Watercolor Workshop at the Moore-Turner Heritage Gardens with Ken Spiering
Plan to join our group of experienced watercolor painters at the historic Moore-Turner Heritage Gardens on the basalt hillside behind the Corbin House at 525 West 7th Avenue for two days of plein-aire painting. Providing subject matter and inspiration are the profusion of colors and textures of flowers and foliage in their gorgeous setting among basalt outcroppings. Providing instruction and guidance in the craft of watercolor will be Ken Spiering, promising to keep critiques gentle and to the point. And hopefully you will bring your tools, materials and experience in watercolor to take this opportunity to celebrate creativity with us.
Some specific techniques Spiering wishes to address are:
•seeing and using complementary colors even in the subtle
•enrichment of colors
•achieving credible textures
•use of strong contrasts
•positive and negative space painting to achieve layering of foliage
•timing your washes and the saturation of your colors
•decisive and deft handling of your brush
•and adjusting focus for emphasis of subject (and that is NOT hitting the bar for Happy Hour).