Quick Sketch Portraits in Watercolor
All levels welcome, comfort with watercolors preferred
July 31st thru August 3rd
$600 per person
Painting portraits in watercolor can be intimidating, but many of us can’t resist the urge to try it. We may have a loved one who we’d like to paint or we may simply be drawn to the challenge of capturing an interesting character on paper. It’s so easy to “tighten up” our portrait paintings because of our focus on getting it right.
Painting “Quick Sketch” portraits focuses on loosening up the painting process and working to achieve a relaxed look that highlights the beauty and freshness of the watercolor medium. The 4 day format of the workshop will allow time to practice the techniques we are exploring.
This workshop will be a combination of demo and hands-on portrait work. During the first two days of the workshop, you will primarily work from partially pre-drawn portraits that will be provided in the class. You will finish the drawings, but the basics will be there so we can spend the majority of our time painting. (If you prefer to work completely freehand, that is fine.) On days 3 and 4, we will work on one or two portraits of your own that you have prepared for the class. We’ll discuss and demonstrate the
transition from these quicker portraits to more finished paintings.
Tech Tips: I’ll introduce several technology tools to help you with your portrait drawings and paintings and give you resources so you can follow up after the workshop.
Students should be comfortable with painting in watercolor, but do not need to have experience with portrait painting.