This May I taught a 3-day workshop for the Colonie Art League in Latham, NY. I’ve included some of the demonstration paintings here.
I began painting this Amaryllis on the first day and completed it the third day. It has strong lighting that glows through the petals and created a large shadow over the center. I used Permanent Rose, Quinacridone Coral, Berlin Blue and Burnt Umber, and painted in sections. Smaller ones were painted directly on dry Waterford paper and larger ones were wet before painting. Colors were mingled for interest.
On the second day I worked on this Crescent Illustration Board. The plate surface creates interesting textures and is perfect for painting rocks and water. The palette was Cobalt, Fr. Ultramarine and Berlin Blues, Burnt and Raw Umber and Quinacridone Coral and a bit of Winsor Violet and Indigo for darks.
I added more rocks and some water. The use of hard and soft edges is very important to make the subject believable. I toned the upper background with blue and painted in the foliage and trees with a combination of negative and positive painting; leaving some lights and lifting some.
NEWS: SUMMER 2015
On July 10th my exhibition with my friend, Mina Angelos, AWS, will open at the SUNY Plattsburgh Burke Gallery. A closing reception will be held September 10th . The show will hang until September 13th. There will be related events, including demos and talks; times and details to be announced. I will have 28 paintings including older and recent work, with some from my private collection.
NATIONAL JURIED EXHIBITIONS
PITTSBURGH WATERCOLOR SOCIETY 69TH ANNUAL AQUEOUS OPEN; Spinning Plate Gallery Pa
September / November
Pennsylvania Watercolor Society 36th Juried Exhibition, Carlisle Arts Learning Center,
Baltimore Watercolor Society Mid-Atlantic Regional, Blackrock Center for the Arts,
MD: Margaret G. Kranking memorial Award