FREEDOM IN WATERMedia!
Nov 11-13, 2020
Stan's workshop is not a traditional watercolor class - it's a
mixed media, watercolor, acrylic, gesso and mark making class.
Freedom in Watermedia Workshop
Nov 11-13, 2020
The Freedom in Watermedia Workshop is designed to help students paint intuitively, starting without preconceived notions or outcome.
There will be no preliminary planning or drawing. Process will dictate direction as students use a variety of techniques to implement color, texture, line, shape and value. Instruction will start with random mark making and color application, working transparent to opaque building layers using a variety of mark making tools, watercolor, gesso and acrylic.
Optionally, students may use collage techniques to further extend their library of design elements.
There will be regular comments and evaluation of work in progress concerning relationships between elements and principles.
It is possible finished work may be representational, but the goal is to complete work which is compositionally pleasing and aligned with the artist's personal aesthetic.
"Intuitive painting is the act of making marks and spreading pigment on a surface until it conveys a personal aesthetic. There is no predetermined finish or elaborate pre-planning. These paintings are expressions of my life experience, everything which has touched and moved me along a path to the latest work. If the work fails to speak visually, no amount of esoteric rhetoric here will change it. It is a discipline which requires passion, devotion, focus and an undying spirit of pursuing something which will never be attained."