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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Confident Color Workshop was a blast!

I had a great time in Ft. Lauderdale last week. This workshop for the Gold Coast Watercolor Society is on my list of all-time favorites! The weather was fantastic--80s and sunny. Thanks to Teresa Kirk for running a great workshop and to Jennifer Kellum who handled the lunch logistics (important job!) to perfection and also to class members who kept the snack table filled to overflowing with caloric goodies.
Here's a link to some of the color sketches the artists did on the second day.
People playing with myriads of color ideas and subjects to paint with their watercolors is so energizing. The workshop (20 people) began with a review of basics (split-primary color mixing)and it was surprising to find many hadn't learned--or didn't remember--this simple, important method of avoiding mud in color mixing. Then we spent one day each on color harmony triads, color contrasts, color schemes, and painting light effects in color. On Tuesday night I gave a PowerPoint presentation for the Gold Coast Watercolor Society. This program shows how 30-plus artists in Confident Color use color creatively in different media, including graphic design, fibers, and mixed media.

GCWS has a fantastic facility for both workshops and demos. March 19-23 they are sponsoring Dave Daniels, a terrific artist and teacher who is a colorist supreme and not to be missed.
Gold Coast Watercolor Society brochure
Dave Daniels Web site

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Blogger Bren Graham Thebeau said...

Sounds like a fantastic time of fun and learning and creating!

11:22 AM  
Anonymous Anabel Rub Peicher said...

Nita's workshop was very informative and everyone learned something from the very beginners to the professionals.
She has a wealth of knowledge and knows her color combinations.
Observing the creative work of the students was uplifting.
I enjoyed doing my bottle series in different color combinations.
Thanks to Nita and all of the participants.
GCWCS Rocks! I encourage all to join us in our great workshops.
Anabel Rub Peicher

8:42 PM  

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