Intermediate and Advanced Watercolor
No matter how experienced you are as an artist, it never hurts to review some of the 'elementary' concepts. And as you become more familiar with other artists in the media, you can easily see that there is not one approach. But, believe me, there is at least one approach that will speak to you. Just as we aren't all alike as people, we aren't all alike as artists.
So, for the next few weeks, lets use this summer to relax, check out some new approaches and experiment to find what will work for you. A goal of easy growth.
This first week, we will be going over fundamentals looking at materials. Brushes, paper, and paint. Properties and Usages.
We'll be using Birgit O'Connor's words on these. You can find a lot of tutorials from her on youtube or NorthLight.
Birgit paints in a very relaxed and flowing style. Not to say she doesn't plan carefully. She does a lot of advance work so when she places her brush on the paper she has a very good idea of what will happen. But if there is a bloom, she either fixes it or lets it contribute to the overall painting.
So relax! Take a deep breath and I'll see you on Wednesday.
Plein Air Pastel