We worked on sunset skies this week in watercolors, a challenge to get just the right flow of intense color. the trick is to get your color mixes all worked out first. All your "puddles" pre- mixed and strong enough, more pigment less water in your super saturated colors. Lightly wet the paper and start laying it on with a big brush! No time to be timid, just get it on the page, going from your lightest colors to the darkest, then leave it! This is the important part,don't go back in and mess with it.!! just see what the effect is when it dries and you'll see whether you got your mixes strong enough or not. If it dries light you can correct it accordingly on the next one. It takes some trial and error before you can get the washes just right. Practice makes perfect. This sunset is one from my rooftop terrace.
With so many students returning and new ones joining, my classes are swelling! I've added some extra classes and
changed the day for plein air painting to* Sunday afternoon. You can look up on the Art Student link to see the new schedule.
Briefly 2 classes of watercolors on Tuesdays...9:30 to 12:30 and 2:00 to 5:00pm
Thursday am 9:30 to 12:30 oils /acrylics,
Friday am 9:30 to 12:30 oils/acrylics ... and Friday 2 to 4pm.- A new Drawing class. 2 hours. Learning about 3 D form , correct proportions....perspective , line and tonal values.
*Sunday afternoon plein air 1:30 to 4:30pm
PLEIN AIR Sunday JAN 16th, 1:30 to 4:30pm. We will be meeting in front of the Parroquia in the Jardin this week and choosing our scene from there. All are welcome, you can use watercolors, oils or acrylics. See you there! Donna.