the hand can create," she said. "My muse is nature, its textures and moods and it is with watercolor that I explore its magic and spiritual voices."

Haddock said she allows the watercolor to do the work, encouraging it in subtle ways, celebrating white as a leading character and opening up the path of light to dance on the faces of all the characters she wants to portray.

"I use brush, brayer, squeegee and razor blades to make my marks. There is nothing shy or reserved or tentative in my painting. When in the process I am engaged mentally and physically," she said.

For more information, visit www.pamhaddock.com or see more of her work at Cedar Hill Studio, The Mahogany House Gallery in Frog Level and The Golden Carp in Dillsboro.