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Painting the Figure Simply and Beautifully in Watercolor

This workshop will be directed to the spontaneous representation of the male and female figure in watercolor.  There will be a strong emphasis on the use of color, white space and composition.  Color mixing from a limited palette, light, shade, shadow, brush techniques, graded washes, foreshortening, facial details, lost and found edges, and proportion will be demonstrated and practiced.  We will work from professional models.  No matter how much previous instruction you have had, this class will have you seeing and painting the figure in a new way.  This class is for you if you:

  • Have had some experience with watercolor.

  • Have had some experience drawing the figure.

  • Would like to learn some easy techniques for painting the figure quickly.

  • Want more confidence and skill painting figures in watercolor.

  • Want to paint the figure loose and free.


Earlier Event: July 13
Drawing Without Fear
Later Event: July 14
Woodblock Printing for Artists