Watercolor IV - Masters


Watercolor IV - Masters
Watercolor IV - Masters
Watercolor IV - Masters
Watercolor IV - Masters
Watercolor IV - Masters

Watercolor IV – Masters - FALL 2020
9-11am
General Public - $78 per series
Garden Members - $70.20 per series

Create landscapes or seascapes in watercolor from your own photos that inspire you or one the instructor supplies. We will be utilizing advanced techniques to create textures and depth within a refined composition. This class is suitable for anyone 16 and older with a working knowledge of color theory and design elements as well as intermediate to advanced watercolor painting experience. Two-hour classes taught by Deanna Weinholtz. In order to maintain the safest environment possible, classes will be offered via Zoom Meeting, a free online audio-visual platform.
All adult classes and workshops are recorded and are available for one week after the class. Therefore, if you miss a class, you will have one week to catch up on the class at your convenience. Review our class information and procedures for more information. 

Waves of Paradise – October 14, 21, 28, November 4

Learn how to create crashing waves in watercolor. This is a very exciting class to help you loosen up your watercolor techniques and show your unique painting style!  Please review the supply list to purchase before the start of class.

431 - October 14 - Masking fluid is introduced and is splattered on your watercolor paper to start creating the splash of waves. Wet in wet painting is started as the underpainting.

432 - October 21 - The colors/anatomy of waves is introduced and we begin blocking in the colors. Glazing colors begins.

433 - October 28 - Glazing of watercolor continues as details of the wave are added.

434 - November 4 - Final glazing is added to the painting to give the painting depth. Masking fluid is removed, edges softened and paint is splattered to finish the final effect of the wave. Any remaining questions about individual paintings addressed.

Snowy Walk in the Forest – November 18, December 2, 9, 16


A beautiful journey through a winter forest brings many exciting challenges to a watercolorist. This Masters class will explore how to capture the shimmer of snow among trees in a forest. We will utilize advanced techniques to create shadows, depth and texture within your watercolor painting.  Please review the supply list to purchase before the start of class.

441 - November 18 - Painting trees will be introduced and demonstrated utilizing a combination of wet in wet techniques and wet in dry techniques. Masking fluid is added to maintain some white areas.

442 - December 2 - Glazing and several different textural techniques are demonstrated and students will begin adding these to strengthen their paintings. Use of a palette knife is demonstrated and its use is explained in many aspects of creating texture within a watercolor painting.

443 - December 9 - Use of a “Mr. Clean Magic Eraser” is demonstrated and how it can create dramatic effects. Students will begin to apply these techniques to their paintings. Glazing to create shadows and depth will continue.

444 - December 16 - Glazing and all the techniques that were learned will continue to strengthen student paintings. Splattering of watercolor is introduced. Any remaining questions about individual paintings will be addressed.

Meet your, award winning, instructor Deanna Weinholtz!
Deanna Weinholtz is a Watermedia Artist from Western New York who is best known for her luminous landscapes and seascapes in watercolor and acrylics. Her creations have been displayed in numerous exhibitions and galleries and have won national and regional awards. Many of her creations are featured in the homes of her collectors. 

Deanna's inspiration comes from travels throughout the United States, Canada and Italy. The Kawartha Lakes in Canada is one of her favorite subjects and is frequently featured in her paintings. Observing spectacular sunsets over the water and the Northern Lights occasionally dancing across the sky has inspired a number of her paintings. Deanna uses large brushes, rags and her fingers to create spontaneous, intuitive paintings that are a beautiful mix of representational abstract. 

A graduate of State University College at Buffalo with a degree in design, Deanna worked as a graphic designer for several years before leaving to raise a family. Her other artistic endeavors included designing and dressmaking of wedding gowns, until her passion for painting pulled her back to full time professional fine art. She shares her knowledge and love of painting through teaching and demos. Deanna is a Signature Member of Niagara Frontier Watercolor Society where she serves on the Board of Directors and is Co-Chair of the Exhibitions Committee, an Exhibiting Member of Buffalo Society of Artists where she serves on the Board of Directors and is Membership Chair, an Exhibiting Member of Pittsburgh Watercolor Society and an Associate Member of Philadelphia Watercolor Society.

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