Sep 30 2023


9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Poured Botanical Layers

Watermedia pours provide harmonious glowing washes of color. Paint will literally be poured on wet paper surfaces allowing colors to move and blend. Incredible fusions of color will appear with hardly any effort at all. This builds up colorful backgrounds for transparent and opaque botanical layers with extended layers of mark making. We will explore, photograph, and forage plant shapes in the surrounding landscape to use as references. Experiment with different resists and textures to build up surfaces, paint translucent and opaque layers, and create extraordinary plant and flying insect shapes. Explore mark making with gesso, pencils, and pastels and other risk-taking strokes to break that “tight grip on the brush” approach.