Capture not only what you see, but also how you react, as you interpret forms in fluid watercolor. In this exciting course, subject matter is inspired by produce discovered at farmers’ markets, with an emphasis on the healthy and locally sourced seasonal produce and herbs at Anderson Ranch. Learn to simplify and abstract subject matter, recording the essence of a fruit or vegetable using a broad spectrum of various techniques with minimal marks. Develop various approaches to the invention of personal color choices and imagery to stretch your preconceived notions of these elements and their initial meaning.
Media & Techniques:
We explore drawing and watercolor with Winsor & Newton pigments on 300 lb. Fabriano watercolor paper. Each student works on paintings of varied sizes that utilize techniques such as wet-on-wet, dry brush, bamboo pen drawing, debossing, color removal, monoprints and more. We also focus on various experimental techniques and tools.
Basic techniques are integrated daily, including drawing, painting, color theory, color mixing, design and composition. Demonstrations, one-on-one instruction, and sharing what you have written and painted provides the foundation for your exploration.
Brian Shure was a Master Printer at Editions Press Lithography Studio and then at Crown Point Press, where he also coordinated the China Woodblock Program. He taught at the Rhode Island School of Design for 20 years. Brian has written two books on chine colle: Chine Colle, a Printer’s Handbook and Magical Secrets About Chine Colle.