“Light Up Your Landscapes” with Roland Lee
This workshop is designed to help artists become better interpreters of the landscape by learning to see what nature does to catch our attention. Our role is not to duplicate nature but to create new images based on our personal experiences. Using Powerpoint and live demonstrations, plus printed handouts, Roland will guide us through the steps he uses to create exciting studio paintings from on-location sketchbook studies and ordinary reference photos. We will do a number of painting studies in class, and complete one small finished painting.
Subjects include: Seeing the light; Amazing 3-minute skies; Unraveling the secrets of negative painting; Guaranteeing success with sketchbook value studies; and Creating winning paintings from wimpy photos.
Roland will be demonstrating in watercolors, but will be teaching timeless principles that are fundamental to all mediums of art. Although all mediums are welcome, the experienced watercolorist will probably gain the most from his presentation.
Monday evening Presentation: “From Sketchbook to Studio Paintings”
I will show how I use my travel sketchbooks and ordinary reference photos to work up finished paintings back in the studio. I will use images from my recent trip to Europe. Attendees will receive several color handouts.