Time: 10 AM – 4:00 PM
Cost: $125 for CAG Members $150 for non-members
Putting those first brushstrokes on a blank piece of paper is intimidating for many artists. This workshop helps students get that first stage over quickly — in a fun and freeing way.
During our three days together, we’ll produce two paintings, a half sheet or larger. The first painting is based on a saturated wet into-wet technique, with everyone working on one subject - A Koi Pond. Watercolors, mixed into muffin tins or small cups, are applied in a haphazard way over the entire paper. Very little drawing is needed! Gradually, the koi are “lifted” out of the background using a large, damp brush. The technique is mesmerizing and the damp edges formed by the brush make the koi look as though they are in motion. It is a thoughtful, relaxing process and the results are always surprising.
The second painting is also on a half to full size sheet. Students may have a particular subject in mind, others may wait-and-see…either way works. We will literally pour select colors onto the paper, covering
the entire sheet. When dry, students will draw their subject, then begin painting. Masking fluid and
additional pours can be incorporated, if desired. The end result of both methods is fascinating to view and
difficult to achieve any other way!