Experiment for Fun, Design for Success
First Session – All Levels
WE start with what is important to YOU. We build on that to make the strongest painting possible. Participants will create paintings using the elements of shape, line, value and color to simplify subject and use a variety of color plans to create emotion and mood. Discussion of content, the importance of color schemes and line quality will also be discussed. Participants will also work intuitively with shape, color, line and especially texture to produce an abstraction with a personal focus and a representational work based on personal reference choices. A variety of ‘slippery surfaces’ will be explored. These paintings will be as fun and absorbing to view, as they are to paint. There will be both group and individualized instruction with time set aside for critique. This is a fast moving, fun, mixed water media workshop where we all learn and share.
All levels are welcome as long as you are comfortable with your materials.
Mark Mehaffey’s paintings are included in corporate, private and museum collections. Among his many awards are the Silver Medal of Honor from the American Watercolor Society and the Shanghai Zhujiajiao Watercolor Biennial Award. Mark is the author of Creative Watercolor Workshop by North Light and is a popular juror. He was honored to serve as a juror of selection for both the American and National Watercolor Societies.