“Painting Incredible Flowers in Watercolor”
Workshop by Kathleen Noffsinger
Saturday, May 21
10am to 3pm
“Color” will be the emphasis in this challenging class where Kathleen will share her color-mixing secrets for clear vibrant “no mud” washes, using both demonstrations as well as one-on-one instruction. Open to all skill levels, the one-day workshop will review color basics and then explore the use of clear transparent color to create luminous floral paintings that are exciting in value, color dominance and design. Students will make studio color charts and complete challenging exercises designed to push them to try new aspects of using the medium, taking them out of their current comfort levels of painting in watercolor and into intermediate/advanced levels. Exercises will include developing color exaggerations and creating a “road map” for painting incredible light. Each student will work individually on paintings of their own choice of subject including both garden landscapes and flower portraits. Prior knowledge of basic watercolor technique is helpful but not required. A supply list will be given at registration.
Outline for Discussions, Ideas and Lessons:
I. Introduction to Painting Incredible Florals:
II. Technique vs. Creativity
III. Black and White Studies Equal Creative Color
IV. The Painting Plan – The Road Map to Great Paintings
b. Positive and Negative Shapes
c. Value Studies
d. Creative Thinking
V. Drawing Flowers
VI. The Pigments
VII. Color Basics
VIII. Color Exaggerations
IX. Painting Flowers in the Studio
X. Painting Flowers in the Garden
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Painting and drawing since childhood, Kathleen Noffsinger has taught painting and drawing classes since 1998, including “Travel and Paint” workshops in Bermuda and the Florida Keys. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland where she majored in elementary education and chose all her electives in art and design. A popular instructor, she has taught workshops for art leagues in Virginia, Maryland and Florida. Her paintings have won numerous awards, been featured in several publications including Chesapeake Bay magazine and been purchased for both private and corporate collections throughout the world
Kathleen is currently a Signature/Lifetime member of the Virginia Watercolor Society, the National League of American Pen Women (Art), the Rappahannock Art League, and a past member of the National Watercolor Society and the Florida Watercolor Society. Her paintings have been included in numerous juried art shows and are available in fine art galleries throughout the East Coast and the Florida Keys. She may be reached through her on-line studio gallery www.kathleennoffsinger.com or at her studio in Hartfield, VA (804) 832-1387.
Registration deadline: Thursday, May 19 @ 5pm
Cost is $100 per student.