I'm offering two watercolor workshops in August: Negative Painting, Simplified and Backgrounds and Birds.
In the Negative Painting workshop you will learn...If you've been painting for awhile and still have trouble grasping the concept of negative painting, this watercolor workshop is for you! You will not be painting flowers and leaves or any "thing", instead you will learn to paint the space around the flowers and leaves, creating glowing blooms, foliage and layers of depth through multiple glazes. As you develop the skill of negative painting, you will practice seeing "shapes" instead of "things", learn to save your whites and lights without using masking fluid, and be able to create a full range of values in your paintings without resulting in "muddy" darks.
8/7/2019 - 8/8/2019
For Backgrounds and Birds...
In this all-day watercolor workshop, Janine will show you her method of painting and capturing the essence of birds as well as how she creates interesting, complementary backgrounds.
Janine will begin the day with examples and explanations of her process, followed by a demonstration of a planned background/underpainting. One-on-one assistance will follow as you work on your own composition, transferring your images to the paper and then “playing” with color and water to create a colorful foundation for your subject.
Once the backgrounds are established, Janine will demonstrate her method of painting birds while providing explanations regarding value, color mixing, edges, control of water and pigment, positive and negative painting, lifting color, and so much more!
During the remainder of the afternoon you will have plenty of painting time with assistance as needed. You will be encouraged to slow down and enjoy the process as some concepts may be new to you. Supply list provided upon registration.
This class will meet from 9 am to 4 pm.
8/26/2019 - 8/26/2019
Both Workshops Located at:
Stone Soup Galleries
2004 Chesterfield Mall
Chesterfield, Missouri 63017
For more information or to register, go to https://janheltonartworks.com/workshops