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.
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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