You probably have many photos of these two visual miracles. You've most likely looked at them many times, wanting to paint them. In this class, watercolorists will work on a painting using techniques perfect for the subject, learning effective composition and how to use minimum pigments to achieve the pizazz this theme deserves.
Online, featuring a mix of 5 recorded demonstration sessions and live online critiques of students' work. The 90-minute recorded sessions will feature a hands-on watercolor warm-up exercise followed by a demonstration of wet-in-wet, pouring, and other techniques you can use to paint colorful and moody sunrise/sunset scenes. Each session will focus on a different stage of the painting—background, mid-ground, and foreground, light to dark. During the week following the demonstration you will be able to replay the session as you paint that stage using images from your own photos. You will then send images of your work(s) to the instructor via email.
Prior to each recorded demonstration, a thirty-minute live critique will occur, during which the instructor will review work from the participants and offer helpful advice. The initial 30-minute session will be devoted to questions about supplies and equipment.
Watercolor brushes, paper, and paints with a warm and a cool version of each primary color and the neutral colors Payne's gray and burnt sienna. Waterproof backboard such as Gatorboard, neutral masking tape. Also a palette that can be closed airtight with space to mix colors. Water containers, spray bottle, paper towels, small toilet paper roll, stapler, scissors. Consult a wishlist for JoAnn Pippin's students at https://www.cheapjoes.com
Internet Connection and the ability to download Zoom. Computer or tablet, or phone with screen large enough to view demonstrations.
JoAnn Pippin, is a Signature Member of both the Southern Watercolor Society and the Watercolor Society of North Carolina who offers classes at the Florence Thomas Art School, the Watauga County Arts Council, and the Michael R. Patricelli Craft Enrichment Program, and leads a watercolor-paint-together group at the Harrill Senior Center in Boone, will teach this 5-session watercolor class.