Join me on Saturday 10/10 at 11am MST for a relaxing class on painting this landscape in watercolor. If you don't have watercolor you could use gouache or acrylic as well. You'll need some watercolor paper, a cup of water, paper towel and some paint brushes. If you have masking fluid (frisket) you could use that as well for blocking out your white, but it's not required. I hope to see you there!
Join me on Saturday at 11am MST this week and learn how to paint a sphere! I recommend using either acrylic or gouache for this exercise, but watercolor can work as well (the process is just slightly different). I will be using coldpress watercolor paper and and acrylic paint in black and white. I will also be using some magenta for a wash color (any color will work for this). I hope to see you there, but if you can't make the live event look for it on demand to watch on your own time.
Join me on Saturday, September 5 at 11am MST and let's paint these apples in watercolor! Any watercolors you have will work, pans or tubes. You could even use watercolor pencils. I will be using some cold press watercolor paper for this painting. You can download the reference photo here.
On Saturday July 25 at 10AM MST we will use this reference photo to paint our own lighthouse. Download the reference photo HERE. You can paint on any surface you'd like, I'll be using Canson XL watercolor paper in coldpress. You can view my previous post HERE on how to transfer the photo to your surface if you choose to, otherwise feel free to prep with a light, loose sketch. For colors I will be using primary red, primary blue, primary yellow, black and white. If you have variations of these colors that can work great too. Other colors you could use could be different browns, oranges and a little green. Our goal will be to use this reference as a starting point and then make it our own. Part of the fun of painting is deciding how to interpret the different textures we see in a reference photo with the paint and our paintbrushes. This can range from very realistic and detailed to looser and more expressive.
The images I am referencing for this class can be printed from Unsplash.com here and here. If you are unable to print them, no need to worry - I will have a reference photo on the screen as I am painting. I will be using 7"x10" watercolor paper in cold press (see video below for set up) but any size paper can work. I will use both tubes and pans of watercolor to show different techniques, but just one or the other will work. For tubes you'll need red, yellow and blue at minimum but various shades of these colors can be helpful as well as some black. Grab a variety of brushes and a sponge if you have it. Masking tape or washi tape, a pencil, a cup of water and a paper towel will be needed as well. See below for a quick demo on sketching out your landscape with pencil on your watercolor painting before we get started.
Starting on July 11 I will begin teaching weekly live "Paint With Me" classes on Saturdays at 10AM MST. You can register for this class now under "Upcoming Events." For each class I will provide a reference photo and a materials list so you can gather your supplies and paint along with me on Saturdays! These classes are beginner friendly, although artists of all levels and abilities will enjoy these classes. I will provide step-by-step instruction and guidance, while offering lots of options and choices for you to exercise your own creative voice. If you are unable to make a live class, you'll be able to watch them on your own by visiting the "On-Demand Classes" page. Please email me or leave a comment below suggesting a "theme" for a future Paint With Me class, I would love your recommendations. Our first class will be on painting these lovely red tulips in acrylic.
Whether you are a beginning or seasoned artist, the painting and drawing club offers you an opportunity to make new friends, expand your skills and share your passion for creating visual arts in a supportive virtual environment.
Jennifer is a visual arts teacher and artist that specializes in painting and drawing. She is passionate about teaching skills and techniques along with the process of how to make art so that her students feel empowered to make their own creative choices!
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