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Watercolor workshop draws 17

<p>Charles Harrington of Bella Vista demonstrated watercolor techniques in acrylic paint using his iPad as a photographic reference for the Buffalo River landscape in progress.</p>

Charles Harrington of Bella Vista demonstrated watercolor techniques in acrylic paint using his iPad as a photographic reference for the Buffalo River landscape in progress.

Seventeen members of the North Central Arkansas Artist League attended a two-day acrylic workshop in Fairfield Bay on Nov. 12 and 13, taught by renowned artist Charles Harrington of Bella Vista.

Harrington is a retired university professor and architectural designer and illustrator with several graduate and undergraduate degrees. He holds signature status in four national and international art societies and is the recipient of top awards. Featured in many national magazines and painting books, Harrington is the author of the illustrated book Acrylics: The Watercolor Alternative and two instructional DVDs. More information and photos of his work can be seen on his website, www.charlesharrington.com.

Students in the workshop studied landscape painting, using new techniques of applying acrylic paint with medium or gel instead of water to achieve a watercolor style of painting that can be framed without matting or glass. They met at Bayside Art Studio and Gallery in Old Town at the corner of Highway 330 and Greenwood Road.

The artist league meets each Monday from 9:30 to noon to paint together, and the public is welcome to visit. Call President Connie Hood for more information at 884-3283.

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