Last weekend I held my 3 day watercolor workshop in Mt. Vernon, Illinois at the Shrode Art Center. I had a fabulous group of students and just like every workshop and any time you get a group of artists together ideas were flowing. I always think I learn just as much as my workshop participants.
We started on day 1 painting pears. First in sepia and then in color. This exercise gets everyone playing in their paint and working on getting strong values. I also begin the day with a presentation.
|Me demoing the green pears. I paint from my ipad now. I think I have a couple converts in the class now:)|
On day 2 we began the day talking about my process and how I set up my till life set ups. I showed a step by step demo of the painting we were going to be working on. We painted "Spin the Bottle". Everyone did a fabulous job painting glass, getting their values established and creating the 3 dimensional bottle.
|My demo. Love painting from my Ipad.|
|Close up of me painting the bottom of my bottle. Thank you Tracy for taking pictures:)|
|Me painting "Spin the Bottle".|
Day 3 I talked about my favorite tools and websites, talked a little marketing and favorite books. We worked on painting ball jars.
|Everyone watching me work on Ball Jars:) Such a great group of students!!|