When you touch down in Tuscany, the world instantly feels a little different. There’s a buzz all around – the sound of new life in the Old World. The scents of coffee and limoncello, of gelato and pasta. Cars maneuver down cobblestone alleys and ancient streets. And as you drive into the countryside, historic everything makes way for endlessly rolling fields of lavender and hilltops of gnarled grapevines.
Watercolor Sketching: Capturing the Essence of Time & Place
A watercolor sketch can say so much with a few properly placed strokes in just the right color and value. In this workshop, we will concentrate on identifying and capturing the essential elements of the places we visit–the things that evoke the unique feelings we experience during our travels that we will want to remember most when we return home. The sunlight on warm terra cotta, the petals of sunflowers and the old world feeling of the plazas, churches and fountains.
Emphasis will be placed on learning how to draw accurately in a very gestural manner with a brush. Perspective, proportion, form and value will be the concepts we focus on. Working both monochromatically and in full color, we will use a limited palette of pigments to create vibrant, harmonious studies that can stand on their own or be used as reference for studio paintings.
Most important of all, we will have a relaxed learning experience in a supportive atmosphere where everyone is encouraged to learn at their own pace.
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