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    • Thu, January 17, 2019
    • Thu, January 24, 2019
    • 2 sessions
    • Barrie Art Club
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    Fabulous Colour, Getting to Know Your Paint
    TWO SESSIONS: Thursday MORNING Workshop

    • Subject: Stretching Paper and Getting to Know Your Paint  
    • Medium: Watercolour
    • Levels: All
    • Registration:
      - Members: $35.00
      - Non-members: $45.00

    You will learn:

    1) How to properly stretch your watercolour paper.

    2) Colour Basics: How to create unified and harmonious paintings with a limited palette.

    About the Artist:

    Sandra Derry is a self taught artist and has learned the art of watercolouring, coloured pencil, pastel and graphite through reading books, watching videos, and lots of hours practicing the techniques she has acquired.

    She strives to produce realism in her paintings and drawings.

    Inspired by her parents, who are both artists, she has painted since an early age.

    She started drawing professionally in 1990, selling pastel portraits of children. It was during that time she discovered watercolours. She fell in love with the medium and was able to achieve the vibrant colours and details she longed to paint. Recently she has fallen in love again, this time with the coloured pencil and graphite mediums.

    Sandra has taught since 2004 doing workshops and gives weekly lessons. She has also written several digital books on how to watercolour.

     


    • Thu, January 31, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Barrie Art Club
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    Keep It Simple, Paint Shapes Not Objects
    SINGLE 3 HR. SESSION: Thursday MORNING Workshop

    • Subject: People with Umbrellas, Rain 
    • Medium: Watercolour
    • Levels: All
    • Registration:
      - Members: $20.00
      - Non-members: $25.00

    Learn to paint an atmospheric approach to painting a rainy day with Sherryl Hopper. 

    About the Artist:

    Sherryl Hopper has been a watercolour artist for the past 35 years. She has never had any formal academic education, but has taken many workshops over the years with very talented and competent artists in the United States and Canada, and continues to do so. 

     


    • Thu, January 31, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Barrie Art Club
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    REPEAT WORKSHOP
    Keep It Simple, Paint Shapes Not Objects
    SINGLE 3 HR. SESSION: Thursday AFTERNOON Workshop

    • Subject: People with Umbrellas, Rain 
    • Medium: Watercolour
    • Levels: All
    • Registration:
      - Members: $20.00
      - Non-members: $25.00

    Learn to paint an atmospheric approach to painting a rainy day with Sherryl Hopper. 

    About the Artist:

    Sherryl Hopper has been a watercolour artist for the past 35 years. She has never had any formal academic education, but has taken many workshops over the years with very talented and competent artists in the United States and Canada, and continues to do so. 

     


    • Mon, February 04, 2019
    • Mon, February 25, 2019
    • 3 sessions
    • Barrie Art Club
    • 3
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    'SURPRISE' Texture Challenge for Both Instructor and Students
    THREE SESSIONS: Monday AFTERNOON Workshop
    (NOTE:
    NO Session on Family Day)

    • Subject: Learn Techniques to Create the Realistic Texture of Aged Wood and Rusted Metal
    • Medium: Acrylic
    • Levels: All
    • Registration:
      - Members: $55.00
      - Non-members: $65.00

    Both the Instructor and students will be challenged by a 'SURPRISE' image which will be supplied at the beginning of the class by the Workshop Coordinator.

    Barb Ritchie will explain how she plans her painting, by choosing her composition and colours based on the photo. Barb will do a demonstration to show how she follows her plan to complete a pleasing painting. Students will paint throughout the demo with assistance and advice from Barb.

    Two paintings will be completed during this workshop.

     

    About the Artist:

    Barb has actively participated in local art events since the 1980’s. This has included exhibiting at galleries, juried shows, outdoor art festivals and studio tours as well as instructing workshops. She has been active in the Barrie Art Club for many years.

