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Saturday, September 15, 2018

Student Work from Night Landscape Workshop


Last Saturday I taught a "Night Landscape" workshop for a watercolor group that meets monthly for a one-day workshop.  When their normal instructor was not available they invited me to teach. It was great interacting with the eleven artists who came out on a rainy day to enjoy a day of art. 

I was definitely stretching their comfort zone by having them work with saturated paint (where there is a much more paint and less water) and stressing to put down the paint and don't touch it, let the paint do the work. Several commented that they wanted to loosen up and they found this process liberating. Other struggled with not working back into wet areas.


I wanted to show some of their results here. When I took these photos the skies were done but most still needed to add one more layer to the lower portion of the landscape to shift the grassy area from daylight to night.  







Some had incorporated the house, barn and figures and others had not. 



 As you can see most have a mask over the moon, allowing them to paint the sky without having to work around the moon.  Once the mask is gone they'll have a bright moon that they can subdue with a gray wash to create a few indications where the craters are on the surface.






Some even finished the trees.



It is always fascinating to see the results when a group of artists work from the same reference photo to see how they interpret the scene. 

I'll be teaching another session of this workshop for the Baltimore Watercolor Society on Saturday, October 27th. 

You can learn more and sign up for the workshop here.


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