Watercolor Class April 21, 2024

Marilyn Johansen

Surface, Composition and Attitude!


Marilyn teaches acrylic and watercolor painting in Fort Lauderdale. She brings her life experiences to her art, having lived from Belgium to Okinawa and places in between. Marilyn achieved a BA in Education and was a classroom teacher for 10 years. Marilyn is past Second VP of the Miami Watercolor Society, past President of the Florida Watercolor Society, and the Gold Coast Watercolor Society. Her work has been accepted into many States, National and International Exhibitions. She has signature status membership with Gold Coast Watercolor Society, Miami Watercolor Society and the Palm Beach Watercolor Society, Florida Watercolor Society, Pennsylvania Watercolor Society, Watercolor Society of Alabama, Texas Watercolor Society, Missouri Watercolor Society, and the Southern Watercolor Society. Her painting End of Day is featured in Northlight Books SPLASH 20, Creative Composition. She has been published in local newspapers and in Watercolor Artist Magazine. Her paintings are found in private collections in the US, Canada and Europe.

Marilyn paints in Series. Her various series include Birds, Soldiers Stories, Portraits of Family and Friends, Asian and scenes that convey a moment in time.

Her Soldier Stories Series of paintings has been on a continuous traveling exhibition in South Florida since 2016, honoring our US military. This series of paintings was used by the Navy League of Fort Lauderdale, FL on July 30, 2022, Commissioning of the ‘new’ Navy Ship, The USS Fort Lauderdale (LPD 28). It was a popular Exhibition at the Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport from June 2022- July 2023. An Exhibition at Art Serve Fort Lauderdale to commemorate the founding of the Veterans Administration.

Class Objectives
I will do a presentation of the topic. Then I will send everyone outside with their phones to snap pictures of interesting compositions. We’ll talk about the photos and compositions.
Then we’ll start on a painting with all that we have learned.
Just bring all your paints and a quarter or half sheet of paper plus your cell phones to take photos.

Pinecrest Community Center
5855 Killian Drive
Pinecrest, FL 33156

9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

If you are paying by check please make the check payable to MWS include your name, e-mail, and phone # and send it to:

Subrata Basu
6624 SW 78 Terr
South Miami, FL 33143


Apr 21 2024


9:30 am - 12:30 pm


Pinecrest Community Center
5855 Killian Drive, Pinecrest, FL 33156


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