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101 Glazes of Transparent Watercolor with Janet Belich

  • 05 Oct 2021
  • 10:00 AM
  • 06 Oct 2021
  • 4:00 PM
  • Howard County Arts Center, 8510 High Ridge Rd. Ellicott City, MD 21043
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Glazes of

Transparent Watercolor

with Janet Means Belich

Tuesday and Wednesday

October 5th and 6th 2021

from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

at the Howard County Arts Center

8510 High Ridge Rd. 

Ellicott City, MD 21043

BWS Member Registration:

August 7th 2021 10:00 a.m.         $130 

Non-Member registration:

August 21st 2021 10:00 a.m.       $145 

Not a Member? Consider signing up as an Associate

Registration ends September 28th unless it is filled before. 

BWS is pleased to have nationally recognized artist Janet Belich teach at the Howard County Arts Center. She is a prize-winning artist, teacher, demonstrator,  and Signature member of American Watercolor Society, National Watercolor Society, Transparent Watercolor Society of America, Pennsylvania Watercolor Society (SGG), Philadelphia Watercolor Society, and the Baltimore Watercolor Society. She has won various awards in those exhibitions.

Janet resides in Germantown, MD and is a graduate of Westminster College in Wilmington, PA where she earned her BA degree in Art Education.

"I attribute my love of watercolor to having studied there with Robert Hild, AWS. I have always kept in mind his mantra that 'with quantity comes quality' and so even in the years of moving constantly and raising a family, I painted in an effort to keep skills from rusting. Good thing too, as so much has changed since then, but I still try to be a 'Purist' with drawing and brushwork. I tend to see everything in terms of watercolor...'virtual watercolor glasses', if you will, so my subjects and interests span the gamut. Over the years, I have enjoyed meeting so many wonderful painters and have learned a great deal from the uniqueness each brings to the medium."

In this 2-day workshop we’ll focus on using transparent watercolors and Gouache, creating a painting using both mediums to create a painting of Janet's choosing. 

Learn how to work with watercolor glazes to produce vibrant, textural paintings. 

There will be a step by-step instruction demonstration, and one-on-one interaction during the class. Knowledge of basic watercolor is helpful. 


Janet: "Observing the intricacies of Indian corn can help one develop skills to paint anything. The simple act of observation is the most important key to telling your story in watercolor...or any medium, really.  We will see shapes and their relationship to each other, the contrast of light & dark values and that dreaded perspective all taught through the subject of corn. 

With multiple glazes of transparent watercolor we will develop the rich darks that make the light values jump out and add dimension to the flat surface. We'll also compare characteristics of transparent pigments to gouache by looking at paintings done with that medium."

Janet  will supply a photo reference to be transferred on to the paper before coming to class the first day.

Janet's Supply List: 

  **PAINT: Any brand of professional transparent, tube watercolor. (I use Daniel Smith (DS) and Winsor Newton(W/N). Bring what you have and don't limit yourself to my brands or color choices. 

         Some of my favorite colors are: W/N Olive Green, W/N Violet (Dioxazine), W/N Cadmium Yellow, DS New Gamboge, DS Undersea Green, DS Quin Gold, DS Quin Gold Deep, W/N Antwerp Blue, W/N Cadmium Scarlet, W/N Alizarin Crimson, DS Indigo, DS Ultramarine Blue, DS Quin Rose, Maroon Perylene, DS Isoindoline Yellow. 

**PAPER: ARCHES #140 COLD PRESS PAPER. 2 or 3 Half sheet sizes(15"x20") will be good. Plus, smaller pieces to use to test things. 

**BRUSHES: GOOD quality preferably natural hair or blends of various size rounds. Ones I go to mostly are Winsor Newton or Escoda Reserva #10, #8, #6, #4 and a larger mop brush or one that holds a lot of water. Again, these are what I use but bring what you have. 






*ERASER (non-abrasive) 






*Open mind and a tolerance to puns and silly jokes 


  • Price: $130 for all BWS members and $145 for non-members 
  • Please pay online if possible with your Credit Cards. Otherwise, checks should be made out to Baltimore Watercolor Society and mailed to Sabine Yeager at the address below. Please enter the name of the program on your check.
  • For online registration, visit and go to Public Events.
  • Participants will be limited to 16 
  • Confirmation of your registration will be sent upon receipt of your check or online payment. Checks must be received within 5 days of registration to be considered as registered. Please reference the check to the workshop.

Mail checks to:

Sabine Yeager 

BWS Workshop Chair 

11315 Maplewood Dr.

Ridgely, MD 21660



80% refund if notified no later than September 28th. Later refunds of 80% are given only if there is a substitute participant.

Please direct questions to our Program Chair

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