Poured Watercolor Workshop” Telluride Sept. 22-24

Do you strive for luminous color in your watercolor paintings?  Knowing pigment properties and following simple pigment rules go a long way in achieving colors that sing.  Pouring paints, instead of using a brush, further ensures that each layer remains undisturbed, allowing a build up of color with a depth that positively glows!

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I am offering a Poured Watercolor workshop September 22-24, 2018 in Telluride.  We will combine studio time masking, pouring, and painting with field work capturing the natural beauty of the Colorado high country.

 

 

 

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Learn how color properties can enhance your paintings, including pigment characteristics, color theory, and pouring techniques.  This workshop will give you strategies for improving your paintings by focusing on composition, value, edges, and of course, color!

 

Tuition is $200, which includes four days of instruction, thorough coverage of watercolor pouring techniques and color theory, guidance and coaching for all levels of painters, art principles, supportive critiques, and a 12 page illustrated reference book.

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This workshop is strictly limited to 6 participants.  Register today: WORKSHOP REGISTRATION LINK  to ensure your spot.  Make new friends, discover your muse in a relaxing setting, create art in beautiful surroundings, grow as an artist by learning new techniques, stretch, laugh, explore, support, participate, flourish, sparkle, dream,  ……….

This workshop is appropriate for all skill levels.  With a small class size and an intimate setting, beginners will receive the support to rapidly improve, and advanced artists will receive challenges to take their painting to the next level.aspen

 

 

POURED WATERCOLOR WORKSHOP

w/CHERI ISGREEN

SEPTEMBER  22, 23, 24, 2018

TELLURIDE, CO

WORKSHOP REGISTRATION LINK

 

 

Upon registration, you will receive a materials list, the instructional booklet, and several links for more information about poured watercolors.  Come paint with us… relax…create…explore…grow…make new friends…laugh…play…discover…invent…enjoy…

Inexpensive lodging can be found on Air B&B, Telluride, Colorado.  I can help you connect with a roommate for the workshop.

 

Upcoming March Workshop at Ah Haa School for the Arts, Telluride, CO

Time to register for POURED WATERCOLOR with Cheri Isgreen

Fri-Sun March 23-25 10 am – 4 pm. $355

Forgo the brush & experiment with the process of pouring watercolor to produce looser paintings with unique results. Learn pigment rules & pouring techniques, as well as color theory, composition, & strategies for successful painting. Learn how pouring watercolors in a series of glazes allows depth of color to develop while preserving underlying layers and enhancing luminosity. Experience how poured watercolor fosters a wide range of spontaneous colors while maintaining the harmony of a limited palette. All levels of painters welcome, including first-time watercolorists. Extra support for new painters and design challenges for experienced artists will be provided.

REGISTER FOR POURED WATERCOLOR

“Poured Watercolor” Workshop in beautiful Telluride Colorado

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The wildflowers are blooming, the mountains shine, and rainbows appear in the evening light.  Summertime in Telluride!  It’s time for a weekend mountain getaway.  Relax in beautiful Telluride while exploring some new watercolor techniques.  I will teach “Poured Watercolor” through the Ah Haa School of the Arts, Friday – Sunday, July 28 – 30, 2017. 

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Forgo the brush and experiment with the process of pouring watercolor to produce paintings with unique results. Learn the pigment rules, color theory, and pouring techniques to give your watercolor paintings glowing results.  By pouring paint in a series of glazes,  underlying layers are preserved while developing a depth of color and enhancing luminosity.  Experience how this technique fosters a wide range of spontaneous colors while maintaining the harmony of a limited palette. Poured watercolor lends itself to a variety of subject matter.  All levels of painters are welcome, including first-time watercolorists.

To register, visit the Ah Haa School of the Arts registration page: POURED WATERCOLOR REGISTRATION

Painting Experimentation

Researchers say that teaching deepens the teacher’s understanding, so she is learning along with her students.  As I have been preparing for numerous classes and workshops this summer, I paint examples that I can use in my workshops.  As I paint, I reflect on what I’m doing, the decisions I am making, and the results of those decisions.  These reflections go into my lesson plans.  Often these reflections lead to experimental paintings.

