Are you ready for Holiday Open Studio Registration; I am. OMGosh, by the looks of it, I’m really, really ready. It all starts Saturday, 14 Nov 2015.
Have you registered yet? There is still time to register before Holiday Open Studio Registration starts this coming Saturday, 14 Nov 2015.
The instructors for this year are Corel Painter Master Elite, Karen Bonaker plus professional painter and educators, Elaina Moore-Kelly and Winifred Whitfield. Oh…me too…I will do a bit of a song and dance the last week of the four-week class.
Karen Bonaker starts the class with Winter Trees in Snow. Karen demonstrates watercolor, liquid ink, and how to use selections and the image portfolio to create lovely landscapes. I am looking forward to her week; I love her artistic innovations. Karen is always an inspiration.
DAA closes for Thanksgiving Week, 21 – 27 Nov 2015
In the second week of class beginning 28 Nov., Elaina Moore-Kelly continues with watercolor, which is something new for her. Since watercolor is my favorite medium, I can’t wait to learn her approach. Elaina explains using fonts in Painter and adds creative selections to the mix.
Winifred Whitfield takes the reins in week 3 creating images inspired by Roy Lichtenstein, the American Pop Artist from the 1960s. His work defined pop art through parody and he used comic strips as his inspirations. He used heavy black lines, dots, checks and all sorts of patterns. Winifred capitalizes on all aspects of Lichtenstein’s work and provides patterns and papers for your explorations.
And that brings us to week 4, my week. I planned to demonstrate painting a poinsettia in watercolor, but that may change. I am waffling. I spent the last couple of months making pastel variants for Painter. The new features in Painter 2016 add so much to the look and feel of pastel variants…so…I may switch my week to pastels…or not. Hey…who knows, I may just do both. Here is an example of a photograph I took while walking around my neighborhood. I live in rural Georgia. And following is the pastel image I did using the photograph as a reference. It was loads of fun, but I better get with it and decide what I am doing.
And the image in pastels.
OK, if you have read this far, here is a bit of sad news. Holiday Open Studio has been an annual event at the Digital Art Academy (DAA) for eight years. But, Karen Bonaker has announced that this will be the last one. Yes, that is right, this will be the last one. If you have never participated in a Holiday Open Studio, then don’t miss this last one. They are so special. And, if you have been a regular, then do join us for a farewell to Holiday Open Studio.
OK, that’s it from Santa Skip. I hope to see all of you in the class starting Saturday, 14 Nov 2015.