An upbeat and positive workshop designed to generate enthusiasm. Each day’s schedule includes a 45 minute morning and afternoon painting demonstrations, one-on-one instruction, group critiques and ample time for personal painting. Subject matter will range from nature scenes, country scenes, cityscapes, the tropics, and nature’s moods.
Frank Francese was born in Arizona in 1951 but has resided in Colorado for most of his life. He has been a professional artist since 1976 and achieved the groundwork for his profession while attending Western State College in Gunnison, Colorado.
Watercolors came to the forefront of Francese's artistic work in 1983. His liquid style is unique and distinctive. Frank enjoys working on a very wet surface, letting the pure color mix itself on the paper. His shapes are large and loose, often disregarding fine detail. Frank uses abrupt color changes of the same value with the white of the watercolor paper to bring his paintings to life. The subject matter for Francese watercolors is always varied, reflecting his national and international travels as well as local western Colorado scenes.