No matter what level you are at in your painting journey, this class is for you. Working with the instructor’s exciting pouring technique, we will also concentrate on what you need to learn to advance your painting skills. The instructor will work with you personally to evaluate where you are and where you want to go with your painting. Then everyone will work through the painting process to:
Learn how to use color logically
Open up new ways of seeing values and shapes
Discover what works for you in a painting
This workshop will focus on experimental pouring techniques, using poured frisket, poured paint and traditional brushwork. Students will paint from their own resource materials at whatever size they want. DO NOT draw the piece beforehand – the drawing is done in two steps, both before and during the pouring process. The key to the poured paintings is having the right subject matter. It will work best when done from photos or other pictures of close-up subjects, such as florals or leaves, in analogous colors. That’s why sunflowers work great (analogous yellows and greens), but red water lilies do not (red and green don’t mix in this class).
Steve Blackburn is a watercolor artist from Mishawaka, Indiana. His work has been exhibited in many national and regional exhibitions, such as the Kentucky Watercolor Society and the Louisiana Watercolor Society. For many years Mr. Blackburn has taught his unique style of watercolor in classes and workshops all over the U.S. His work is displayed at www.stephenblackburn.com.