WATERCOLORS WITH A MESSAGE

$129.00

  • Class is Open – Self-Study
  • Instructor – Deanna Strachan-Wilson
  • 3 Lessons/7+ Hours of Instruction
  • Lifetime Access/Downloadable Content
  • Private Group
  • Course Price – $129
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Would You Like to Learn to Create Portraits in Watercolor with a Message that is Unique to Your Personal Experiences?

Join Deanna Strachan-Wilson in WATERCOLORS WITH A MESSAGE, where you will learn to use watercolors and words to create faces and figures with a message.  Watch Deanna demonstrate her process as she paints two different figures, working to capture gesture and emotion through angles and perspective.  A limited color palette will be used to create values, add depth, and achieve contrast.  Finally, we will discuss bringing meaning to the painting by finding words or phrases that are unique to you and that create curiosity for the viewer.  We hope to see you in class!

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  • Prepare your watercolor palette
  • Create a color reference card
  • Discover materials that help create loose watercolor brush strokes.
  • Determine where to place the figure in the composition.
  • Learn to draw your subject using reference points
  • Experiment with warm and cool colors
  • Lift, remove, push, and pull the watercolor pigment to create values, light, and shadow.
  • Find a unique phrase or message that is meaningful to you
  • Create curiosity for your viewer

 

COURSE IS OPEN!

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Cost - $129

DESCRIPTION OF LESSONS

This class is made up of three lessons!  In the Warm Up, we will discuss our watercolor palette including organizing colors, filling the palette with pigment, and creating a color reference card. We will apply absorbent ground and painter’s masking tape to the paper and discuss my purpose for doing so. We will practice applying the watercolors to the prepared paper to discover how it interacts with the absorbent ground. This practice allows the student to understand the ability to apply and remove paint without fear.

In Lesson 1, we will use a reference photo to draw and paint a figure using a limited color palette to create depth and values. Drawing will include finding points on the figure that are in relationship to one another to achieve a likeness of the reference image. This lesson will give us an opportunity to practice removing, lifting, pushing and pulling the pigment.

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Lesson 2 will build on Lesson 1’s methodology. The drawing will be more complicated than Lesson 1 and challenge the student to focus on finding angles, negative space, and relationships to capture the likeness in the reference photo. We will discuss the benefits of sketching in a notebook prior to developing the final drawing. Layers of paint will be used to describe light, shadow, and values using a slightly larger color palette. The use of absorbent ground on top of the watercolor will also be demonstrated to increase contrast of darks and lights.

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COURSE IS OPEN!

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Cost - $129

MEET DEANNA STRACHAN-WILSON

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I live in Eugene, Oregon with my husband and two cats. I work full-time helping people find jobs and housing. Because I work full-time, I need to create in small chunks of time. Watercolor and other water-soluble materials work perfect for this.

I am inspired by the world around me and often paint my emotions as witnessed in various watercolor faces as well as in light and whimsical works of art. Momentum and ideas come from each small piece I create which sometimes leads to something larger. My goal is to do something artistic as often as possible, keep the energy and ideas going, and learn, share, and grow with my art community.

MORE OF DEANNA'S WORK

PRIVATE GROUP JUST FOR YOU!

 

This course will have a private Facebook group just for you!  I will be actively involved with the class via Facebook during the four weeks that the course is open!  I am really excited about working through these exercises with each of you!

COURSE SUPPLIES

Below is a list of the supplies that I will be using for the projects in this course.  However, you are always encouraged to use what you have on hand.

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON ACCESSING CLASSES AND SELLING WORK CREATED IN THIS COURSE:

**Upon purchasing your course, you will be asked to create an account.  If you have already created an account, after purchase your course will IMMEDIATELY be available under “LOGIN” at the top right-hand of karabullockart.com.

**If your course does not show up, please email us at karabullockart@gmail.com

**Due to the nature of the immediate availability of the course, all purchases are nonrefundable.

**Please talk to the artist of the course about his/her policy on selling artwork created in this course prior to selling any works created during course.  Some artists will allow it, while others do not.  Thank you for your support.

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