Seeing the shapes
A good painting starts with a plan. A photograph may have something you want to paint, but you can usually improve the composition. On the train from Basel, Switzerland to Italy, this spring Paul and I rode through the countryside at 185 mph. It was amazing! It was possible to take useable photographs with a cell phone. After deleting and cropping many photographs, I have some great pictures to work with.
Yesterday was the last day of Watercolor I. Last week we practiced creating visual volume in black & white. This week we used those skills to paint volume into our subject matter. In this sketch, Stone pine trees with their oval shapes and pointed cypress trees surround the architecture. A contour drawing helps you know where to start and stop. Since there is too much in this drawing, we will crop and simplify the design.
Three Wednesdays: June 14, 21 & 28
$255.00 – 10:00-3:00 Lunch is included (Chef’s choice, soup, salad & sandwich)
June 14: Painting Trees & Flowers
June 21: Landscape with Building(s)
June 28: Painting Water