The talented artists in the workshop were enthusiastic and very welcoming and the 80 degree weather on Sunday was a nice bonus! Below are some photos if you are interested in seeing what we were working on.
I arrived on Friday afternoon and demonstrated for the Brevard Watercolor Society on Saturday. It was a large group of 60 or so artists.
|Demonstrating for the BWS artists|
The workshop was Sunday-Tuesday. Each day was filled with demos and group instruction, group talks, individual painting time, and one-on-one instruction. On Day One, we concentrated on achieving accurate values through a one-color study.
|Start of a one-color value study|
|Competed one-color value study|
We proceeded to work on thumbnail sketches of larger narrative paintings that included at least one figure.
|Pencil thumbnail sketches|
Afterwards, we developed the sketches into color studies.
|Three different color studies|
I demonstrated painting techniques each day.
Painting a demo using reference photos, color studies,
and thumbnail sketches.
|The start of one of the demos|
|The start of another demo. I didn't get very far!|
As you can see from the photos below, it was a large group. Everyone was very patient as I worked my way around the room for one-on-one consultations.
There was a great variety of experience in the group, but each artist tried new things and ventured out of their comfort zones. It was a wonderful time for me to get to know each of them. Thank you to the Brevard Watercolor Society for hosting me!