       


    • Thu, February 07, 2019
    • Thu, February 28, 2019
    • 4 sessions
    • Barrie Art Club
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    Birch Trees and Downy Woodpecker
    FOUR SESSIONS: Thursday MORNING Workshop

    • Subject: Birch Trees and Woodpecker
    • Medium: Coloured Pencil
    • Levels: All
    • Registration:
      - Members: $70.00
      - Non-members: $80.00


    Learn how to create a soft background, a beautiful birch tree with peeling textured bark, rich dark branches with leaves, and the amazing Downy Pecker with his bright red cap. 

     

    About the Artist

    Sandra Derry is a self taught artist and has learned the art of watercolouring, coloured pencil, pastel and graphite through reading books, watching videos, and lots of hours practicing the techniques she has acquired.

    She strives to produce realism in her paintings and drawings.

    Inspired by her parents, who are both artists, she has painted since an early age.

    She started drawing professionally in 1990, selling pastel portraits of children. It was during that time she discovered watercolours. She fell in love with the medium and was able to achieve the vibrant colours and details she longed to paint. Recently she has fallen in love again, this time with the coloured pencil. 

    Sandra has taught since 2004 doing workshops and gives weekly lessons. She has also written several digital books on how to watercolour.
     


    • Thu, February 07, 2019
    • Thu, February 28, 2019
    • 3 sessions
    • Barrie Art Club
    • 12
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    Open Studio for NEW or UNFINISHED Paintings
    THREE SESSIONS: Thursday EVENING Workshop
    (Note: No Session on February 14th)

    • Subject: Any and All Genres
    • Medium: Soft Pastel
    • Levels: All
    • Registration:
      - Members: $55.00
      - Non-members: $65.00


    Let's keep those resolutions going and work to resolve and COMPLETE one or more of those abandoned paintings that we all have!! Clear your space and your mind to make room for future paintings.

    You are also welcome to begin a new painting in this workshop. There will be plenty of demos given and then even more demos as requested.

       

    About the Artist

    Kim Martin works as a full-time pet portrait artist and received the honourable designation of Master Pastelist (MPAC) from Pastel Artists of Canada in 2013.

    She continues to share her experience by conducting workshops and also teaching out of her own studio.




    • Sat, February 16, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Barrie Art Club
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    Expressive Portrait and Figure Watercolour
    ONE FULL DAY:  SATURDAY Workshop

    • Subject: Portrait and Figure
    • Medium: Watercolour
    • Levels: All
    • Registration:
      - Members: $45.00
      - Non-members: $60.00

    Atanur Dogan will help you find your own unique style. He will explain and demonstrate several different watercolour techniques.

    About the Artist:

    Atanur Dogan: International Watercolor Society (WS) Founder and President

    Atanur is a watercolor artist with Turkish/Canadian dual nationality. He graduated from Dokuz Eylul University in Turkey, majoring in painting and sculpture.

    He is best known for his portraits and figures and has a distinctive painting skill. The artist's forceful brush strokes evoke the life and particularly the tribulations of his subjects. He has mastered the difficult medium of watercolor, utilizing contrasts in color and in depth to create striking effects. He enjoys painting people of different ethnicities, with a focus on their faces and body language and what these express.

    Atanur has participated in more than 200 exhibitions worldwide and teaches workshops around the globe. In 2004 he hosted an international exhibition entitled "Peace Through Art", and then established the International Watercolor Society in 2012. The message of love and peace is distributed internationally through the art of watercolor.

    In just 6 years, International Watercolor Society has become one of the most active art societies in the world with 90 country branches. Atanur and his team also opened IWS galleries, IWS Educational Centres, IWS Research Centres and have published an IWS International magazine. Every year the society country branches organizes international watercolor festivals, exhibitions and workshops. Atanur travels to every country supporting each IWS activity. His goal is to make watercolor one of the most popular painting techniques around the world.

     


    • Mon, March 04, 2019
    • Mon, March 25, 2019
    • 4 sessions
    • Barrie Art Club
    • 6
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    Portraits in Graphite
    FOUR SESSIONS: Monday MORNING Workshop

    • Subject: Portrait Drawing
    • Medium: Graphite
    • Levels: All
    • Registration:
      - Members: $70.00
      - Non-members: $80.00


    Lynda Giles will guide you with step by step instruction in portrait drawing. 

