Watercolor: quick works, sketches and studies
ZOOM COURSE | Monday | Number of Lessons: 6 | 01/23/2023 - 02/27/2023 | 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM EST
This 6 sessions watercolor course is dedicated to create quick, fresh watercolors to practice capturing the essential aspects of a subject, improving your technical skills, such as the fluidity of the brushstroke, the saturation of the color, a variety of textural effects, the economy and elegance of the execution.
We will also practice working with an essential palette using only a few colors: red earth, yellow ochre, blue, black and a few more.
This limited palette is perfect to learn to use each color at its full, its technical characteristics and chromatic possibilities and to capture the subject in its essential aspect.
During each one of the 3 hour sessions, we will aim to create 3 or 4 watercolor paintings, both from photographic references and from masters’ artworks with the intent to paint as much as possible and develop confidence in painting, technical skills and personal technique.
The copies created using Masters’ paintings, will give us the opportunity to analyze and practice the method and technique used by the artists that produced them. The students will then also prepare artworks created “in the style of” Wyeth, Nolde, Hopper, Rodin, Turner and many more artists, both male and female. This approach is very useful to learn to personally interpret a given technique and make independent technical and stylistic decisions.
In this course, we will also prepare small studies, sketches, and preliminary studies to visualize ideas or possible different aesthetic solutions of the same subject.