Watercolor Workshop – January 21 – 22, 2015, sponsored by Farmers Branch – Carrollton Art Association at Farmers Branch Recreation Center, 14050 Heartside Place, Farmers Branch, TX, from 9-4:00.
Cost for two days: $200.
Contact Toni Wengler. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Phone: 214-585-2065.
Class description: Cecy Turner will be teaching a two-day watercolor workshop January 21-22, 2015. Students MAY paint in oils instead of watercolor, but the two morning demonstrations will be in watercolor.
The first day the focus will be on either a waterfall or cascades including some rocks and trees. Techniques will be shown to get the water to flow, spray, splash and throw up mist against the rocks. Lit rocks, reflected light on the rocks and achieving depth from foreground to distance will be stressed. We will concentrate on breaking the scene down to major SHAPES, not more than five or six, before we dive into painting it. Some photos will be provided, but would prefer you bring your own if you have any- you will be more excited about what you’re painting if it’s either a photo you took and have been wanting to paint, or a photo you got somewhere else and cared enough about it to keep it, tear it out, or whatever.
The second day, students may choose to continue to paint waterfall/ river/rocks, but the morning demonstration will be on painting fall or summer aspen trees. Here we will concentrate on design, making each tree different, good SHAPES for foliage, leading the eye around the painting, opening up a path for the eye, atmosphere and depth in the scene. You might want to check out Cecy’s blog on aspen trees: An Aspen a Day. www.anaspenaday.com. The second day students will receive help with either subject they are painting. A critique of the work done will be given toward the end of the second day. I recommend working on a quarter sheet watercolor paper, unless you never paint that small and would prefer larger. It will be a very informative workshop with a lot of individual help. Class is limited to 15. Supply list will be sent upon registration.
Cecy’s web site is www.cecyturner.com.