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 – Watercolor Sunflowers in Spain
June 23 @ 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Smithsonian Studio Arts Workshop - Watercolor Sunflowers in Spain
June 23, 2021
1:30 PM – 5:00 PM EST
Studio Arts Workshop on Zoom
Tournesols, girasoles, girasoli. In any language, a field of sunlit sunflowers surrounding a medieval village is a dream-like scene. Create your own field of sun learning how to paint with flowing watercolors while exploring positive and negative space, mixing a range of color values, and capturing sunlight with your paintbrush. A tracing and reference photo is provided to help you simplify the subjects and draw ahead of class time. This allows you to focus on finishing a painting in the session.
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.