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The Baltimore Watercolor Society is excited to feature internationally respected watercolor artist David Lobenberg in a four-day watercolor workshop where he will introduce watercolorists to his expressive approach to painting portraits. The workshop will begin Tuesday, June 4th and continue through Friday, June 7th 2019 at the Hawthorn Center in Columbia, MD.
In David's California Vibe workshop, you will learn watercolor portraiture that goes beyond the norm with super expressive paint applications and wildly intense colors.
This will be accomplished by:
1. learning how to take dramatic, stylistic photographs with camera, smart phone, or computer pad.
2. learning a simple technique to trace contour outlines from your photographs that can be easily transferred to any size of watercolor paper
3. learning to economically and with minimal brush strokes, render head structure and facial features
4. working with a minimal color palette and the four basic water/pigment consistencies to render strong value contrasts, subtle tints, and intense hues
5. painting 1/8 sheet (5 ½ by 7 ½ inch) “pochades” (a French word for a small painting), to quickly explore both paint application techniques and expressive color combinations.
6. using your pochade(s) as a guide to paint your final California Vibe, beyond-the-norm, portrait(s)
These six successive steps will be mastered and practiced. Towards the end of the period, you’ll have the where-with-all to follow your own path towards California Vibe watercolor portraits
LOBENBERG WATERCOLOR MATERIALS LIST
* Paint: Student or professional grade (I highly recommend using professional watercolors) tube watercolor paint such as Daniel Smith, Schminke, Holbein, Winsor Newton, Mission Gold, etc.
Colors: Payne’s Gray, a bright lipstick red such as Opera or Permanent Rose, Alizarin or Crimson Red, Cad. Yellow and or Cad.Yellow Light, Burnt Sienna, Raw Sienna, Burnt Umber, Ultramarine blue, Cobalt Blue, Phthalo Blue (or Peacock Blue), Cerulean Blue, Turquoise Blue Light, plus any other bright colors that you would want to throw into this mix.
* A #12 or #16 round watercolor brush. I suggest a combination natural and synthetic hair. Don't go too cheap!...this size brush is a real workhorse.
* A small # 6 round watercolor brush.
* A soft graphite drawing pencil (can simply be a soft Ticonderoga office pencil).
* Two sheets or more of 140lb. Arches (or any other Professional grade – I like Fabriano extra white) cold press watercolor paper (NOT cold press rough!). We will be mostly painting on quarter sheets (11 by 15 inches).
* A good size rectangular plastic palette with paint wells around the outside and a good size mixing area in the inside. The palette should measure about 10"x16". There are various manufactures of these palettes, but they are all around this size and configuration.
* Half to one-inch wide 3M blue painter’s tape or any other masking tape that can keep out water but will not harm the watercolor paper when pulled off (only if you want straight edges around your painting when you are done).
* A box of Mr. Clean (Original) Magic Erasers.
*One big round straw or big round Flexi Straw. *One stick of white conte crayon.
* A roll of absorbent kitchen paper towels, absorbent cloth or sponge to soak up extra water on your brush. *Something to hold about a quart of water. I love Mijello brand water that holds about 1 Liter of water.
His art can also be seen on Pinterest, Instagram, and Facebook
Email contact: firstname.lastname@example.org