    About the Artist

    - Owner Operator of Lynda Giles Art Studio
    - Previous Owner Operator Harvey House B&B and Art Studio
    - Writer and Illustrator- "Kristopher Finds A Rainbow" for Rainbows Canada
    - Speaker for "Words on Work"
    - It has been said "I teach a mean perspective and drawing course".

    Lynda is basically self taught with an enthusiasm in believing in herself and her God given talent to share her artistic knowledge with others. She has a great understanding of the students that have difficulty learning, due to dyslexia and ocular dominance, expressing to them that perseverance believing in ones' self and passion, opportunities will be present. The words "I can't" and "not good enough" are not in her vocabulary. Her philosophy is when you say "I can't" a door is closed, at the least try and doors will open.
    Lynda's career as an artist has included commissions, murals, juried shows and instructing classes for seniors, instruction for rehabilitation, instruction for art schools along with the Board of Education, Catholic and Public. Electives, P.D. Workshops and teaching to the curriculum, classes from Junior Kindergarten to grade 8 has been just some of her programs. Several of her adolescent students taught at her home studio have won numerous awards in local juried art shows and even been in the Robert Bateman children's calander.

    Most importantly, Lynda makes learning fun!



    • Sat, March 30, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Barrie Art Club
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    Reflecting on Water
    ONE FULL DAY: SATURDAY Workshop

    • Subject: Water
    • Medium: Acrylic (Oil)
    • Levels: Intermediate, Advanced
    • Registration:
      - Members: $45.00
      - Non-members: $60.00

    This workshop focuses on the characteristics of water. Capturing still water reflections, moving water and water surface techniques. Instructor Sam Paonessa will do a water demo. Artists may use the same image (purchase a colour copy from instructor) or use personal photographs.


    About the Artist:

    Sam Paonessa AOCA, OSA is a graduate from the Ontario College of Art in Toronto. His career as a professional artist spanned over 30 years with Hallmark Cards.
    During that period Sam traveled and painted plein air landscapes in North America, Italy and Morocco. As an active member of the Ontario Society of Artists, he has been sharing his valuable experience gaining recognition as an accomplished painting workshop instructor for numerous art groups across Ontario.

     


    • Fri, April 05, 2019
    • Sun, April 07, 2019
    • 3 sessions
    • Barrie Art Club
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    Colour Theory for the Figure Painter
    THREE FULL DAYS:  FRI, SAT, & SUN Workshop

    • Subject: Painting the Figure
    • Medium: Oil (Acrylic)
    • Levels: Intermediate, Advanced
    • Registration:
      - Members: $195.00
      - Non-members: $240.00

    We all understand bits of colour theory, but do you have enough to make it useful to you in your daily painting? This three day workshop will focus on colour theory, simple palettes and colour mixing, so you can learn how to solve your colour problems before they happen.

     

    About the Artist:

    Brian Smith graduated from the Ontario College of Art and Design in Toronto in 1969. Since then he has been a professional, award-winning graphic designer and a practicing fine artist focusing on both classical and abstract drawing and painting from the figure. In January 2005, Brian was awarded the title of Honourary Drawing Master by the Drawing Society of Canada.

    Brian has taught classes and workshops on life drawing, portraiture and figurative abstraction for over 30 years and has been on the faculty of many colleges as well as conducting Master Classes in his own studio.

     


    • Sat, April 13, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Barrie Art Club
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    Stunning Sky and Water
    ONE FULL DAY:  SATURDAY Workshop

    • Subject: Sky/Water using Wet on Wet Technique
    • Medium: Watercolour
    • Levels: All
    • Registration:
      - Members: $45.00
      - Non-members: $60.00


    Participants will be taught how to paint bold and direct brush strokes using the wet on wet technique with a large brush. They will be able to create stunning sky and water scenes that glow.

     

    About the Artist:

    Hi-Sook Barker is a full time teacher known for floral and landscape using an impressionistic style. She is an elected member of the Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour (cspwc). She currently teaches at several locations throughout the Durham Region. Her works can be found in collections across the world.

