Drawing does all the work, but color gets all the glory. Structure and perspective and lighting are the bones of a good painting and those things are learned in drawing classes.
The Drawing Crash Course! on May 04 will be held in the beautiful, historic, Rankin Arts Center,Uptown Columbus. http://www.columbusstate.edu/ce
Paint landscapes by learning how to render clouds, water, trees and grass fields. Learn ways of achieving the optical illusion of depth. Continue your study of color. Warm primaries will be added to the cool palette used in Beginning Watercolor for an explosion of new mixing possibilities.
February 26 through March 19, Columbus State University, Elizabeth Bradley Turner Center.
I don’t know who to attribute this to, but I really like the message and want to share it.
“When you buy something from an artist your’e buying more than an object. You’re buying hundreds of hours of errors and experimentation.You’re buying years of frustration and moments of pure joy. You’re not buying just one thing, you are buying a piece of a heart, a piece of a soul … a small piece of someone else’s life.
“Art stands on the shoulders of craft” says author, Ann Patchett. She goes on to explain that to get to the art you must master the craft. If you want to write, practice writing. This is true of drawing and painting as well. If you want to be a painter, practice painting.
I love painting fall leaves. This subject was added to my list of Watercolor Crash Course subjects a few years ago. October 06, at http://www.auburn.edu/opce Auburn University we will paint this leaf in one four hour class. If you’ve never picked up a brush and want to try painting, this class is for you. You don’t need any drawing skills, I’ve created a pattern for you. All the supplies and materials will be furnished on the day of class so you don’t have to invest in paints and brushes and paper. Basically, show up, with enthusiasm, and I’ll take it from there.
Register today http://www.auburn.edu/opce
I’ve continued to work on YUPO paper this summer and have found it becomes easier with practice, just like other things I’ve learned to do. This painting, Brook, is an imaginary scene and I did not start with a drawing as I usually do. YUPO is so forgiving…just erase the watercolor with a moist brush and start again.
Four hours in my class and you can take home this butterfly. Register now at http://www.columbusstate.edu/ce for September 15 class, 12:30-4:30.