Winter Light, Watercolor on Arches 140# Rough Paper , 5"h x 7"w, 2012
I will be teaching a 2-day workshop at the Odd Fellows Lodge located at 342 Georgia Street, Vallejo, California on the two Sundays of 10/20 & 10/27 between 1 and 4 p.m. On the first Sunday We will be discussing the different types of materials normally used for watercolor painting: paper, brush and colors. This will be followed by demonstrations and hands-on practices of of four basic watercolor techniques flat wash, graded wash, wet-in-wet and dry brush. On the second Sunday you will learn how to paint a simple but atmospheric landscape using these four techniques you've just practiced. We will also discuss the visual language of color, design and composition, with practices on mixing the rainbow of hues using a limited palette.
Watercolor demonstrations, class discussions, one on one instructions and critiques are all part of this introductory class. I will also have handouts, color and instructional charts for sale, as well as prints and cards.
You can see more details of the class on the registration page. The name of my class is "Watercolor Beginnings".
Winter Solstice, Watercolor on Arches 140# Rough Paper, 5"h x 7"w, 2013
This class is ideally suited for anybody who has never picked up a paint brush, or those who has dabbled with watercolor and want a comprehensive review as well as some new insights. You will be taking home a little gem of landscape painting and send it as a holiday card to your friend and family. Come and enjoy a comprehensive introduction to the expressive medium of watercolor in a positive and supportive learning environment! Here you will find inspiration, motivation and information to improve your watercolor skills.
If you have your own materials (brush, paper, paint and palette) you are welcome to bring them. Otherwise with a material fee of $20 you will get a square and a round brush, two sheets of watercolor paper (size 9" x 12"), a plastic palette with painted squeezed into them, ready to be used! Just come and have fun!
Braving the Storm,
Watercolor on Fabriano Artistico #140 Cold Press Paper , 5"h x 7"w, 2013
I have shown some sample of images of possible landscape projects in this post that we will be working on during the workshop. They are all pretty small (approximately 5" x 7" in size) and utilizes an extremely limited palette (mostly just Cobalt Blue and Quinacridone Burnt Sienna). You will be trying your hands painting one of them during this workshop!