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Achieving Dramatic Effects in Watercolor

Instructor: Peter Ulrich
Sunrise Stroll by Peter Ulrich
Sunrise Stroll by Peter Ulrich

This workshop explores bold effects achieved by dramatic value contrast and the excitement of adjacent complementary colors. Students learn to create colorful, interesting, and transparent shadow areas from dull and black areas in reference photos. Creative use of compositional elements to enhance the center of interest is demonstrated. The importance of selection of subject matter is addressed, including the powerful effects achieved by “ looking into the light” to create eye-catching art. This workshop is presented on the Zoom digital platform.
The structure will be as follows:

The structure will be as follows:
Ahead of time, the instructor will email the registered students a Word document describing the theme of the workshop. A materials list and a folder containing appropriate photos will also be emailed that students can choose to use during the workshop. They also can use their own photos. The instructor will also email the photo he will use each day for his demonstration painting.

Each day:

Instructor painting demonstration at 10:00am – not to exceed 45 minutes
Student painting until about 12:30PM
Return for critique and discussion of student work – 30 minutes

For more information, contact The Art League School at 703-683-2323.

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