Highlights from the 2nd Annual Watercolor Live: Day 2
On Day 2 of Watercolor Live, we continued the learning streak with even more of today’s masters. In addition to the live demos, we even had a surprise visit by our very own Eric Rhoads, who is fortunately back on the mend.
Our bonus sessions included a pre-event seminar with Jeff Olson of Royal Talens; Blick Art Materials featuring Sarah Simon; Laguna Plein Air Painters Association; Cheap Joe’s Art Stuff; Royal Talens featuring Dena Peterson; and Savoir-Faire featuring Keiko Tanabe.
Keep reading to see what our experts had to share!
When painting eyes with watercolor, Michael Holter advised us to keep in mind that the whites of the eyes aren’t really “white,” so you can feel free to add a little bit of color. He gave us demonstration live from his studio, where we checked in with him throughout the day to see his progress on a watercolor portrait of a cowboy.
“Try to go out every day and draw or paint outside,” Amit Kapoor advised. Amit brought his lesson to us from India as he painted a photo reference from Port Lligat, Costa Brava, Spain.
Kathleen S. Giles explained the technique of layering wet-into-wet washes while creating a realistic painting of a flower. She reminded us that it’s not just applicable to florals – you can use these techniques no matter what subject you’re painting.
An architectural illustrator by trade, and a watercolor artist at heart, Stewart White is from Baltimore, Maryland. Stewart gave a demo of an industrial scene that “turns into a magical piece of sculpture” when the light is just right.
Joining us from Taiwan, Chien Chung Wei explained the importance of making design decisions from the beginning while using a photo reference. Hint: it’s worth noting the direction of the shadows.
There’s still time to join us for Watercolor Live! Register today at WatercolorLive.com and get access to all the replays you may have missed, and still learn from the world’s top watercolor artists!