This spring our Wednesday afternoon watercolor class will focus on working wet-in-wet – establishing softer, atmospheric landscapes. We’ll deal with elements that include snow, ice, waterfalls, and lakes. Our lessons will include trees and forests, along with human influences and interactions. Our lessons will build one upon another. Our focus will be on Colorado imagery, but we will also have opportunities to visit other interesting locales in our reference material. Critiques will be designed to help everyone advance as we meet new challenges each week.
This class is best suited for painters who want to stretch as well as hone their brush skills. You will be asked to think through your painting before setting brush-to-paper, have a coherent plan for how you intend to design your composition, understand the importance of assigning dominance to one shape, while supporting it with lesser important shapes. We will explore temperature dominance (color palette choices), and how to take the viewer to a specific place within your painting (near, middle, or far). The instructor’s lesson handouts, demos, and one-on-one instruction are all designed to help each painter push past limits to achieve new heights in their painting. Sign up early, these classes fill up fast!
Intermediate level and above
About the Instructor
Randy Hale did undergraduate work in studio design at Principia College. He had the privilege of being taught watercolor in that tradition of painting now known as the California school of watercolor by one of its original members – James Green. Randy went on to earn a graduate degree in Business from the University of Denver. But it was his immersion in studies at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA where he crafted a solid foundation in design and composition. Art Center propelled him into a long and successful career in design, project management, and sales. Pitching creative concepts provided a strong foundation in working successfully with people. Once Randy moved back to Colorado his involvement with numerous art groups led to his serving on several boards, organizing shows both locally and nationally, jurying art exhibitions and providing entertaining painting demonstration programs throughout the country. But Randy’s true passion has proved to be sharing his knowledge as a teacher and workshop instructor. His PAINTED PALETTE TOURS offers students a chance to enjoy the excitement of travel with fellow painters, discovering exotic locations and capturing expressive paintings that provide further enrichment of those travel experiences. His classes and workshops are popular, fill quickly and generate wait-lists with painters eager to join.