WORKSHOP: BOLD UNDERCOATINGS THAT GLOW with
DAN MONDLOCH at DILLMAN’S ART WORKSHOP RETREAT
Registrations needed – You or a friend
Please Contact Dan at email@example.com or 320.250.0073
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June 7-12, 2015 (Four Teaching Days) – In this workshop you will learn how to use three water-media in one painting; watercolor, gouache, and acrylic. If you’ve ever felt trapped or limited with transparent watercolor, you will enjoy the freedom this process offers. The freedom comes in having that second and third chance at getting your subject right. After adding acrylics and gouache to your watercolors, you will feel like a weight had been lifted off your shoulders, the pressure is off! The challenge is in knowing how and when to mix the various media. The secret is that each medium has its own unique visual qualities and physical characteristics. Through demos and plenty of painting time, you will learn how to combine them in a natural and effective way. Undercoating and this mixed media process can relight your fire for painting. Undercoatings with bold color have been used for centuries for their aesthetic beauty, but they are relatively new to water-media. It has had a huge impact on me because I was able to look at the same subjects I’ve always painted, but in a new way. I will show you how to pick the right colors for your undercoating, and demonstrate how that color can magically unify your entire painting. Then, you will learn how to balance the various media within one painting so that your mixed media attempt doesn’t look like an afterthought. I like to use bold color and high contrast for a dramatic effect, and sharing this water-media process is so much fun because students make a lot of progress and they get excited about painting again. They feel like going back and trying all those old failed paintings again, but with the new things they’ve learned. Join me for this workshop and re-light your firefor painting!
In this workshop the goal will be to combine fluid acrylics, watercolor, and gouache in what might feel like a reverse painting approach. Any subject matter will work for this process, and you will want to bring many reference photos or sketches to work from. My suggestion is to bring subject matter that is Simple,Easy and Familiar to paint from. This is important – and will allow you to focus on this new painting process versus focusing on trying to figure out how to paint something new.
Bring whatever size paper you prefer to work on; I would recommend a quarter sheet minimum as the goal of this workshop is to explore the new materials and loosen up a little. I will bring a variety of subject matter to demonstrate with, with my primary focus being watercolor. It would be helpful if a few participants brought hairdryers to speed up dry time between the initial wash and clear coat steps.
Reservations: firstname.lastname@example.org or 715-588-3143. Visit www.dillmans.com to learn about the art retreat and resort.Dillman’s Art Workshop Retreat and Dillman’s Bay Resort
Post Office Box 98, Lac du Flambeau, Wisconsin 54538