Leading Edge Workshop In Winnipeg

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.

Rex Beanland, Leading Edge Workshop

Class Paintings 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rex Beanland, Leading Edge Workshop

Class Paintings 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

Kensington Market

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. 

Rex Beanland, Another Look At Kensington, watercolour, 14 x 21

At End Of Workshop

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Second stage . . .

Rex Beanland, Another Look At Kensington, watercolour, 14 x 21

2nd wash

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Third stage . . .

Rex Beanland, Another Look At Kensington, watercolour, 14 x 21

3rd wash

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Final stage . . .

Rex Beanland, Another Look At Kensington, watercolour, 14 x 21

Kensington Final

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jasper Ave

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.

Rex Beanland, Jasper Ave, watercolour, 14 x 21

At End Of Workshop

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stage 2 . . . adding the rest of the cars

Rex Beanland, Jasper Ave, watercolour, 14 x 21

2nd wash

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stage 3 . . .  adding some darks

Rex Beanland, Jasper Ave, watercolour, 14 x 21

3rd wash

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stage 4 . . . left side

Rex Beanland, Jasper Ave, watercolour, 14 x 21

4th wash

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

Rex Beanland, Jasper Ave, watercolour, 14 x 21

Lifting Out

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Final Version . . .

Rex Beanland, Jasper Ave, watercolour, 14 x 21

Jasper Ave

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Again it was a great workshop and thanks to everyone for their participation.

Rex Beanland, Leading Edge Workshop

Class Photo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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. 

Rex Beanland, Leading Edge Workshop

Student Sample

 

 

 

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