Over the past two weekends I held a couple of 2 day workshops here in my studio. A lot of people, due to work commitments, find it hard to attend the 5 day workshops. We had an enthusiastic group both weekends and managed to do a lot of painting in between chatting, drinking coffee and eating cakes. The demonstration paintings below show a couple from each workshop.
This was the first painting we did in one of the workshops. A simple subject, but lots of interesting colors and textures. We used a mixture of watercolor, gouache, ink, charcoal and inktense pencil.
Here I chose a more complicated subject, but broke it down into simple shapes, then went to town with the different colors and textures. The first washes were watercolor over charcoal lines, then gouache, ink and pastel were added. the intense blue of the boat hulls is Ultramarine Gouache.
Another complicated subject treated in a simple way – playing around with washes while holding on to a clean, high contrast focal area.
This was the first demo in the second workshop. Again a simple subject with plenty of color and texture to play around with.
These workshops were a lot of fun and booked out very quickly, so we will run a couple more towards the end of the year. Mean time, there are still a few places left in the 5 day march workshops
Thoroughly enjoyed my weekend workshop with you John and can’t wait to practise my new skills a lot more. Thanks so much. Cheers, Angela
Wish your workshops weren’t so far away. I would be there like a shot. In the meantime, I’m checking my mailbox every day waiting in keen anticipation for your book to arrive. I can’t wait to get stuck in!
Sorry your book hasn’t arrived yet – Books to the UK and Europe are shipped from Australia, but they are on their way and should be arriving soon.
Every single time you inspire me. I hope for the day when you are teaching in the USA on the east coast. Also, I can’t wait for your book!
Your book should be arriving soon. Books in the US are shipped from AZ.
I will be doing a workshop with Dillmans in Wisconsin in 2014, which is sort of close to the east coast.
I HAVE ALL YOUR BOOKS AND VIDIOS .YOU ARE THE BEST .DELLMAN IS FAR AWAY FROM EAST COAST. HOW ABOUT ONLINE WORKSHOPS ?
Hi, Ordered the book quite a while ago, haven’t received yet in Massachusetts .Enjoy your blog
Your book shouldn’t be far away. All the US books have been sent out of AZ. There was a delay with them arriving from the printer, but they are all on their way now.
Hope you enjoy it when it arrives.
Just got it. Looks great . Thank you.
Thanks for letting me know Ed. Hope you enjoy it.