Monthly meeting and workshop
FEBRUARY 16, 2022 (Wednesday)
1:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M.
FEBRUARY 22, 2022 (Tuesday)
9:00 AM - 3:00 P.M.
Demo: David Lee – Watercolor Painting
David is an award-winning watercolor impressionist who paints landscape and figure, his style is loose, bold and spontaneous. David’s goal is to capture a moment in time that may invoke feeling and interest from viewers. He paints atmosphere, light and the moment, not subjects. David pursued photography as a hobby for two decades while earning his living in insurance management business. When he retired in 2002, he got back to painting with a vengeance, amassing over 50 awards. David’s paintings have been shown in prestigious institutions such as Allentown Art Museum, Bethlehem City Hall, Banana Factory, Lehigh University, Thunderbird Foundation Fine Art Gallery, through groups shows as well as solo shows. The knowledge gained in his life time is all presented in each of his paintings. Years of practice and experiment have allowed him to produce work that is lacking great detail but still retains enough representational imagery for the viewer to connect the dots. To learn more about David’s work visit his website: www.davidleefineart.com
Demonstration Description, Watercolor, People in the Landscape:
David plans on doing a demo on Pennsylvania landscape with people in it. The painting will start with a pencil sketch done from a photo or a finished painting. The demo painting will be done from start to finish. There will be time for questions from the members during the demo and afterward.
This one-day workshop is geared toward anyone who wants to learn painting loose and spontaneous watercolors. This workshop is entertaining and includes a one-hour demo in the morning and a one hour demo in the afternoon; leaving plenty of time to paint for the workshop participants. Artists will use their own photographs to paint landscapes or cityscapes with people in them.
Please don’t feel like you have to buy new materials or supports for this workshop unless specifically requested. Bring your own favorite colors and brushes!
Colors: Mostly Holbein and Winsor Newton artis colors – viridian, cerulean blue, cobalt blue, French ultramarine blue, permanent alizarin crimson, rose madder, cadmium red, cadmium orange cadmium yellow, aureolin yellow, yellow ochre, raw umber, burnt sienna, brown madder and Chinese white.
Brushes: I use Isabey or Raphael French mop (squirrel hair) brushes # 8, 6, 4, Escoda Perla #16 and 12 plus Escoda Optimo #8 rigger. My favorite brush is Isabey French mop #6, which I highly recommend
Paper: 140lb Arches watercolor block. 12x16” cold press or rough, or any fine watercolor papers not bigger than 12x16”
Palette: I use John Pike, Holbein, Fusion watercolor palettes
Miscellaneous: Masonite board for paper support, hair dryer, masking tape, paper towels, pencil, drawing pad, ruler, sponge
Bring a few photographs of landscapes (with people in them) or use my photos
David Lee – Watercolor, People in the landscape