Intermediate Watercolor: Painting Nature 2019 with Susan Lingg

Tuesday, August 20, 2019
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Mallory-Towsley Center, Interlochen Center for the Arts
4000 M-137
Interlochen, MI 49643
United States

Join watercolor artist Susan Lingg for a full-day intermediate workshop, and take your painting to the next level by learning the intricacies of painting waterways and foliage.

This intermediate watercolor workshop, taught by artist Susan Lingg, will help you become more comfortable with the watercolor medium, to enable you to move easily through the creative process with fresh energy. Working from your own reference materials (photos and images you have gathered for future painting ideas), the class will study the organization of shapes and composition by creating thumbnail sketches before starting a painting. This approach will add clarity to your thoughts, making your brush strokes stronger and more confident, resulting in better paintings. In exploring the techniques unique to watercolor, trees will appear to move in the wind; rivers and lakes will convey movement and energy through the application of transparent glazes and color mixing techniques. The class will also study and experience the common problems with watercolor through smaller studies, on smaller sheets of watercolor paper, building confidence and ease. Exploration of the palette knife, masking fluid application, mark makers like sponges, spatter techniques, spray bottles glazes and negative/positive shapes will also be covered. Short demonstrations in the morning, with water as a theme, and afternoon, with trees and foliage as a theme, will inspire students. Expect a challenge, as well as lots of independent painting time, with guidance and personal attention from Susan.