This class will focus on simplification. Simplification is the best means of planning and transforming what you see in a painting. The overall objective is to show the vast range and flexibility of watercolor and to put emotion and conviction into painting by exploring, experimenting and developing the creativity of each individual.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
Beverly is a professional artist with a studio located in Trophy Club, Texas, where she actively pursues her profession. She enjoys painting a variety of subject matter including, florals, landscapes, figurative and portraits. She recently became interested in photography, partially due to her grandchildren.
Beverly is currently represented in the Frame Up Gallery in Mt. Vernon, Texas and The Last Gallery in McKinney, Texas. She is a past and present member of the following art associations: Signature Member of the Outdoor Painters Society, Signature Member of Southwest Watercolor Society, Pastel Society of the Southwest and Oil Painters of America.
She has participated in selected exhibitions where she has won numerous awards including:
Pastel Society of the Southwest Dallas 1999, Still Life Award, Dallas 2001, Merit Award, Pastel Society of the West Coast, San Diego, California, Western Federation of Watercolor Societies, 1999, Award of Excellence, "Art Splash" Graham, Texas, Still Life Award 2006, Selected in National Top 100 "Arts for the Parks" Miniature Division, 2004
fridays 1:30 PM-4:00 PM
Session 1: 9/22 9/29, 10/6, 10/13
Session 2: 10/27, 11/10, 11/17, 12/1
You will need only a few basic brushes: 1" flat, 1/2" flat, large round (#6, #7 or #8)
Small round or rigger
Silver Black Velvet 3/8" Striper
Also scraping tools, palette knifes, old credit cards, etc.
I use the mop brushes, and if you already have some, please bring them. If you don't, I don't require them as they are quite expensive.
Suggested: 140 lb cold press or 140 lb rough
Sketchbook or other loose paper for sketches and value studies
Cadmium Lemon, Cadmium Yellow, Yellow Ochre, Raw Sienna, Cadmium Red Light, Alizarin, Burnt Sienna, Ultramarine Blue, Cobalt Blue, Cerulean Blue, Indantherene Blue, Quinacridone Gold, Turquoise, Burnt Umber, Neutral Tint, Viridian or Sap Green
PALETTE - Any palette will do
Water container wide enough for your widest brush
Water-resistant board -- needs to be slightly larger than your paper
Sponge, #2 pencils, Bulldog clips ore masking tape, spray bottle, paper towels and kneaded eraser
Easel or something to vary the angle as you paint
Photographs for subject matter