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“Cowboy Up,” explores lost and found edges despite using masks (hard edges) to preserve the layers in the pour.  This was achieved from two approaches.

  • in the initial masking by softening the edges through “scratchy dry brush” edge treatment
  • after the mask was removed, I softened the edges while adding neutralized wash to the wet areas

“Cowboy Up” was painted for my poured watercolor class to be held at the Ah Haa School of the Arts in Telluride, Colorado July 28 & 29, the last weekend in July.  Register through Ah Haa at this following link:  Poured Watercolor Registration

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“A Splash of Poppies”

“Upsy Daisy” (feature image) and “A Splash of Poppies” show a myriad of techniques to employ to create loose watercolor paintings, including outlining, dripping, splashing, and wet-into-wet alla prima painting.  The next “Getting Loose” class is set for September 30th as a benefit for the Montrose Center for the Arts.  Register for this very playful, relaxing workshop with this link: Poured Watercolor Registration

This summer, I am teaching every Wednesday at the Gunnison Arts Center through the program, Wednesdays at Western State University.  You can register for the Gunnison classes at the following link:  Wednesday at Western Registration Cheri Isgreen  or by calling the university at (970)943-2885.

Sketch Journals– Wednesdays, 3:00 – 5:00 pm.
June 14, June 28, July 12, July 26, August 9.place1

Back by popular demand! Explore ways to combine text with image using creative expression, visual design principles, and art techniques. All levels welcome; beginners
will be given extra support, and advanced students will receive design challenges. 5 sessions, classes need not be taken sequentially. Instructor: Cheri Isgreen. $35.

Bringing The Art Masters Alive – Wednesdays, 3:00 – 5:00 pm.
June 21, July 5, July 19, August 2.

cezanneDo you love art? Bring it alive through creative discovery. Take a multimedia approach to exploring periods, movements, geography, and master artists through making art. No prerequisite; each session is a stand-alone class with new content each week Emphasis is on creative expression and discovery. We will not be copying masterworks.  All levels welcome; beginners will be given extra support; experienced artists are given design challenges to deepen their understanding. 5 sessions, classes need not be taken sequentially. Instructor: Cheri Isgreen. $35.

High Point Updates

This is your last opportunity to see “HIGH POINT, the Art of Showing Horses” in Teluride at the historic Mélange Gallery.  HIGH POINT closes Thursday, August 28th.

HIGH POINT opens Saturday, August 30th in Redstone, at the newly remodeled Redstone Art Gallery.  Hours for the opening are 10am-5pm.  Cheri will show 2 new works, “Stormy Monday” and “Two Step.”  Both paintings  developed from ideas generated from previous works.

 “Two Step” evolved from the painting “Dancer.”

"Two Step" copyright Cheri Isgreen
“Two Step” copyright Cheri Isgreen
"Dancer"  watercolor, 16"X20" $300
“Dancer” watercolor, 16″X20″ $300

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 “Stormy Monday” is a poured water color based on her Storm series.   “Storm’s A-Comin” and “Who’s got the Blues” are other paintings in this series.

"Stormy Monday" copyright Cheri Isgreen
“Stormy Monday”  poured watercolor, copyright Cheri Isgreen
"Storm's A-Comin" copyright Cheri Isgreen
“Storm’s A-Comin” painted watercolor, copyright Cheri Isgreen
"Who's Got de Blues?" copyright C Isgreen 2014
“Who’s Got de Blues?” painted and splattered watercolor, copyright C Isgreen 201

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HIGH POINT will sponsor 3 “creation stations” where visitors can try their hands at Chinese brush painting, zen painting, and origami.   Cheri is donating a painting for the silent auction to benefit homeless artists.  All visitors to the art show can register to win a HIGH POINT tee shirt.

 

Opening Mélange Telluride

The show runs through August 28th.  Stop in to see the artwork and complete some interactive community art, including found objects sculpture, origami, and Chinese brush painting.

discussing art at the opening
discussing art at the opening
observed in Telluride
observed in Telluride, click on image to see the whole message