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Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), March Day at Gowanda (1926 first state titled A Day in March), 1926-1933; watercolor on paper, 23 x 28 inches

Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), March Day at Gowanda (1926 first state titled A Day in March), 1926-1933; watercolor on paper, 23 x 28 inches

Class / Workshop  |  March Day in Buffalo

International Center for Watercolor

Sunday, March 3, 2019, 1–4 pm

Artist/Instructor: Jennifer Koury   
$36 members/$46 not-yet members                                   

In like a lion, out like a lamb, a March day in Buffalo might be either.  Using foreground shapes and silhouettes of your choice, learn from Burchfield’s use of setting a stage of place to highlight the complexity of the background.

The shapes the participant chooses may indicate windblown flowers or trees and hillocks, and a bird or two.  In the background, interpret ethereal elements-rain, wind, thunder, or a beautifully illuminated landscape with a flock of birds.  All of which might contrast with the foreground setting of place.

 

Using the reserved white of your paper, the transparent effects of watercolor, and the layering of pigment in the foreground for intense value, learn to use your composition to set off compelling contrasts of shape and value for atmosphere and depth.

 

Jennifer Koury, a watercolorist, delights in both the natural world's play of light and color on forms and watercolor's whimsical properties: color bleeding, reticulation, and natural paint sediments.  Koury has enjoyed a rewarding career as a dedicated painter and freelance illustrator.  She is published in both children's and adult based books. Her work is featured at George Washington's Mount Vernon and Yuma Regional Medical Center, Arizona.  After graduating from Virginia Commonwealth University in Painting and Printmaking, Koury continued her studies to graduate from Art Center College of Design, California.  A member of the BSA, NFWS, and NFPAP, she resides with her family in Buffalo and is inspired by the natural beauty of Western New York.

Supplies:

Photos and/or sketches of a March day in a Buffalo or other location to inspire a foreground stage: shapes which you can simplify or silhouette, and photos of a contrasting background interpretation of a landscape.  Remember a bird reference to place within the landscape too.

Watercolors might include: Ultramarine Blue, Cobalt Blue, Cerulean Blue, Lemon Yellow, Hansa Yellow, New Gamboge Yellow, Mineral Violet, Cobalt Violet, and Burnt Sienna, Scarlet Red, and Serpentine Green..
Watercolor palette
Brushes: 1” flat, #4  and #8 round and/or a quill brush if you have one
Arches 100% Cotton/Rag Watercolor Paper- 140 lb cold press, 15 x 22 or 11 x 15
Toothbrush and inexpensive brush for applying masking fluid
Art Masking Fluid and/or a "Fineline Masking Fluid Pen- Standard Tip”
Pencils and erasers
Arches 100% Cotton/Rag Watercolor Paper- 140 lb cold press, 15 x 22 or 11 x 15
Pencils and erasers

Download the registration form.

For further information go to the International Center For Watercolor or contact Kathy G. Shiroki at shirokkg@buffalostate.edu, 716.878.3549.