       


Past workshops

Mon, January 14, 2019 $WDW: Sharon Black: Acrylic: Basic Painting 'TIPS' for Acrylic Painters
Sat, December 01, 2018 $WEW: Mystery Workshop: Watercolour
Thu, November 29, 2018 $WDW: Barb Ritchie: Acrylic: Dramatic Sunset and Dreamy Sunrise
Sun, November 25, 2018 $WEW: 'MINI' WORKSHOPS at BAC Xmas Party - MEMBERS ONLY (& YOUR SIGNIFICANT OTHER)
Mon, November 19, 2018 $WDW: Lynda Giles: Drawing Media: It's All in the Perspective!
Thu, November 15, 2018 $SSW: Sandy Reid: Watercolour: Between a Rock and a Tree
Sat, November 10, 2018 $WEW: Hi-Sook Barker: Watercolour: Glorious Floral Paintings in Watercolour
Mon, November 05, 2018 $WDW: Richard Vander Meer: Oil: Solid Painting in Oils
Sat, November 03, 2018 $WEW: Sam Paonessa: Acrylic or Oil: Season of Colour
Thu, November 01, 2018 $WDW: Kim Martin: Soft Pastel: Farm Animals
Thu, October 25, 2018 $WDW: Andrew Sookrah: Acrylic (or Watercolour): Abstracting Your Choice Of Subject
Sat, October 20, 2018 $WEW: Murray Van Halem: Oil or Acrylic: Painting the Town!
Thu, October 18, 2018 $WDW: Marianne Broome: Acrylic: Fall Colours
Mon, October 15, 2018 $SSW: Sherryl Hopper: Watercolour: 'Paint a Card' and 'Explore Ways to Print It'
Sat, October 06, 2018 $WEW: Martha Robinson: Watercolour: Following in the Footsteps of Stubs & Landseer
Thu, October 04, 2018 $WDW: Sharon Black: Oil/Acrylic: Exploring Elements of Still Life
Thu, October 04, 2018 $SSW: Sherryl Hopper: Watercolour: Frame a Watercolour without Glass
Mon, October 01, 2018 $WDW: Sandra Derry: Coloured Pencil: Delightful Dahlias
Sat, September 29, 2018 $WEW: Sharlena Wood: Drawing Media: Dramatic Shading Techniques
Mon, September 24, 2018 $SSW: Sherryl Hopper: Watercolour: 'Paint a Card' and 'Explore Ways to Print It'
Fri, September 21, 2018 $WEW: Brian Smith: Oil (Acrylic): Painting the Figure
Thu, September 20, 2018 $SSW: Sandy Brand: Acrylic: Creating Abstracts that Make Sense
Wed, September 12, 2018 $WDW: Brian Buckrell: Acrylic or Oil: Preparing for Plein Air
Sat, September 08, 2018 $WEW: Diana Bullock: Acrylic: Experimenting with Mixed Media
Sat, August 25, 2018 $WEW: Christa Eggers: Pen & Ink: 'Pen & Ink Magic' on Watercolour Paintings
Mon, August 20, 2018 $SSW: Carol Thomson: Chinese Brush Painting - Plum Blossom
Thu, August 16, 2018 $SSW: Richard Vander Meer: Pastel: Brilliant Landscape in Soft Pastel
Mon, August 13, 2018 $WDW: Roslyn Levin: Japanese Brushstroke Painting
Sat, August 11, 2018 $WEW: Anne Hoover: Drawing Media: Beginner to Intermediate Portraiture
Thu, August 09, 2018 $WDW: Andrew Sookrah: Acrylic (or Watercolour): Abstracting the Landscape
Mon, July 30, 2018 $WDW: Marlene Bulas: Acrylic: Loosen Up, Have Fun & Paint Abstracts!
Thu, July 26, 2018 $SSW: Jordan Eveland: Aboriginal Dot Art Inspired Painting
Mon, July 23, 2018 $WDW: Aileen Pou: Detailed Chinese Painting (Gongbi)
Sat, July 21, 2018 $WEW: Marianne Broome: Watercolour: Watercolour Landscape with Pzazz!
