Luminous Light in Watercolor
Instructor: Wennie Huang
Day: Saturday-Sunday, July 8-9
Price: Members $85/Non-Members $95
Based on Sargent’s palette and his dynamic and distinctive brushstrokes, this watercolor workshop will focus on color-mixing, and watercolor techniques and methods for capturing the luminous, fleeting light in nature, including underpainting, wet-on-wet, charging, lifting, leaving white, and dry brush. Emphasis will be placed on strategies for planning the sequence of a painting in order to leave hard and soft edges to imply foliage, as well as principles of color to achieve depth.
- White Enamel Metal “Butcher’s” Tray for Palette
- Watercolor Paint in these colors:
- Lemon Yellow (or other cool yellow), Gamboge, Cadmium Yellow Medium, Alizarin Crimson, Cadmium Red Medium, Quinacridone Rose or Rose Madder, Venetian Red, Cerulean Blue or Pthalo Blue, Cobalt Blue, Ultramarine Blue, Burnt Sienna, Veridian
- #10-#12 round sable, #6-#8 round sable, ¾” – 1” flat
- Arches 140 pound Cold Press Watercolor Paper – any size up to 15″ x 22” or in a block, Also smaller scraps for swatches and sketches
- Large sheet of white foam core if your paper does not come in a block – the paper must be taped to the board securely on all sides before painting.
- Thin Artists Tape (1/2”)
- 2 Clear Plastic Containers for Holding Water
- Bounty Paper Towels for blotting
- HB Pencil
- Colored Pencils
- Eraser – Kneaded
- Pencil Sharpener
Plein Air Supplies-
- Hat / Visor
- Folding Stool
- Separate small table for holding palette
- Portable watercolor set
Wennie Huang is a mixed media artist, living and working in New York City, who has taught plein-air and art workshops, design and studio classes for over 10 years at Wave Hill, the 92nd St. Y Art Center, Parsons School of Design, and Pratt Institute. Her drawings, collaborations, and mixed media work explore relationships between identity and loss, landscape and memory. Her watercolors and pastels are predominantly created on site during workshops to instruct participants on color theory, technique, composition, and the general challenges and joys of working from nature and direct observation. In addition to exhibiting at Wave Hill, Wennie has also exhibited her work at the Bronx Museum of the Arts, Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts Project Space, Hammond Museum and Japanese Stroll Garden, as well as in numerous national group shows. She has participated in arts residencies at the Center for Book Arts, Sculpture Space, Lower East Side Printshop, and Dieu Donne Papermill, and she is the recipient of grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and New York Foundation for the Arts, the Innovations in Education Fund through Parsons School for Design/ the New School, and a permanent art commission from the New York City School Construction Authority and Percent for Art Program.