This 1997 original was from a group of photographs I took of Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco years ago. It is a part of an ongoing series. The combination of the boats and piers fascinated me. When asked by a friend and contractor to donate an original to the AGC Foundation, this was what I thought might raise a lot of money. I had the freedom to use any means to make it work.
Armed with a new set of watercolor pencils, the boats were drawn and I began painting. It was fun but the painting still needed something. After staring at the piece, I decided to use the watercolor pencils to draw an irregular grid over the painting. My first thought was to fill some of the rectangles in with different colors, but instead I chose to lift shapes out using the grid as a guide. The lifting was done with a sense of balanced rhythmic pattern and I stopped when the painting came alive.
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This workshop uses specific exercises to create powerful imagery that target what you want to share with the viewer. My own personal struggles with this will benefit you! Strong visual examples are provided that simplify these ideas and can be applied to any subject. I will demonstrate using the painter’s most powerful elements: shape, value, and color to build your center of interest and create attractive, supportive and related backgrounds. Many students have thanked me for teaching them to see. In this course, painters will practice selection, edit out what is distracting and enhance how it goes together. This online class is interactive. You can ask questions and email in images for review!
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