Saturday, April 30, 2011

Watercolor success!

It's hard to use watercolors successfully without getting them muddy or too opaque! So the 9 participants in Steve's watercolor class at the Wake Forest Art and Frame shop were delighted to create beautiful watercolors in the April 28 class!

Starting with a single image of a palm tree on the beach at sunset (or sunrise!) he showed them how to lay in the background wash before adding the tree. You would be surprised how many people want to paint the tree first then add the background! A simple tip with amazing results! Not all the participants are in this collage but the happy faces of those that are, say it all!

Next class is a unique outdoor class at our studio May 7 to paint the blooming roses! Learn what it takes to paint "plein air" :-)