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Gail McDaniel to Return to Nashville in November To Lead 'White On White Watercolor' Workshop
Tenn. (2019) -- Award-winning artist/instructor Gail McDaniel will return to Nashville this fall to introduce a
creative technique that allows artists to layer white subject matter to create
breathtaking watercolor paintings.
The "White On White
Watercolor" workshop will be offered to beginning, intermediate and
advanced artists from Nov. 15-17, 2019 at Plaza Artist Materials, 633 Middleton
St. in downtown Nashville. Sessions will occur from 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. on Friday
and Saturday, and 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. on Sunday.
artist/instructor will show artists how to preserve the energy and sparkle of
the white in watercolor paper to achieve more glowing paintings. The process
involves using transparent pigments to create white subject matter against a
white background, producing layers of white on white. The course is structured
to serve artists at all skill levels, from the very raw beginner to the most
advanced. McDaniel will close each session with individual critiques.
"Who Mooed" by artist/instructor Gail McDaniel
the toned whites of one's watercolor paper can glow with a new energy," said
McDaniel, who now teaches and paints near Griffin, Georgia, south of Atlanta.
"Artists will learn how to paint beautiful shadows that glow with a
special energy all their own. They will design folds and wrinkles in white
fabrics without using white paint and gauche. Whites will become a new and fun
adventure for them."
Because space is limited to 20
participants, reservations are required. Tuition is $195 for all three days of
training. Attendees are eligible to receive a 30 percent discount on the
purchase of art supplies from Plaza Artist Materials. For more information or to register, contact the artist by phone at (678)
603-1502 or send an inquiry to firstname.lastname@example.org. Website visitors
can see examples of white on white paintings by clicking on McDaniel's gallery
is an acclaimed watercolorist who, by invitation, has served as an associate
member and demonstrating artist/instructor for the prestigious Winsor & Newton
Creative Artist Network of London. She was commissioned to create four program covers for
Griffin (Ga.) Choral Arts' 10th anniversary concert season. Before moving to
Georgia, McDaniel spent more than 20 years working as a professional
watercolorist and art instructor in Nashville and Brentwood, Tennessee. During
that time, she taught more than 1,500 students in classes and workshops around
the world. A number of her former students have developed into professional
artists with exhibitions and commissions of their own.
me, others love the look of watercolor paintings and want to learn the
medium," said the artist, who painted the
invitation cover for "A Little Night of Music" starring country
superstar LeAnn Rimes. "Many come for a change of
pace and the new, wonderful, relaxing challenge it brings. The intermediate and
advanced students come to me to grow in the medium."
Award-winning artist/instructor Gail McDaniel
will demonstrate the techniques, shortcuts and concepts that she has developed
or learned by doing, reading or studying with others. She plans to show her
students everything she knows, holding nothing back. Her goal is to inspire
them without making them feel overwhelmed.
During her career, McDaniel has
trained artists from 36 different states (including Alaska and Hawaii), the
District of Columbia, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Guatemala, Japan, Mexico, the
Philippines and South Korea. She has taught 11 workshops at historic Ghost
Ranch in New Mexico, a landmark where the late Georgia O’Keefe lived and
painted. She also served as a member of the arts faculty of Cheekwood Botanical
Garden & Museum of Art.
"Gail can get more color out of
watercolor than you can imagine," said Bev Silsby, an artist/student in
Albuquerque, New Mexico, who helped host McDaniel for a similar workshop in
2005. "She is literal, impressionist and abstract."
In 2002, she and her husband, Ken,
launched the "Students and Friends of Gail McDaniel Awards", raising almost
$90,000 for Middle Tennessee public schools. The fundraising effort earned Gail
and Ken a nomination in the "volunteer innovator" category of the
2009 Mary Catherine Strobel Award. In 2012, the artist was named the PENCIL Foundation's
"Volunteer of the Year."
Before leaving Tennessee, she
received an award for "Excellence in Community Service" in 2010 from
the Travelers Rest Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the
American Revolution. She was inducted into the Cave City, Ky., Hall of Fame in
2011 and named to the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels in 1970 as one
of"Kentucky's ambassadors of good
will and fellowship around the world."
In 2001, she was invited by
directors of the "Art in Provence" program to conduct an eight-day
watercolor workshop in Dieulefit, France. She also has taught in Central
America, South America and Canada. She studied under 38 noted art instructors
to help build her reputation as one of the South's top artists/instructors. --
even accepting a commission to paint a family landmark for former Kentucky Gov.
Louie B. Nunn.
Gail McDaniel's artwork was featured
on the program covers of four major concerts in 2016-17 performed by The
Griffin (Georgia) Choral Arts group. The choir, which is led by Artistic
Director Dr. Stephen J. Mulder, is celebrating its 12th anniversary season.