Come paint with me and explore this wonderful medium in a relaxed and enjoyable setting.
Through demonstration, careful critique, and lessons learned over a long career, I will help you understand how to prepare for and antcipate the challenges that painting in watercolor presents. I will guide you through my process which relies on simplification of subject, study sketches, and value studies. In my experience this "road map" for your final painting will allow you to foresee possible compositional problems before you begin your painting and allow you to make adjustments before hand avoiding the need to "rescue" your watercolors.
I will concentrate on "studio" work, but weather / time permitting, will do plein air demonstrations and discuss how to approach working out of doors.
My intention is to give you the basic knowledge to begin exploring this wonderful medium in an understandable manner. I do not approach my workshops as a showcase for my talent. I would much rather focus on the best way to draw out your creative energies.
I can think of no other form of expression that I delight in more than painting and it is my sincere wish to share that pleasure with others.
In conjunction with their fall members show I will be offering a workshop through the Watercolor Society of Alabama September 19-21 at the Forstall Art Center in Birmingham, Alabama. For more information contact Tora Johnson at 205-423-0922 or email@example.com.
Workshop fees are $275 for WSA members and $305 for non members.
Space is limited so if you are interested please contact Tora soon.
Beginner to Intermediate (more advanced watercolorists welcome as well.)