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February 3rd, 2023, unless the program is full prior to this date. BWS is pleased to present a 2 day Program with Artist Liz Walker.
Artist Liz Walker
Liz Walker, who creates award-winning paintings in her home studio in the Portland, Oregon area has been painting and teaching throughout the Pacific Northwest for over 20 years. Abstracted figures that convey a sense of “story” are her favorite subject matter, and she produces hundreds of paintings each year.
She received her BA in Art from Trinity University in San Antonio, TX. Her work has been exhibited in regional and national juried shows, and in 2020 she received First Place in the 47th Annual Rocky Mountain Watermedia Exhibit for her black and white painting “Upon Closer Inspection”.
Her paintings have been published in several North Light publications, including Watercolor Magazine and Artists Magazine. She is a Signature member of the National Watercolor Society, Northwest Watercolor Society, Western Federation of Watercolor Societies, and the International Society of Experimental Artists
Visit her website www.lizwalkerart.com for information about Liz and to see more of her art,
Two Day Program (Feb 10-11 2023) 10am-4pm EST
Use your familiar watercolor pigments and papers in a new way! By using acrylic matte medium, our watercolor paintings can soar to new heights. This medium allows us to create a new painting surface from which we can easily lift out color and put new color down in its place (without creating “mud”). It adds to and enhances your traditional watercolor pigments, creating texture and areas of visual interest in your paintings. This is a great way to combine acrylic techniques with your watercolors without having to purchase all new paints and papers. (Since we are covering papers with matte medium, you can even use inexpensive brands of watercolor paper!).
Class time will consist of demos of techniques and lots of time for students to paint. I will offer subject matter ideas and quick demos to illustration lessons, but everyone is free to use their own subject matter.
Day One: Preparing Papers and Painting Exercises
1: Discussion of materials and hands on preparation: pre-treating papers with matte medium and/or gesso
2: Slideshow (step by step/progress images of paintings)
While our wet papers are drying, we’ll do this exercise:
Blind Contour Drawing (from Sidewalk Crack photos)
3: Demo: how to plan/draw/paint in watercolor on treated papers
Using caran d’ache crayon to draw on treated papers
Wipe out color/add texture
Discussion of opaques vs transparent
DAY Two: Repurposing Old Watercolor Paintings – Imposing Brand New Subject Matter
Slideshow (before and after images of repurposed paintings)
Demo: How to repurpose an old watercolor painting
Use linework to restructure the composition
Draw new subject matter on top (abstract and/or representational)
Lift out/isolate areas that aren’t working (using a wet sponge or brush)
Use gouache or opaque watercolors to cover areas
With helpful techniques from the instructor, students will repurpose one or two of their old watercolor paintings (quarter sheet size is recommended).
SUPPLIES LIST AND PREPARATION INSTRUCTIONS
You can retrieve the Supply List here.
Instruction will be from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM EST both days.
Expect a break for lunch and other short breaks as needed by the instructor.
Payments are preferred on line, but if you send a check, please have it made out to BWS and reference Liz Walker Workshop to: