Monday, October 28, 2013

BEHIND-THE-SCENES LOOK -- My 2-Day Watercolor Workshop in Ohio

I enjoyed painting with 6 wonderfully eager-to-learn ladies, at my 2nd Annual Watercolor Workshop in Uniontown, Ohio, that took place two weeks ago.  We painted forests, using the negative painting techniques that I love to teach.  It is such a great technique to learn, in order to achieve depth in your paintings.  

Even though they were all following my lead, with this step-by-step project, they managed to create 6 uniquely different paintings by the end of the day.  It's always fun to see the results of this project.   

music is "Leaves of Autumn" by Jiang Xiao-Qing

On the 2nd Day of the Workshop, we worked on two different projects -- a Grid of Leaves (where we tried out various underpaintings in each section, and then drew and painted different leaf shapes over them),  and Stargazer Lilies (where we drew and painted lilies, from life, (and one sunflower!), and did some negative painting, too).  Since we went back and forth between projects, no one was able to finish any one painting, but they were all off to great starts on both.  Hopefully, they all finish their paintings at home.

music is "Autumn Equinox" by Cynthia Jordan

It was a great time, and I think everyone learned something.  I'll definitely be back next year!

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