Date: Friday, June 14, 2024
Time: 2:00-3:30PM Pacific Time/5:00-6:30 PM Eastern Time
Join award-winning artist Sarah B. Hansen as she guides you in understanding and effectively using water in watercolor paintings.
Water is the key to all watercolor painting, as it creates the fluidity to allow pigments to flow across painting surfaces. Water is where the magic occurs. Too much water can result in faded, low-value paintings. Too little water can create opaque, unincorporated shapes and dull colors. Water to pigment ratios vary greatly, affecting the outcome of your painting. Understand when to use a dry brush, damp brush, or wet brush. Learn how much water it takes to blend/charge dynamic colors. Get a feel for creating purposeful blooms. Understand how to create an even wash, or a bright painting. Explore reasons for wetting your paper first or painting on dry paper. Work with the magic of watercolor, instead of fighting it. During this session, learn how to get the effect you want, using the correct water to pigment ratio. Demos will be done in watercolor.
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