March 2022 – William Lum
Join us Thursday, March 10, for William Lum’s art demo – “Watermedia.”
Watermedia: watercolor, gouache, acrylic, and casein.
William will talk about the history and characteristics of each, how they differ, and lastly how to use them in combination.
Williams Story: Finding my birth parents at age 40 is how I got started into watercolor painting. My newly discovered father told me about my family history, including a relative who was a famous watercolor painter. Always curious, I found a cheap watercolor set and tried painting my neighborhood street corner in Sunnyvale, California in the 90’s. Much to my surprise there was a major positive reaction from friends about my attempt at painting and so I dabbled with watercolor for four years when I could find time from work. Then I made the decision to quit art entirely so that I could devote more time to raising my family and work.
After 17 years of no art, in 2015, now retired, kids gone, and newly moved into Placer County, now I have the time to pursue my watercolor painting again. I kept the same intention of capturing images from my day-to-day life experiences in this region of California. Anything I see is a potential subject, which once included a restroom fixture. When the 2020 pandemic arrived, painting helped me focus on doing something constructive while being isolated. During that year, I experimented with other mediums; casein, gouache, and acrylic. I still continue to experiment, learn, and paint, it is a never-ending mission.
2021 was my 6th year participating with the Placer Artist Studio Tour and my first year with the Art Studio Trek. I am a member of the Folsom Arts Association, Rocklin Fine Arts, and WASH (Sacramento Fine Arts).
The Gallery at 48 Natoma has limited on-site staff. For the demos, please:
* Park in the back of the building.
* Enter through the back door.
The back door will be open for you to come and go.
For questions, contact Lori Anderson, Folsom Arts President.