Upcoming Classes offered by Janine Helton

Negative Painting for Watercolorists, Simplified

Dates & Price

6/25/2020 – 6/26/2020
$200.00

Location

Green Door Art Gallery
21 N. Gore
Webster Groves, Missouri 63119
United States

Contact Info

Janine Helton
janine@janheltonartworks.com

More Details

ONE SPOT HAS JUST OPENED UP** Sign up today for this small group/lots of personal attention class…only 5 students max to allow for social distancing.

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, demonstrations and practice.

DAY 2:  The emphasis will be on skill development with more demonstrations and lots of painting practice with one-on-one assistance.  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.  

This class will meet from 9 am to 3:30 pm each day.

When you click here to REGISTER, please specify “June Negative Painting” in the comment section and I’ll send you an invoice.

Click here for SUPPLY LIST

*Some experience in watercolor is required.

*Class size is limited to 5 students.

Negative Painting for Watercolorists, Simplified (Online Only)

Dates & Price

7/23/2020 – 7/24/2020
$200.00

Location

Zoom

Contact Info

Janine Helton
janine@janheltonartworks.com

More Details

NEW! An online version of this popular workshop is now available! The two days will be customized to make this virtual learning experience a positive and productive one for you. Click here for answers to frequently asked questions.

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, demonstrations and practice.

DAY 2: The emphasis will be on skill development with more demonstrations and lots of painting practice with one-on-one assistance. 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 in advance (I will send it to you).

This class will meet from 9 am to 3:30 pm each day. CENTRAL TIME ZONE USA

When you click here to REGISTER, please specify “July Negative Painting – ZOOM” in the comment section and I’ll send you an invoice.

Click here for SUPPLY LIST

*Some experience in watercolor is required. Class size limited to 8 students.

Urban Sketchers St. Louis Virtual Trip to Cusco, Peru

Here are some photos from the virtual urban sketching sessions we had Tuesday, May 26th, and Wednesday, May 27th, touring Cusco, Peru, using ZOOM.  Everyone really enjoyed the quiet and peace of sketching together.  It was unusually refreshing.  No bugs, no “where is the bathroom?”, no trucks parking in front of your view, no changing of the shadows.  We plan to do it again.
Not all participants sent photos of their artwork, but we wanted to share the artwork sent in by Annette, Janet, Jan, Jenny, John, Kathy, Liz, Carla, Marlene, and me. 

Linda Thompson

Tuesday’s Participants
Wednesday’s Participants

Call for Art

We received the following invitation:

Bold Expressions 2020, Northern California Arts, Inc.(NCA)65th International Open Juried Art Exhibit. Open to fine artists everywhere.
NCA, Inc., located in the Sacramento Area invites you to submit your original
artwork. Photography, giclees, video, computer generated art, or crafts are not accepted for this show. Juror: John Michael Keating, https://johnmichaelkeating.com.
Online application deadline August 8, 2020; exhibit dates: October 6-November 1 2020. Best of show $1,000 plus cash & gift awards. For detailed Artist’s Prospectus: norcalartsinc.org & click on call to artists. Bold Expressions 2020.Info:paul@nccn.net 530-346-6078

An Invitation to a Plein Air Event

Webster Arts — Keeping Art Alive!
It’s not quite time to come out yet, but we have art for you! 
Paint Webster is still a go for May 9, with some important changes. Open to both amateurs and professionals, the competition encourages artists of all ages to capture on canvas the outdoor spaces of the charming Webster Groves community.
In 2020:
The entrance fee has been eliminated.
Register online only to be eligible for prizes!
Please paint only on May 9. It’s an honor thing!
Paint in your yard, in a park away from others, in the business districts away from others.
Consider wearing a mask.
Awards will be given for best paintings in several categories
and announced on Webster-Arts.org, Facebook and Instagram.
Email your finished work to Webster Arts for judging and an on-line exhibition.
See all the details and registration information at 
https://www.webster-arts.org/about-paint-webster-registration2020
Thank you to Paint Webster sponsors: 
Webster University, Crossroad Business District,
Old Orchard Business District, and Old Webster Business District.