Field Of Dreaming, Kensington Market Toronto. Demo for Hughes On 10th



Rex Beanland, Watercolour Demo at Hughes on 10th

What A Great Group!










Last week I did a watercolour demo for Nancy Lynn Hughes at Hughes On 10th in Kensington.  This is a wonderful art gallery and studio where Nancy teaches and oversees a number of very popular classes for everyone from children to adults.

The people who came to this demo where absolutely wonderful.  They were full of enthusiasm and a very positive energy.   It was a lovely evening.

This is the painting that I did in that demonstration.  I ended up doing a lot to finish it when I got it home.


Rex Beanland, Field Of Dreaming, Kensington Market, Toronto, watercolour, 20 x 15

Field Of Dreaming, Kensington Market, Toronto













The Critique

The Good:
I love the colour and value contrast at the centre of interest.
It has a kind of energy even if it is a bit of a nervous energy.
Great little interaction between the figures.
I like that  light, curved mark front and centre.
Interesting use of dry brush.

Things To Work On:
I went too dark in areas like the parking lot so I had to rely a lot on gouache.
Once again I’m reminded to try to get the correct value in the first wash.

Upcoming Classes

I will be teaching a 1 day watercolour workshop in Turner Valley for the Sheep Creek Arts Council on Saturday, March 9.

I’m also teaching a 2 day watercolour workshop for the Leighton Centre on Saturday and Sunday, March 23-24.

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