Intro to Watercolor
with Derek Gundy
This workshop is a one day introduction to watercolor, taught by Derek Gundy. This learning opportunity is designed for people who would like to begin in watercolor, or those who have tried and experienced frustration. Derek's painting from imagination process helps new painters focus on collaborating with the materials instead of trying to replicate specific scenes. Participants will learn about the paints, brushes, paper, and other additional materials.
Saturday January 20th, 10:00am - 3:00pm
Students will paint a landscape from imagination using a limited palette of watercolors. All supplies, including M. Graham professional grade watercolors, will be provided by the instructor. This is a wonderful opportunity to try some of the nicer products available before you invest in your own materials - a wonderful learning opportunity for potential new watercolor painters!
View some of Derek's professional work below, and scroll all the way down to see an example of the type of painting students will be creating during this workshop.
Landscape Watercolor from Imagination
Derek believes that most of the frustration that occurs with new painters is trying too hard to replicate a reference image exactly like it is in the photograph. Instead, new painters can experience surprising success when they play with real imagery but from their imagination. Learning what different amounts of water and paint will do when combines, students realize early on they are collaborating with the water, and that this is not entirely within their control. Giving up control, one will have far more success with watercolor.
This workshop will give you the learning experience of how to create imagery with simple techniques, guided by the instructor step by step.