I traveled to the Flaming Gorge Resort to present my “Finding Motion & Life in your Watercolor’s” Workshop for the Uintah Mountain Artists last month. Dave and I wound up hair pin turns on a dark road the night before with blackness pressing in on the headlights and owls and racoons darting in and out of view.
The next morning the sunlight and a beautiful view met our gaze. A nice group of ladies met at the conference center
but you never knew what they were doing behind your back.
Students brought a photo of a family member or an old photo of a relative to use in there paintings. I demonstrated some of these principals by painting a picture of a great grandmother.
We talked about getting life into the figures we paint using angles and putting your mind into your painting. We discussed what makes a figure really say what we want it to say. Here is a sketch of Colleen with Colleen. It’s amazing how just a few lines can capture personality.
Great conversation and painting during the day and mountain sheep and great views at night. It was a perfect two day workshop. Thanks to Deena Millcam for the invitation and for many of these great pictures.