With so many intriguing colors, shapes, views, and atmospheric conditions, the Southwest is an artist’s paradise! Just think of all those complementary colors like blues and oranges, purples and golds as well as the rich reds playing up against the brilliant greens! They’re deliciously fun to capture on a journal page and as an artist, we get to play up those complements for a wonderful pop, sizzle and zing on the page!
Starting Thursday, October 12th, An Imaginary Visit To The American Southwest will meander through Arches, Bryce Canyon and Zion National Parks as well as Antelope Canyon. The class will focus on helping artists build the skills we need to be able to capture the essence of these great places without getting bogged down in details too soon. Another focus of the class will be to take our pages from sketches to a more finished, polished look and the simple techniques we can use to make that happen.
Besides working with complementary colors, we will also learn to suggest details and textures. Adding text about interesting tidbits we learn along the way is optional but can add a lot to our sketchbooks. We’ll explore adding pen to the page to emphasize a view or to help add depth into the picture frame. In each of the 4 assignments, video demos are provided so you can see the technique for yourself. You can watch the videos as many times as you’d like once they are posted. The assignment handouts are downloadable and you can keep them to refer to them long after the class has finished.
The class is available in several class formats for different learning styles and time constraints. Please click here for more information.
I hope you can join in the fun of sketching these phenomenal parks! Please let me know of any questions you may have. You can leave a comment below or send me an email by following this link.
I look forward to “traveling” with you!