Painting in Watercolor with Energy and Expression
If you're looking to "loosen up" and bring more transparency and vitality to your paintings, then this watercolor workshop is for you!
This class is designed for both the beginner who wants to learn basic design and composition principles as well as for the intermediate and advanced who have been painting for years but are looking to challenge themselves. Mel creates a welcoming, easygoing atmosphere in which you'll learn a lot and have a lot of fun too no matter what your skill level.
Mel will emphasize that simplicity is a powerful force in watercolor during this outdoor on location workshop. Clarity of thought and emotion are also emphasized as essential in this medium. You'll enjoy watching Mel demonstrate every morning in his loose, representational style using different painting techniques.
Mel will also show you what he calls "The Big Three"… simplifying, thinking & painting quickly, while focusing on the idea of the painting. Questions are always welcomed during the demos and throughout the workshop day. There is much subject matter to choose from at the Tanque Verde Ranch including landscapes, skyscapes, nature, architecture, and people in landscapes.
Personal instruction is given to all students. Mel and the class will take a midday break for lunch and some relaxation. A class critique at end of day will be a great learning experience for all.