Bandouille Plein Air
Bandouille Pleinair

Price includes:- Expert tutoring Full board ensuite accommodation Some materials Full use of studio Trips out to plein air locations


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Tutoring Description

This workshop is designed for those who would like to gain a better understanding of methods and techniques to make a watercolor painting that is simple yet strong. The goal is to capture light and atmosphere of the subject through the simplification process.

The process of simplification begins with visualization. In representational art, this ability to see the result of a painting is instrumental in realizing an artist’s vision. Through various exercises and step-by-step demonstrations, Keiko shows how you can take the initial inspiration through the simplification process to an expressive painting that is strong in composition and content.

Subject matters include landscape, cityscape, waterscape and interior, which will be demonstrated in a manner that is more representational or impressionistic rather than abstract.

The introduction focuses on the fundamentals including how to choose and get to know appropriate materials. The areas of topic covered in this workshop include: the importance of value studies, how to do a preliminary drawing, how to edit a complex subject, what makes a good design, understanding of tonal values and colors, and a variety of techniques in paint application and brush handling.

We will paint different subject(s) every day, en plein-air weather permitting (for an outdoor workshop). Each day there will be a small exercise which will then be applied to a painting later in the day.

Keiko will do two demonstrations a day. There will be plenty of one-on-one guidance and a question-and-answer session on a daily basis. A class critique will be conducted at the end of each day. An amount of time spent indoors and outdoors will be determined by the organizer and the instructor.

Recommended experience:

All levels, although watercolour knowledge strongly recommended to benefit from this workshop


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