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Learn from amazing artists...

2022 BRAA Workshops  

Vera Dickerson - Warm Red.jpg


with instructor VERA DICKERSON 

WHEN:  Saturday and Sunday, April 2 & 3rd

               9:30 AM - 4:00 PM with break for lunch

WHERE:  Warm Hearth Village Center

               2387 Warm Hearth Drive

               Blacksburg VA

COST:    $125 BRAA Members  (lunch included)

              $155 Non-members  (lunch included)


We're sorry but this WORKSHOP IS SOLD OUT!

Years ago Vera saw an exhibit of Matisse paintings at the National Gallery where one room was hung with “ normal” paintings on one wall and those with a complementary underpainting color on the other wall. The power of color play in those with an underpainting were amazing.

In this two day workshop we will use the warmth of an underpainting of a transparent red, and then build over that as we paint. Naphthol Red Light will be the under paint needed here. Although we will leave only small edges of this color visible, it creates a unity and warmth across the entire painting.

You may use any subject matter you like. It’s the color relations that are what we will explore.


  • Acrylic paints - naphthol red light, titanium white, raw umber, Azo Yellow medium, transparent yellow oxide, Indian yellow, Thalo blue, Thalo green, cobalt blue, transparent red iron oxide, Quinacridone magenta and any other acrylics you like

  • Acrylic gel  (Vera mixes gloss and matt gel together to make a satin finish, then thins it with water to the consistency of heavy cream)

  • Disposable palette

  • Paper towels

  • Your usual brushes - Vera uses flat inexpensive acrylic brushes,1/2” and 1” wide

  • A few watercolor pencils or crayons 

  • Spray bottle for water

  • Plastic table cover such as drop cloth or cheap table cloth from Dollar Tree

  • Photo reference and sketch materials

  • A hair dryer (optional)

  • Support - either a canvas or sealed watercolor paper (Vera seals with 2 coats of thinned acrylic gel)

REGISTRATION CLOSES:  March 20, 2022. Class limited to 16 people. Minimum of 10.



Registration fees are refundable (minus $25.00) if you cancel before or find a replacement by March 20, 2022. Cancellation after March 20 is non-refundable.

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