Watercolor can be a fast, expressive, and immediate medium which lends itself to rendering the human figure. This three hour workshop introduces concepts and ideas which will enable participants to utilize watercolor in a gestural manner and to consider the figure expressively. It will begin with a lecture and demonstration, highlighting material interests and offering visual examples. From there we will move through several exercises designed to broaden participant’s visual understanding of the human figure. Everyone will complete several paintings over the course of the workshop.
We will work from photo reference which will be supplied. Participants are free to bring their own reference as well.
The suggested materials are as follows:
-a selection of pencils
-a selection of brushes
-watercolors (preferably a set of at least 12 colors), QoR, Grumbacher, Winsor & Newtown are great.
-watercolor paper pad, such as Fluid or Strathmore (preferably cold press), approximately 9”x12”
-watercolor pan/palette (colors will be supplied to amend your paints)
-feel free to bring any other watercolor materials that you may like such as sponges or weird brushes, but they’re not required.
There will be materials on site, but it’s always a good idea to have your own things so you can continue with the techniques covered in the workshop.
Artists of all experience levels are encouraged to enroll.