Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Portrait Study in Spring Landscape, 1930-1960; watercolor, charcoal and graphite on paper, 28 x 34 inches (Frame: 43 3/4 x 37 3/4 inches); Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Armand J. Castellani, 1976
Class / Workshop | Personified Portraits
International Center for Watercolor
Saturday, November 3, 2018, 12–3:30 pm
Artist/Instructor: Jennifer Koury
$42 BPAC member/$52 BPAC not-yet member
Charles Burchfield’s two daughters - shown separately, were originally painted as one artwork. Burchfield divided the painting, so each daughter would have their own portrait. With the addition of extra paper, Burchfield continued to add to both works separately and in particular, he added a prominent tree. Using a tree as a metaphor to capture a personality, come to class with someone in mind who is significant in your life to personify.
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. Tree photos or drawings to personify someone in your life.
2. Sketchpad and pencils
3. Watercolors, brushes, and palette
4. Watercolor paper, ¼ sheet of 100% cotton/rag, 11x15 inches
5. Paper towels