Watercolor: Focus on Light (Chiaroscuro)

Watercolor: Focus on Light (Chiaroscuro)
Focus on Light (chiaroscuro)
With so many aspects of painting to juggle (composition, color, values), an artist can get lost trying to create a cohesive image. With strong light, many of these elements fall into place naturally. In this class, we will observe the various levels of lighting, and how the right balance can make a painting "sing." We will experiment with light's counterpart, darkness, too. We will study master painters of all mediums, and note their use of light and dark to make an image come to life. 
With so many aspects of painting to juggle (composition, color, values), an artist can get lost trying to create a cohesive image. With strong light, many of these elements fall into place naturally. In this class, we will observe the various levels of lighting, and how the right balance can make a painting "sing." We will experiment with light's counterpart, darkness, too. We will study master painters of all mediums, and note their use of light and dark to make an image come to life. 
Skip Dates: Class will run for 8 weeks, skipping Saturday February 15. 
About the Instructor: Barbara DiLorenzo is a children’s book author and illustrator (RENATO AND THE LION, Viking 2017 and QUINCY, little bee books, 2018). She graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design, and studied under Mary Beth McKenzie at the Art Students League in New York. She is a signature member of the New England Watercolor Society as well as the Society of Illustrators. Barbara loves teaching at the Arts Council of Princeton where she aims to bring out the best in all artists. To see more of her work, please visit www.barbaradilorenzo.com.
Materials:
  • Drawing paper - 9” x 12” or a similar size
  • Pencils - 2H, HB, 2B, 3B, mechanical or wood - your preference
  • Colored pencils - optional
  • Pencil sharpener
  • Kneaded Eraser
  • Brushes - a range, but small round #2 or #4 are good for detail work and flat 2" brushes are great for large washes.
  • Block of watercolor paper - hot or cold pressed - your preference
  • Container for water
  • Optional for painting in class: watercolor palette with wells to place fresh paint 
  • Watercolor suggestions: (from tubes)
  1. Aureolin Yellow (a cool yellow)
  2. New Gamboge (a warm yellow)
  3. Quinacridone Gold or Raw Sienna (an earth color)
  4. Quinacridone Burnt Orange or Burnt Sienna (an earth color)
  5. Permanent Red (or Winsor Red, or Cadmium Red) -- (a warm red)
  6. Quinacridone Rose or Permanent Rose (a cool red)
  7. Alizarin Crimson (a cool red) 
  8. French Ultramarine (warm blue)
  9. Phthalo Blue or Winsor Blue
  10. Cobalt Blue (true blue)
  11. Sap Green
  12. Viridian
  13. Burnt Umber
  14. White gouache - (opaque white for detail work)
20W-4400-120-0651
Saturdays, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Dates: Jan 18, 2020 - Mar 14, 2020
8 Session(s)
Instructor: Barbara DiLorenzo
Members: $ 195.00 | Non-Members: $ 220.00
Material Fees: $ 0.00