Cindy Briggs' workshops are focused on developing your own style and building confidence as you develop a deeper understanding of design and watercolor techniques. She creates an enriching and positive atmosphere for all levels of artists. Discover her process from start to finish to create paintings with dramatic light, jazzed up harmonious colors, and captivating compositions.
Smithsonian Studio Arts Workshop – Postcard from Provence in Watercolor
June 16 @ 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Smithsonian Studio Arts Workshop - Postcard from Provence in Watercolor
June 16, 2021
1:30 PM – 4:30 PM EST
Studio Arts Workshop on Zoom
It’s quick and easy to create postcard-size paintings, whether you’re gazing at a lovely vista or referencing travel photos. Virtually spend the afternoon in Provence discovering how to capture a scene with flowing lines and colors. Learn to quickly capture light, shadow, and details that add life to your subject. From inviting doorways and windows to fields of lavender, share the “journey” using the instructor’s photos from her “Life in Provence” series, or your own photographs if you prefer. The instructor also demonstrates how to enhance your artwork with calligraphy. All levels welcome.
Watercolor step-by-step video & bonus quick sketch lesson available through open studio online.
Imagine traveling to Provence and painting the old world architecture with its charming textured stonework, lavender shutters and climbing vines.
From start to finish of this 145 min instruction video, you'll discover how to draw with flowing lines, mix captivating mingled watercolors directly on the paper, and create the illusion of dramatic sunlight and shadows.
Bonus: Cindy shares her quick-sketch technique so you can quickly capture your experiences and vision in your watercolor journal.