Watercolour as a Path to Awareness
With David McEown
May 6 - 10, 2020
We look forward to offering this program next year in Spring 2021. Sign-up to be notified when we have new dates. You may also find details on Hollyhock’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic here.
Explore watercolour’s magical flowing spontaneity and essential techniques as you paint directly from nature. Enhance your perception, way of “seeing”, and connectedness to the earth with this travel-friendly medium.
Enjoy a dynamic watercolour demonstration; exploring paint as a form of meditation and play. Uncover the secret hydrodynamics of watercolour paint and the brush work manipulation of the “bead” to define form. Tools, colours, and materials are simplified to achieve profound results with the minimum equipment that this portable medium affords.
A refreshing colour exercise reveals a clear painting objective. Learn to mix and create the colours you observe, as well as develop a visual vocabulary for painting from imagination. Perception exercises and shape reading demonstrations show you how to achieve likeness and proportion. Capture the moment on paper as you paint outdoor-settings, inspired by the wondrous beauty of Cortes Island.
All levels welcome!
Canadian artist David McEown has used the medium of watercolour for the past 30 years to explore and express many of this earth’s wilderness areas. His paintings from Antarctica to the North Pole are represented in collections worldwide. David is a Fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society, a graduate of the Ontario College of Art and Design and an elected member of the Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour, which in 2005 and 2018 awarded him the society’s prestigious A.J. Casson Medal. He is also a sought after teacher and has conducted workshops and multimedia presentations for numerous art societies and…
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