This demo/talk is part of our Technique Takeaway series.
Date: Friday, May 14, 2021
Time: 2:00-3:30 PM Pacific Time (5:00-6:30 PM Eastern Time)
Our Technique Takeaways are presented live via Zoom. Discover specific art techniques that you can ‘take away’ from some of your favorite artists and apply to your own work. Each one and a half hour presentation will showcase a different process that each of these artists incorporates in their daily art practice. Instruction will be through a combination of lecture and demonstration by the artists.
Sketching with ink and watercolor is a fresh and portable approach to nature and urban sketching alike, but mastering basic watercolor techniques often eludes sketchers. Join Jean Mackay as she demonstrates the fundamentals of using watercolor to enliven your sketches. You’ll practice washes, color mixing, layering colors, and various approaches to combining ink and watercolor to build your skills and confidence and produce more satisfying results in your sketchbook.
Jean Mackay is an artist, educator, and naturalist. She has been keeping an artist journal for more than nearly 20 years a way to study and share the beauty and diversity of nature, as well as to record the art of everyday living. Working in all kinds of settings, from tide pools to farm fields to her own backyard, Jean’s journals reflect a keen eye for detail and profound sense of wonder. Jean teaches at the Hog Island Audubon Camp in Maine and at the Art School of Columbia County in New York. Her blog, Drawn In, shares the ordinary, yet extraordinary things that she encounters close to home and farther afield. www.jeanmackayart.com