Composition, Design and Process in with Ian de Hoog
with Ian de Hoog
Dates: April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 and May 7, 2020
Time: 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Location: Visual Arts Studio, South Surrey Recreation Centre
“Begin with the end in mind and then put first things first” – Stephen Covey
Join me as we step through some of the more interesting aspects of creating a painting. While some topics will definitely cross mediums, the focus of this class will be how these aspects are specifically affected by the watercolour medium.
Topics will include:
- Scene simplification by focusing on shapes, not things
- Connecting/interconnecting shapes with various wash techniques
- Creating a value map and applying the map to the painting process
- Texture as a compositional element and using dry brush techniques to create it
- Using colour to create harmony
All paints are Daniel Smith
❏ Hansa Yellow Medium
❏ Yellow Ochre
❏ Pyrrol Red
❏ Permanent Alizarin Crimson
❏ Phthalo Blue GS
❏ Green Gold
❏ Sap Green
❏ Venetian Red
❏ Van Dyck Brown
❏ Payne’s Blue Grey
❏ 1” Hake
❏ Mop brush size 14
❏ Round size 8, 12
❏ Chinese calligraphy brush
❏ Rigger size 4
For workshops it is best to use ¼ to ½ sheet size though you can of course use whatever size you wish. Ian will demonstrate on ½ sheets.
❏ Arches or Saunders Waterford 140 lbs Rough paper
❏ Small sketchbook
Sponges, towel, tissues, water container (x2), masking tape, 2b –6b pencil, charcoal sticks, water spray bottle, hair dryer, painting boards & lightweight easel.