Janine Helton is thrilled and honored to report that her painting, Bubbly, received 2nd place in the Northwest Watercolor Society’s 2020 80th Annual International Open Exhibition, judged by Ron Stock, who narrowed the 674 entries from 38 states and 12 countries down to 75 paintings in the exhibition. The exhibition will be online from Oct. 27th, 2020, to Jan. 1, 2021.
This morning, October 17th, Saint Louis Watercolor Society members joined Urban Sketchers St. Louis at Piazza on the Hill. Although it was a chilly morning, the group had a lovely time sketching with such rich subject matter surrounding them. Here are some photos they shared with us of their sketches.
The deadline to register for my last workshop offering of 2020 is fast approaching! (Select supplies will be mailed out to registrants on October 23, 2020.)
Negative Painting for Watercolorists, Simplified
When: November 5-6, 2020 (it will be a nice escape from potential election chaos!)
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.