Sunday, August 28, 2011


Yesterday (Saturday, August 27) RNG's artist Kate Somers conducted a watercolor demonstration at the gallery from 2 pm on.   Well attended by all ages, Kate showed several techniques she uses to create her award winning paintings of Gloucester. 

The demo consisted of 3-4 paintings in varied stages.  Kate brought a finished painting and one of her photographs which inspired the work.  She showed various techniques in washes and maskit of applying and removing.

Kate grew up on Cape Ann and her love of the area shows in her work.  She captures the ever changing  light on land and water.  Not only does she paint plein air but travels everywhere with her camera.  These images "become the bones of my watercolors, where often the white of a light house or the sails of a schooner are the pink and orange light of sunset".

Kate says: I have become a watercolor artist and it is my mission to show you what I see.

See more of Kate Somers' work at Rocky Neck Gallery and also in a multimedia show called Surreal to Abstract at 4 Centennial Drive in Peabody, MA now until September 3rd.  For more information visit Kate's website:

Special thanks to Terry Del Percio for taking these photographs and allowing their use.

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