Category Archives: Classes/Workshops

Masking Alternatives

 

Julie Read DemoThank you to CVWG member, Julie Read for sharing her techniques for using alternate materials for masking on paintings. Included with this posting are Julie’s recipe for “Jungle Juice”, information on other masking techniques as well as Julie’s upcoming workshops to learn more about what she shared in May’s demonstration to our group.

Creating Masks

Julie’s Jungle Juice

Julie’s Upcoming Workshops

Brenda Hounshell

Sheridan Workshop

Sheridan Workshop 1Twenty two guild members participated in a Workshop “ The essence of the Blue Ridge Mountains” taught by Peg Sheridan, May 7-8-9, 2019.

The class began with short introductions and self evaluation of how well we thought we painted, beginner, intermediate, mmmm ???, or advanced intermediate. Then Peg told us about herself and her life as a scientist, a wildlife biologist, (looking for snowy Owls) a mother, a teacher, and a watercolor artist of 37 years.

The first day we learned about aerial perspective. We painted mountains with different blues and a tiny bit of Burnt Siena to create grey and also used a miracle ingredient, white gauche. We used this to create the mist, the fog, that so often creeps in over the Blue Ridge mountains.

Sheridan Workshop 2The second day we painted rocks and water. We learned lots of techniques to enhance and give texture to our rocks; salt, saran rap, tin foil, and scrapping with a credit card. Creating believable waterfalls was a bit more of a challenge. We again learned to use quache and worked at making believable waterfalls. Spattering makes the tiny little sparkles that causes foaming water look so real.

The third day we learned how to create the feel of misty mountains —-to create mood. This is done with granulating colors, mixing red, blue and yellow.

Planning your painting with a value study is key to creating a masterpiece, Peg told us. And she told us over and over to “buy quality paper. Her favorite is Arches.

Peg gave us all wonderfully written instructions and marvelous demonstrations. Thank you Peg for an inspirational three days!

Patty Richmond

Peg Sheridan Classes

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Are you ready to learn new skills in watercolor?  Join me in a class or workshop.  Attached is the registration form for “Night Scenes in Watercolor”, which will take place near you, in Waynesboro, on March 13.  If you can’t make that, I have also attached my other class offerings between now and May.  Don’t wait too long to register, as my classes often sell out, with a waiting list.

Thanks,
Peg
www.pegsheridan.com

Click below for:

Night Scenes in Watercolor Flyer and Registration form

Watercolor Classes Late February through May, 2019