portrait in watercolor
Jeanne Carol Potter
Wednesdays 9 am – 12 pm; September 14 - October 26, 2022 (no class Oct. 19)
Fee: $325 for 6 weeks; model fee of $75 payable to instructor at first class
(maybe be a little less depending how many students sign up)
Discover how the delicate translucency and speed of watercolor is ideally suited to capturing light, shadows and form of the face and clothed figure through mood and angle of pose. There will be an emphasis on using the watercolor medium including correct brushwork, water/pigment ratio and the application to various watercolor paper surfaces. Learn how to mix fresh and effective color combinations for a variety of skin tones and hair color along with the ability to see value as color. Study how to capture a likeness through careful interpretation of what one sees. Successful composition and correct application of anatomy will be discussed. Course includes instructor demonstrations. Students will be encouraged to develop a personal style and painting aesthetic.
Some watercolor and drawing experience required.