Sat, July 14, 2018 $WEW: Wendy Bermingham: Oil: Creative Brushwork for the Landscape Painter
Thu, July 05, 2018 $WDW: Sandy Reid: Watercolour: Yes You Can Do More!
Sat, June 23, 2018 $WEW: Keith Thirgood: An Introduction to Painting en Plein Air
Wed, June 06, 2018 $WDW: Ruth Ann Pearce: Coloured Pencil Techniques: Bubbles & Candy, Oh My!
Tue, June 05, 2018 $WDW: Deb Grise: Drawing Media: Simplifying, Transferring & Resizing Images for Painting
Thu, May 31, 2018 $WDW: Kim Martin: Soft Pastel Playtime - 'TWO'
Wed, May 30, 2018 $WDW: Nancy McHardy: Drawing: Drawing the Horse
Sat, May 26, 2018 $WEW: Cathy Boyd: Oil or Acrylic: Figures in the Landscape
Tue, May 22, 2018 $WDW: Lisa Rankin: Oil: It's a Rocky Road! - CANCELLED
Tue, May 15, 2018 $WDW: Sandy Reid: Watercolour: Yes You Can!
Thu, May 03, 2018 $WDW: Cathy Boyd: Oil or Acrylic: Painting with Confidence using a Palette Knife
Thu, May 03, 2018 $WDW: Barb Ritchie: Acrylic: The Four Main Elements of Landscape
Thu, April 05, 2018 $WDW: Marianne Broome: Acrylic: Big Bold Florals!
Sat, March 24, 2018 $WEW: Sam Paonessa: Acrylic or Oil: Dynamic Texture Techniques
Thu, March 01, 2018 $WDW: Sharon Black: Oil or Acrylic: 'Reflections & Transparency' in Still Life
Wed, February 21, 2018 $WDW: Ruth Ann Pearce: Coloured Pencil: Dynamic Marbles
Thu, February 01, 2018 $WDW: Kim Martin: Pastel: Freedom!
Thu, February 01, 2018 $WDW: Sherryl Hopper: Watercolour: Seeing the Beauty in Watercolour
Sat, January 27, 2018 $WEW: Atanur Dogan: Expressive Watercolour: Portrait & Figure
Thu, January 25, 2018 $WDMW: Kim Martin: Soft Pastel Playtime
Thu, January 18, 2018 $WDMW: Vincent DiNorcia: Acrylic/Any Media: Creative Abstracts
Thu, January 11, 2018 $WDMW: Sherryl Hopper: Exploring Ink and Watercolour
Thu, January 04, 2018 $WDMW: Pat Guinn: Acrylic: Grainy Landscapes / Speak to Me, Grain!
Thu, December 14, 2017 $WDMW: Lucy Grundy: Material Art Creations: Elephants/Owls/Guitars
Sat, December 09, 2017 $WEW: Mystery Workshop: Acrylic
Thu, December 07, 2017 $WDMW: Sharon Black: Acrylic/Oil: Still Life: Paint What You See!
Thu, November 30, 2017 $WDMW: Rose Cook: Acrylic: Having Fun with Abstraction!
Sat, November 18, 2017 $WEW: Nancy Newman: Not to be Negative, but ...
Thu, November 02, 2017 $WDW: Renee Rose: Cards that Glow with Holiday Magic!
Thu, November 02, 2017 $WDW: Deb Grise: Any Painting Medium: More Challenges
Sat, October 21, 2017 $WEW: Kal Honey: Colour Clinic: Why and How to Use Modified Colour
Thu, October 05, 2017 $WDW: Margaret Ferraro: Pastel Landscape: Chasing Colour
Thu, October 05, 2017 $WDW: Marianne Broome: Acrylic (or Watercolour): Loosen Up Your Landscape
Sat, September 30, 2017 $WEW: Marc Gagnon: The Mosaic Approach to Painting Acrylics
Sat, September 16, 2017 $WEW: Nola McConnan: Just Dogs? Cats? or ??? Figure Drawing of Animals
Thu, September 07, 2017 $WDW: Merv Richardson: Explore the Glory of Watercolour
