This Saturday, September 29, 2017 from 10 AM – 4PM
a watercolor workshop will be held to benefit The Montrose Center for the Arts to raise funds for the Center to acquire a building for visual, performance, and educational events.
is a series of watercolor workshops with a focus on playful, colorful compositions for the beginner, as well as the advanced painter. Extra support assists beginners, and compositional challenges stimulate the advanced painter. Each workshop explores new techniques, skills, and design concepts.
This session we will concentrate on these design principles:
while we play with the following watercolor techniques:
- wet into wet color mixing
- dry brush
- negative painting
- value control
- graded wash
- creating texture
- line control
- mixing “black” from primary color pigments
Registration is still open: Call the Montrose Community Foundation to reserve your slot today: 970-596-5555
You are invited to an art reception featuring my watercolor paintings celebrating horses, gardens, and travel. The reception begins at 5:30 PM. I will give a gallery talk about my inspirations, techniques, and processes beginning at 6:00 PM. Along with my watercolor paintings, I am offering a wide selection of prints, notecards, and tiny paintings. Live music and refreshments are planned. This event is part of the Gunnison Colorado First Friday Artwork, with many venues in downtown Gunnison participating with art, spirits, music, and food. For more information, please call Anne at 970-641-6111.
“Passionate Pursuits” runs through the end of June. Gallery hours are Monday-Friday 9:00 AM-5:30 PM and Saturdays 9:00 AM-4:00 PM.
Along the San Antonio Riverwalk, 2/14/16
Conversano Mima White Horse Vale Ranch, Goldendale, WA Lipizzan Stallion
“For a Good Time, Call Ed” copyright C Isgreen 2015 $500
Orchids is my newest painting. After blocking in the basic composition, (two flowers on the upper and mid left and a long vertical for the stem), I created most of this work through negative painting. I painted a series of dark saturated colors in a “blocky” wash, grading from very dark and cool at the top to warmer and lighter on the bottom. I dropped a line of permanent rose from the top orchid, through the bottom orchid , which creates movement through the background, as it also ties the two flowers together visually. My goal was to create an abstract painting behind the flowers, which makes a more dynamic background. Use of negative painting and lots of white highlights give the flowers drama.
I wanted the orchid stem to flow into the background at the bottom of the painting. The background wash drips onto a light warm field of raw sienna. The orchid stem grades from dark blues-green into red and finally becomes part of the background drips.
Orchids was painted on 1/4 sheet of Arches 140# cold press paper. Image size: 7.5″ x 22″ Matted size 12.5″ X 27″ $350
I will be teaching several watercolor workshops in 2017. Each session will focus on different techniques, concepts, and effects. Please visit my workshop link to find a class near you: watercolor workshop schedule
more new floral watercolors below: