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Juan Pena and John Hewitt are dueling watercolorists last night at the MOPO Plein Air Event in Mendocino. (Juan was Pancho and John was Cisco.) Both Cisco and Pancho demonstrated watercolor at the same time.
Watercolor demonstration painting for WASH in Carmichael on Monday, May 12th.
In your presentation last night at SFAC you discussed transparent and sediment colors. Watercolor is usually referred to as transparent and opaque. Were you referring to opaque when you mentioned sediment colors or is that something else? Some colors are granulated also. Sorry I didn't ask last night.
Thank you for your good question.
In transparent watercolor, stain colors are very transparent. Opaque colors are the sediment colors and when wet appear very opaque, but they dry transparent. I do not refer to the sediment colors as opaque because that can be confused with Guach. Guach are referred to as opaque watercolor and used by commercial illustrators.
The last landscape class of this eight week session is Friday NOT SATURDAY.
We will be painting on-location in front of the Sierra Vista Community Center.
Watercolor Landscape Workshop
May 16,17 &18, 2014. In this three day workshop (9 - noon & 1 PM to 3:30 PM) you will receive the equivalent of eight morning classes. This workshop will feature becoming an artist and what is needed to be an on-location landscape painter. You will learn how to psych yourself to paint a work of art.
Three day workshop fee $120.00, drop-ins one day $70.00 or two days $100.00.
FREE watercolor demonstrations:
May 12th, 2014, WASH demo at 1:30 PM at the Gibbons Center, 4701 Gibbons Drive, Carmichael
May 15th 2014, 7:00 to 9:30 PM, at Juan’s new studio in Colfax, Sierra Vista Community Center, 55 School St. Colfax, CA.
Oil Portrait Workshop
May 30, 31 & June 1, 2014. This workshop is a skill building seminar. You will work from a live model. You will also learn how to draw a portrait and what colors are needed for mixing skin tones.
Some drawing ability is necessary for this class. Juan will show a simple way to draw and paint the human head, neck and shoulders.
Three day workshop free $150.00.
FREE portrait demonstration:
May 29th, 2014 (Thursday night) 7:00 to 9:30 PM, at Juan’s new studio in Colfax,
Sierra Vista Community Center, 55 School St. Colfax, CA.