• DURANGO WATERCOLOR WORKSHOP 2018 at Vallecito - DAY ONE

    2 monthes ago - By The Painted Prism

    This year's Durango Watercolor Workshop was held at the Willson's beautiful property near Lake Vallecito, on August 17, 18, 19, 2018.
    Sketching the beautiful outdoors
    We started out the day with our coffee in the Great Room, talking about the workshop as a whole, and the project for the day, Botanical Triptychs -
    We then moved into the Painting Studio, set up our painting stations, and began the project by preparing the long skinny paper and painting the warm underpainting with salt texture added.
    Example of a botanical illustration by Pat
    While the under paintings were drying, we moved...
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  • DURANGO WATERCOLOR WORKSHOP at Vallecito - DAY TWO

    DURANGO WATERCOLOR WORKSHOP at Vallecito - DAY TWO

    2 monthes ago - By The Painted Prism

    We started Saturday in the Great Room, talking about the day's project, Tiered Landscape Paintings.
    Back in the studio, before starting on our new project, Pat demonstrated how to finish yesterday's project, the Botanical Triptychs. . .
    Then, everyone had some time to finish up their paintings. . .
    Pat demonstrated how to start today's project, the Tiered Landscape Paintings. . .
    .. . a graded wash, painted wet-in-wet - starting with yellow, then rose, and then blue. Once this is dry, we will turn this around, so that the yellow will be in the foreground.
    While these under paintings were...
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  • DURANGO WATERCOLOR WORKSHOP at Vallecito - DAY THREE

    DURANGO WATERCOLOR WORKSHOP at Vallecito - DAY THREE

    2 monthes ago - By The Painted Prism

    It was a beautiful day at Vallecito on Sunday - perfect for sketching references for our day's project, "Painting the Garden like Matisse"
    Back in the studio, we all started drawing with our brushes -
    Cutting up photo references to use in collage grid
    Pat's demo - drawing is done and ready to paint here
    At the end of the day, it was fun to see everyone's "Matisse" painting. . .
    Beth wearing her "reference shirt"
    Victoria really captured the day!
    Thanks, everyone! It was a wonderful workshop with a terrific group!
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