Framed watercolor painting by Peg Sheridan entitled “Rainbow Trout.”
16″ x 17″ Retail value = $380.
About the Artist: Peg Sheridan www.pegsheridan.com
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Artist Peg Sheridan lives in Staunton, Virginia. She has 40 years of experience in painting watercolors. She enjoys sharing her experience, and has been teaching art classes for over 20 years. She is a faculty member of the Beverley Street Studio School in Staunton and teaches at several other art centers in the region. With a degree in Wildlife Biology, Peg has a special interest in painting landscapes and wildlife. She enjoys painting outdoors, or “en plein air.” Peg and her husband Pat lived in Hot Springs with their three daughters from 1998 until about 2007. Peg continues to paint in Bath and Highland counties a few times a year.
Peg is a signature member of the Virginia Watercolor Society and is active in several other arts organizations. She has won several awards for her paintings, including “Best Watercolor” in Plein Air Magazine’s August salon competition. Peg is known for her loose, colorful watercolors.
“My paintings are a way for me to share my love of the outdoors and my appreciation for the beauty around us. Many of them are painted outside. They also share my love of the medium of watercolor, with its transparency, ability to flow across the paper, and the wonderful surprises that happen. I usually start with a small sketch. I plan my colors, often using a limited palette of three to five colors. I then often wet my watercolor paper and quickly put in washes of color. When that dries, I start adding details, lights, and darks. When the light, colors, and atmosphere of the day are captured, I stop.