Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Solitude,  1944-63; watercolor and charcoal on paper, 42 x 60 inches, Burchfield Penney Art Center, Gift of Charles Rand Penney, 1994
Class / Workshop | Many Faces of Burchfield's Solitude
International Center for Watercolor
Saturday, October 13, 2018, 12–3:30 pm
Artist/Instructor: Jennifer Koury
$42 BPAC member/$52 BPAC not-yet member
Explore the fascinating imagery trapped in Charles Burchfield's painting, Solitude. Participants will select rock formations combined with trees and /or undergrowth to hide shapes or subtle imagery.
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.
1. Small rocks or photos to inspire rock formations with trees/shrubbery along with interesting shapes you might want to include within the formations.
2. Sketchpad and pencils
3. Watercolors, brushes, and palette which will work for multimedia
4. Bring a palette to combine the mediums of charcoal and watercolor which will not compromise a pure watercolor palette.
5. Charcoal pencils of various densities and/or vine charcoal and/or charcoal sticks
6. Erasers for pencils and charcoal
7. ½ sheet of 100% cotton/rag watercolor paper
8. Erasers appropriate for Pencil and charcoal