Upcoming Workshop

Plein Air Painting Workshop with Carolyn Councell

When: Thursday April 26, 2018
Where : Quiet Waters Park, Annapolis,
Time:  10-1pm
Cost:  $25
Registration Form
Supply List for Plein Air Workshop

Spring is coming, and with it come opportunities to paint outdoors. At our March meeting, Stacey Sass presented a wonderful guide to the history and practice of plein air painting. Coming in April, AWC will host a plein air workshop taught by skilled artist Carolyn Councell  We hope that this workshop will encourage anyone who has perhaps considered plein air painting but has been intimidated by it to give it a try!  Registration is required and attendance will be limited to give all attendees an opportunity for individual assistance.  The registration form can be downloaded here.  Please direct any questions for the Workshop on April 26 to Carolyn Councell  (410) 437-5474‬ or

With all of this in the air, so to speak, the AWC is reviving our ad hoc plein air paint-outs. These will be occasional events in which our members will meet at a pre-announced location and simply paint together. No fee, no instruction, no pressure.  Watch for announcements here and by email about these events.


Carolyn Councell, “Trees over the River”

Carolyn is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art and has had experience in commercial art, teaching, and fine art.  She is a member of several art associations, including signature membership in MPSGS ,The Baltimore Watercolor Society and is a member of the Annapolis Watercolor Club.  She is also a member of, Annapolis Art Alliance, MD Federation of Art, The Chesapeake Show, and The Barrier Island Art Gallery in Sanibel, Florida.  She has exhibited extensively in each of these venues as well as in other galleries in these regions.

Carolyn has received numerous awards:
most recently ” Peoples Choice” at the Annapolis Maritime Museum,;
First Prize in the Baltimore Watercolor Society Anniversary show;
Honorable Mention at the Annapolis Watercolor Club exhibit at Quiet Waters Park in Annapolis
First Prize at the Annapolis Watercolor Club exhibit at Maryland Hall in Annapolis.
She has won Equal awards and Honorable Mention awards at The Art League in  Alexandria, VA.
Hospice Cup poster award, 2017
Best in Show award, Benfield  Gallery, Erica Walsh show, 2017

Carolyn’s styles range from realism to abstract, and she usually combines both approaches in her paintings.  Subject matter includes people, landscapes, seascapes, and flowers.  Her preferred media includes watercolor, acrylic, mixed media, and oil.

About her work she says “I try not to set boundaries in painting, leaving the door open to inspiration which can come from various experiences.  I feel each painting has a life of its own, and attempt to go with what each one suggests to me,  such as mood, color, composition, balance, and all of the elements of art. I let the painting “speak to me”.  By continually growing as an artist I feel there are no limitations to what can be achieved  in the world of Art.”

Carolyn Councell

Recent Workshop

Exploring Watercolor on Yupo with Kathy Daywalt

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Kathy Daywalt with one her Demo Paintings

Karen De Graffenreid

A full house

Kathy Daywalt, "Patchwork Haven"

Kathy Daywalt, “Patchwork Haven”



Kathy Daywalt, "Moonbeams Spill into the Valley"

Kathy Daywalt, “Moonbeams Spill into the Valley”

Visit the gallery page for photos from our recent workshop with Stacy Levy

Past workshops

(in reverse chronological order):

Stacy Lund Levy              November 2017

Nancy Van Meter             July 2017
Kathy Daywalt                  April 2017
Steve Fleming                  September 2016

Lynn Ferris                        June 2016
Linda Luke                        April 2016
Sue Corrigan-Yo              February 2016

Steve Bleinberger           November 2015
Brenda Kidera                  June 2015
Bruce Handford              March 2015