Oct 06 2024

Floating Organics

Imagine a world of layered, abstract, botanical shapes on paper. This workshop is perfect for discovering how to create with monotypes, resist tools, transparent watercolors, opaque inks and gouache paints on paper. This process allows you to discover ways to define the space around biomorphic shapes with deep values and colors. Pattern and texture will be the main ingredients for our compositions. By layering techniques we will build up a foundation of textures and botanical shapes. Watercolors will be glazed on top, adding luminosity and brilliant color, revealing some of the underlying imagery in selected spots. To build opacity, we’ll work with gouache and inks to cover various areas to “float” the botanicals, giving a field of depth to the compositions.