First Workshop – October 8, 9, 10 – 2019 – only 2 spots left
Second Workshop – October 12, 13, 14 – 2019 – only 4 spots left
Sponsored by Southwestern Watercolor Society
Price: $350 for SWS Members – $400 for Non-Members
Location: Skypony Gallery / Teta Smith’s Studio
Janet has been a working professional artist for over 33 years, and is a nationally recognized instructor, conducting workshops all over the United States and in Europe, and is a Signature member of the American Watercolor Society, Florida Watercolor Society, as well as others, winning many awards for her paintings. As well as a national instructor, she has demonstrated extensively for various groups and exhibitions.
This workshop will be aptly titled “Watercolor Impressions – Flowers, Head & Figure”. Fresh flowers in the studio will be the inspiration for the beginning of this workshop, progressing to faces and figures. Through a series of “fun” painting exercises, students will develop a more loose and natural approach, giving an opportunity to be spontaneous and expressive in their paintings. We will move into painting people, learning how to express translucent flesh tones, while focusing on the gesture of the person. Painting children will also be covered as well as an approach to quickly interpret the figure. Some students may want to paint just figures or just flowers, although the demonstrations and instruction are geared to beginning with flowers and ending with faces and figures.
Janet’s work is in Galleries in Maine, and Florida, and can also be found in the book “The One-Hour Watercolorist” . She has four instructional DVDs. Janet says “I love the fluid nature of watercolor. To me, the interaction of artist with the medium is like a dance – full of motion, feeling, and expression. Discovering new color and composition as the painting develops is my joy. As a teacher, my goal is to enable students to find their connections with watercolor in new and expressive ways.”