Watercolor workshop to explore ‘unifying with color’

April 25, 2016  |  by Bonifas Arts Center


Watercolor painters can learn how to strengthen their works at Peg Sandin’s “Unifying with Color” workshop April 30 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Bonifas Arts Center studio.

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Watercolor paintings can benefit when artists limit the number of colors used, said Sandin, whereas when artists try to use many colors, paintings can get “jumbled”, losing unity.

“A lot of people have a photograph and want to paint that photograph,” she said, “and I want people to think about what kind of mood they want to set … Do you want to have a heavy palette, a lighter palette?”

This might range from muted to joyous, she said, and attendees will learn which color combinations can work well for which moods, how pairing colors changes each individual color, and how to use paints to the “best advantage … to express what you want to express.”

The exercises and lessons will be useful for all approaches, from abstract to photorealism, as artists learn how to establish a foundation, trying different combinations.

Watercolor experience is required. The workshop is $55 for nonmembers and $45 for members.


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