2018 Francese Watercolor Workshop

                   .................we're goin' back to Golden, Colorado !!!

 Where:   Foothills Art Center   -   Golden, Colorado
 When:    15 - 17 May, 2018

 I am pleased to announce that I will be returning to the Foothill Art     Center in Golden, Colorado for my first workshop of the 2018 season.   The Center has a wonderful classroom with a private (rear) entrance and is an excellent facility in which to conduct a workshop.  

The workshop will be held from 9 AM to 4 PM each day.  I will be doing daily demonstrations at 9:00 AM and again at 12:30 PM, each lasting approximately 30-45 minutes.  There will be ample time following the demonstrations for students to finish their paintings and to conduct a critique of the work completed that day at about 3:00 PM.

This workshop will be 'strictly Colorado'.  Each scene will be one of a Colorado landscape, including scenes of the 'high country', ski towns and rural areas of the state.  I have completed sketches of all scenes which I intend to use as the demonstration images.  Sketches will serve to enhance the learning process.

I'm inviting everyone to join me in this unique workshop.  It should be a lot of fun as well as learning evolution.                 Frank


Nature Scenes

                         Ward Lake, Grand Mesa, Colorado

This painting received the "Best of Show" award in the 22nd Annual Exhibition of the Colorado Watercolor Society.  It was the first of two "Best of Show' awards I was fortunate enough to receive from this prestigious organization.

About the Artist Published Articles

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Having been born and raised in western Colorado, the mountains, mesas and monuments of Colorado and eastern Utah have always served as an inspiration for my artwork.  A single viewpoint of a natural scene changes dramatically with the seasons.  The colors and shadows of a particular scene will also change with the time of day and sun angle.  Those factors undoubtedly affected the style of artwork that is my signature today. 

   Lost Lake at Kebler Pass, CO. 

This painting was entered into the Colorado Watercolor Society 23rd Annual Exhibition.  The work was awarded “Best of  Show”.

The artist has been published in more than twenty articles including Watercolor Magic, which is now circulated under the name Watercolor Artist and Artist Magazine.  Frank’s most recent publication appeared in the November issue of Artist Magazine titled "Art in the Streets" describing his latest two week adventure to Guatemala where he conducted demonstrations in local colleges and in the rural highland areas of that country.

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