Painting in the garden - Watercolor
August 10-12, 2020 / Ann Arbor
The portability of watercolor makes it an ideal medium for plein-air painting and summer is the perfect time to be in the garden!
This 3-day workshop will be held at University of Michigan’s Matthaei Botanical Gardens. There will be presentations about color; color of light; transparent, granulating, and opaque pigments; and organizing the watercolor palette. There will be demonstrations covering composition, drawing, Lord’s idiosyncratic use of the brush and paint application. Silhouettes, interpreting complex motifs, light and shadow will be discussed. Most of the day will be out-of-doors in the gardens.
Prior watercolor painting experience is preferred but not necessary. Carolyn Lord has painted in oils, and studied drawing at ateliers so she is prepared to explain her painting concepts to experienced artists who are trying watercolor for the first time.”