Class / Workshop | Path of Light: Capturing Nature’s Light in Landscape
International Center for Watercolor
Saturday, September 30, 2017, 10:30 am–3 pm
Artist/Instructor: Jennifer Koury
$48 members/ $58 not-yet members
Have you ever found yourself metaphorically meandering through a painting? It might have been the path of light that drew you in. Design a watercolor painting where the light leads the viewer's eye through a landscape. The demonstration will encourage you to develop a path of light using values, forms and contrasting sharper shapes. One on one encouragement will be provided for participants.
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 the Art Center College of Design, California. She resides with her family in Buffalo and is inspired by the natural beauty of Western New York.
Your favorite watercolor paints and brushes, palette
Backing Board, such as Masonite or Gator Board to use as a firm support while painting
Neutral masking tape
Two pieces of 140 lb Arches Cold Press Watercolor Paper, approximately 1/3 or 1/2 sheet pieces. (instructor will also have full sheets available to purchase at cost.)
Soft paper towels
Sketch pad with pencils and a soft eraser
Personal landscape photos
* For inspiration, participants should bring several personal landscape photos with interesting light patterns. Skies with clouds, mountains and/or hills, rocks, winter trees with foliage, and/or water with a simple reflection are interesting jumping off points.