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Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Rain and Wind Thru the Trees, 1935; watercolor on paper, 20 1/2 x 29 3/4 inches; Burchfield Penney Art Center, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Armand J. Castellani, 1976

Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Rain and Wind Thru the Trees, 1935; watercolor on paper, 20 1/2 x 29 3/4 inches; Burchfield Penney Art Center, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Armand J. Castellani, 1976

Class / Workshop  |  Hidden Place

International Center for Watercolor

Sunday, March 31, 2019, 1–4 pm

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

Nature brings surprises, especially when we happen upon a secret hollow in the trees, with dappled sunlight, and possibly a hidden jewel of a clutch of eggs.  Paint a hidden place within the trees, using surrounding tree trunks, their dangling branches and the light shining between them to capture the viewer's eye within a thicket.  Include a bird as a jewel of color, and perhaps its nest.

Bring reference or drawings of a forest pathway or nook with dark, cool colored trees, and then contrast these with warm light greens of forest mosses or algae growing on rocks.  Participants will use value, color saturation, and compositional elements, including light patterns and branch positions to direct the viewer's eye to a hidden place.

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 bird and a forest pathway or nook within dark, cool colored trees.   The nook might have warm light falling upon the bright greens of forest mosses or algae growing on rocks.

Watercolors might include: Ultramarine Blue, Cobalt Blue, Cerulean Blue, Lemon Yellow, Hansa Yellow, New Gamboge Yellow, Sap Green, Serpentine Green, Mineral Violet, Cobalt Violet, Scarlet Red, and Burnt Sienna
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 11 or 15 x 22,  and mounting board
Toothbrush and inexpensive brush for applying masking fluid
Art Masking Fluid and/or a "Fineline Masking Fluid Pen- Standard Tip”
Pencils, eraser, spray bottle

 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.