Thu, September 07, 2017 $WDW: Barb Ritchie: Acrylic: Floral Fantasies
Sat, August 19, 2017 $WEW: Peter John Reid: Spectacular Skies in Acrylics
Thu, August 10, 2017 $WDW: Cyril Leeper: Guidelines to Portraiture: Oil (or Acrylic)
Thu, August 10, 2017 $WDW: Andrew Sookrah: Acrylic: Brush Strokes for Better Results!
Sat, July 29, 2017 $WEW: John Pryce: Plein Air: Oil
Thu, July 06, 2017 $WDW: Cathy Boyd: Oil (or Acrylic): Colour Me Crazy
Thu, July 06, 2017 $WDW: Ian McIntosh: Photograph Your Art
Sat, June 24, 2017 $WEW: Martha Johnson: Gestural Landscape on Mylar
Thu, June 01, 2017 $WDW: Ruth Ann Pearce: Coloured Pencil: A Fruitful Day
Thu, June 01, 2017 $WDW: Jordan Eveland: Media Adventures
Sat, May 20, 2017 $WEW: Doug Purdon: Acrylic
Thu, May 04, 2017 $WDW: Kim Martin: Pastel Pet Portraits
Thu, May 04, 2017 $WDW: Barbara Stofast: Texture in Acrylic with Mixed Media
Fri, April 21, 2017 $WEW: Brian Smith: Life Drawing, The Basics and Beyond
Thu, April 06, 2017 $WDW: Japanese Brush Painting: Roslyn Levin
Thu, March 16, 2017 $WDW: Mary Makrilias: The Fundamentals of Drawing
Thu, March 09, 2017 $WDW: Georgia! : Jennifer Lawton
Sat, February 25, 2017 $WEW Sandy Brand: Creativity, Colour, Composition
Thu, February 02, 2017 $WDW: Explorations in Watercolour: Richard VanderMeer
Sat, January 07, 2017 $WEW Capturing the Basics of Light and Shadow with Sharon Black
Sat, November 26, 2016 Postponed: $WEW Capturing the Basics of Light and Shadow with Sharon Black
Thu, November 03, 2016 $WDW Deb Grise: Challenges for Speed, Skill, Confidence
Thu, October 20, 2016 $WDW Kim Martin - Pastel Pet Portraits II
Sat, October 15, 2016 $WEW Leslie Staple - Botanicals in Watercolour
Sat, September 17, 2016 $WEW Atanur Dogan - Expressive Watercolour Portraits
Thu, September 08, 2016 $WDW Barbara Stofast: Techniques with Acrylic Gel Medium
Sat, August 20, 2016 $WEW Tom Campbell - Secrets of Master Painters (Oil)
Thu, August 04, 2016 $WDW Carol Thomson - Chinese Brush Painting (Watercolour)
Sat, July 16, 2016 CANCELLED: $WEW Sharon Barfoot - Exploring Cold Wax (Oil)
Thu, July 07, 2016 $WDW Lisa Rankin - Awaken your Inner Artist (Oil)
Sat, June 18, 2016 $WEW Kal Honey - Intro to Composition
Mon, June 06, 2016 $WDW Margaret Ferraro - Soft Pastels Plein Air Workshop
Thu, June 02, 2016 $WDW Mary Makrilias - Watercolour Dreamworks
Thu, June 02, 2016 $WDW Lois Green: Media Exploration (Acrylic & Watercolour)
Sat, May 21, 2016 $WEW Sheila Butler - Acrylics: Transparent & Opaque
Thu, May 05, 2016 $WDW Lois Green - Expressive Drawing
Thu, April 07, 2016 $WDW Cathy Boyd - 37-minute Paintings
Sat, March 19, 2016 $WEW Brian Smith - Abstracting the Figure
Thu, March 03, 2016 $WDW Merv Richardson - Watercolour for the Love of it
Mon, February 29, 2016 $WDW Alice Edwards- 30 Paintings in 30 Days
Sat, February 20, 2016 $WEW Margaret Ferraro - Soft Pastels


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