This class is intended for beginners as well as those who have some prior watercolor experience. All are welcome!
We’ll review the various basic watercolor techniques such as wet in wet, wet on dry, blending edges, establishing values, etc.
In the remaining sessions, a reference photo and/or a sketch of the suggested painting will be emailed to class participants beforehand, and then discussed in class as well. The emphasis will be on composition and the underlying drawing, and how shapes and tone are especially important for a successful painting. We’ll explore how the unique behavior of the watercolor medium can work to your advantage in producing an attractive painting, whether it’s a landscape, a city scene, a stormy sky, or a still life type painting. We’ll do this by instructor demonstrations as the painting develops and one-on-one assistance during class.
Joe Burger is a retired engineer and has been painting for over ten years and has benefitted from some of the finest instructors in the region. His work is usually in the traditional realistic style. He has won many awards in local exhibits and is an active member of the Academic Artists Association and several other local art organizations.