Watercolor IV - Masters
Watercolor IV – Masters - FALL 2020
General Public - $78 per series
Garden Members - $70.20 per series
Waves of Paradise – October 14, 21, 28, November 4
Learn how to create crashing waves in watercolor. This is a very exciting class to help you loosen up your watercolor techniques and show your unique painting style! Please review the supply list to purchase before the start of class.
431 - October 14 - Masking fluid is introduced and is splattered on your watercolor paper to start creating the splash of waves. Wet in wet painting is started as the underpainting.
432 - October 21 - The colors/anatomy of waves is introduced and we begin blocking in the colors. Glazing colors begins.
433 - October 28 - Glazing of watercolor continues as details of the wave are added.
434 - November 4 - Final glazing is added to the painting to give the painting depth. Masking fluid is removed, edges softened and paint is splattered to finish the final effect of the wave. Any remaining questions about individual paintings addressed.
Snowy Walk in the Forest – November 18, December 2, 9, 16
A beautiful journey through a winter forest brings many exciting challenges to a watercolorist. This Masters class will explore how to capture the shimmer of snow among trees in a forest. We will utilize advanced techniques to create shadows, depth and texture within your watercolor painting. Please review the supply list to purchase before the start of class.
441 - November 18 - Painting trees will be introduced and demonstrated utilizing a combination of wet in wet techniques and wet in dry techniques. Masking fluid is added to maintain some white areas.
442 - December 2 - Glazing and several different textural techniques are demonstrated and students will begin adding these to strengthen their paintings. Use of a palette knife is demonstrated and its use is explained in many aspects of creating texture within a watercolor painting.
443 - December 9 - Use of a “Mr. Clean Magic Eraser” is demonstrated and how it can create dramatic effects. Students will begin to apply these techniques to their paintings. Glazing to create shadows and depth will continue.
444 - December 16 - Glazing and all the techniques that were learned will continue to strengthen student paintings. Splattering of watercolor is introduced. Any remaining questions about individual paintings will be addressed.
Deanna's inspiration comes from travels throughout the United States, Canada and Italy. The Kawartha Lakes in Canada is one of her favorite subjects and is frequently featured in her paintings. Observing spectacular sunsets over the water and the Northern Lights occasionally dancing across the sky has inspired a number of her paintings. Deanna uses large brushes, rags and her fingers to create spontaneous, intuitive paintings that are a beautiful mix of representational abstract.
A graduate of State University College at Buffalo with a degree in design, Deanna worked as a graphic designer for several years before leaving to raise a family. Her other artistic endeavors included designing and dressmaking of wedding gowns, until her passion for painting pulled her back to full time professional fine art. She shares her knowledge and love of painting through teaching and demos. Deanna is a Signature Member of Niagara Frontier Watercolor Society where she serves on the Board of Directors and is Co-Chair of the Exhibitions Committee, an Exhibiting Member of Buffalo Society of Artists where she serves on the Board of Directors and is Membership Chair, an Exhibiting Member of Pittsburgh Watercolor Society and an Associate Member of Philadelphia Watercolor Society.