I was really pleased to be asked to do a watercolour workshop for Leading Edge Art Workshops. The workshop was in Winnipeg. I lived in Winnipeg for many years so it was a great opportunity to visit the city. The workshop was fabulous. The participants were very talented artists and extremely eager to learn which is a very exciting combination.
I was very pleased with what we accomplished. The quality of the work was great as can be seen in these photos. These are all works in progress.
The class wanted to keep moving forward with new content so I didn’t finish my demos during the workshop but I was asked to take photos of the various stages as I worked on the paintings at home.
This is a view from my favourite painting location, Kensington Market in Toronto. One of my current interests is a perspective looking down so I particularly like this subject.
Here is the painting as it was at the end of the workshop.
Second stage . . .
Third stage . . .
Final stage . . .
My second demo was a scene of Jasper Ave in Edmonton. I love the arrangement of cars. I’ve been doing a lot of sunset themed paintings lately so I added a sunset to this scene. Here is the painting at the end of the workshop.
Stage 2 . . . adding the rest of the cars
Stage 3 . . . adding some darks
Stage 4 . . . left side
Stage 5 . . . I really wasn’t happy with the left side of the painting, so, using masking tape and a toothbrush I lifted out the entire problem area.
Final Version . . .
Again it was a great workshop and thanks to everyone for their participation.
I always ask participants to send me photos of their completed painting and one enthusiastic soul sent me theirs. It has a lovely ghost like look. Well done.