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WATERCOLOR: Intense Color & Contrast with James Farrand, FREE Demos September 8th, 2012

"Train City" by James Farrand

WATERCOLOR: Intense Color & Contrast with James Farrand
Saturday September 8th, 2012 - FREE demos!
UPDATE Sept 4th:
CANCELLED due to family illness
We are sorry for the inconvenience,
James & DANIEL SMITH plan on re-scheduling
at 11:30 am & 2 pm

In this demo, I will discuss and demonstrate—among other things—various aspects of contrast in art and color. In particular, I'll discuss some of the concepts developed by swiss painter and teacher, Johannes Itten, including contrast of hue, contrast of saturation, and contrast of extension/proportion. I will also demonstrate the basics of how I go about achieving these contrasts in the medium of watercolor. By using techniques such as pouring/squeezing, charging, glazing, and masking, I create paintings with highly saturated colors and values that often have viewers asking, 'that's a watercolor?'. With thoughtful attention to these concepts/techniques, and a goodly amount of patience and a friendly blow-dryer, you can too.

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