Sunday, March 24, 2013

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North Shore Artist Guild Workshop

Morning Glories
14x21"


The past 2 days I taught some different watercolor techniques to the North Shore Artist Guild in West Vancouver, BC.
The course was called Fun With Watercolors because it is a fun course. It is one of my favorite things to teach because everyone walks away with their own unique painting.
The participants had the choice of painting either morning glories or white poppies.
Most of them did choose the morning glories.
The purpose of the course is to learn how to do negative painting which is painting the spaces between the flowers and the leaves.
Even though morning glories are weeds, the leaves and vines are easy to create, especially for those new to negative painting. Morning glories also come in so many different colors so it makes them a versatile flower to paint.

The studio where the course was held is called Lawson Creek Studios and is in a beautiful location right on the water. It is a studio that the city of West Vancouver maintains and rents out to different art groups.

Lawson Creek Studio

View from the studio of the Lion's Gate Bridge into Vancouver

Although we didn't get to complete the painting in the time allotted, I feel like everyone grasped the negative painting concept and am confident that each one will finish their masterpiece in the future. It was great to see that everyone came away smiling. I really enjoyed teaching such a wonderfully talented group of artists.


5 comments:

Studio at the Farm said...

It sounds corny, but it must be so fulfilling to teach a class. And that location really is gorgeous!

Leslie Redhead Watercolors said...

Yes Kathryn, it is very fulfilling. It is also exciting to watch as someone gets that "Aha" moment.

aurora cabeza said...

Bonita composición floral.los colores están muy bien armonizados.
Saludos

Wendy Mould AFCA said...

Lovely picture, it really looks like fun. I know what you mean about teaching, I really enjoy working with people and seeing their faces light up and they learn something new.

Leslie Redhead Watercolors said...

Muchas gracias, Aurora and Wendy.

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