A Fine Watercolor Workshop

Flaming Gorge Resort

Flaming Gorge Resort

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.

Uintah Mountain Artists

Uintah Mountain Artists

The next morning the sunlight and a beautiful view met our gaze. A nice group of ladies met at the conference center

 

 

 

 

 

The mature group.

The mature group.

but you never knew what they were doing behind your back.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The palette and the photo.

The palette and the photo.

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The sketch

The sketch

The portrait and the story.

The portrait and the story.

The face coming into view.

The face coming into view.

Working on the portrait and the mother holding her baby.

Working on the portrait and the mother holding her baby.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I did a quick sketch on the board of Colleen.

I did a quick sketch on the board of Colleen.

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.

Have you ever tried to paint and talk at the same time?

Have you ever tried to paint and talk at the same time?

Working on her painting.

Working on her painting.

Colleen and the painting of her grandpa.

Colleen and the painting of her grandpa.

Flaming Gorge Workshop

Flaming Gorge Workshop

Flaming Gorge Workshop

Flaming Gorge Workshop

Talking about transferring sketch to watercolor paper.

Talking about transferring sketch to watercolor paper.

Demonstrating to the group.

Demonstrating to the group.

Painting for the group.

Painting for the group.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

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About Sherry Meidell

Sherry Meidell is a signature member of the National Watercolor Society Western Federation Watercolor Society and the Utah Watercolor Society. She loves to paint with watercolor whether she is painting pictures or illustrating children's picture books. She is a member of SCBWI. Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators.
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