PAINTING THE PORTRAIT IN WATERCOLORS
Dates & Price
9/16/2020 – 9/18/2020
In this three-day virtual workshop, you will discover my process for painting fresh watercolor portraits filled with color, personality, and feeling. You will receive daily group instruction, step-by-step demonstrations, and plenty of painting time with an emphasis on slowing down and enjoying the process.
You will learn and practice important concepts such as choosing a subject, interpreting your photo, planning your composition, considering value and color, understanding edges, managing the ratio of water and pigment on your brush, and so much more! This small group format will provide ample time for one-on-one instruction. Private access to the demonstration video for six months following workshop is included in the price, as well as a follow-up critique.
This class will meet from 9 am to 3 pm each day (CENTRAL STANDARD TIME USA).
NEGATIVE PAINTING FOR WATERCOLORS, SIMPLIFIED
Dates & Price
11/5/2020 – 11/6/2020
Two information-packed days will be customized to make this virtual learning experience a positive and productive one for you. To best prepare for online learning, please read VIRTUAL WATERCOLOR WORKSHOP FAQs.
If you’ve been painting for awhile and still have trouble grasping the concept of negative painting, this watercolor workshop is for you! You will not be painting flowers and leaves or any “thing”, instead you will learn to paint the space around the flowers and leaves, creating glowing blooms, foliage and layers of depth through multiple glazes. As you develop the skill of negative painting, you will practice seeing “shapes” instead of “things”, learn to save your whites and lights without using masking fluid, and be able to create a full range of values in your paintings without resulting in “muddy” darks.
DAY 1: Negative painting is a difficult concept to master in that it is contrary to the way we naturally see things. You will learn exactly what negative painting is (and why it’s a good skill to have) through explanations, examples, step-by-step demonstrations and practice.
DAY 2: The emphasis will be on skill development with more demonstrations and lots of painting practice with one-on-one guidance. Negative painting is a layered technique which requires drying time between glazes, so you may work on two or more paintings at once if desired. Paper will be provided (shipped) in advance for participants who register by October 22, 2020.
This class will meet from 9 am to 3:30 pm each day. CENTRAL TIME ZONE USA
Private access to the demonstration video for six months following workshop is included in the price, as well as a follow-up critique.