This Experimental Watercolor workshop focuses on series of different experiments, to better understand this versatile medium. Once we’ve covered some different techniques, everone gets a chance to work on their own watercolor piece. Which is great, because that way everyone gets to ask all sorts of individual questions regarding their pieces.
Building up a paintings layer per layer
Drip and blooming techniques
Exploring ‘How to create depth in a painting’
Salt and resist technique
Watercolor and oil pastels
Abstract landscape and color study
DIY Holiday Cards at the Brooklyn Brainery. Another one of my favorites. Even when I think I’ve run out of Holiday themed ideas, students always come up with something new.
Check out the student gallery below for some truly atmospheric beauties.
Holidays & trees
A clever one, with some space left for a personalized message
Night skies, with a touch of color
Test printing phase
This class is always a surprise for me. Sometimes students want to make as many experiments as possible, but sometimes it’s the complete opposite. This group anonymously chose to focus on some beautiful finished fine art pieces and illustrations. Funny thing is, I think everything was a little travel inspired
See below for the results of this 2 hour workshop:
A monochromatic succulents; with a touch of red.
Ocean, sand and rock
So much deatil is hiding in this 5″x4″ piece
Just the detail!
Hedgehog, it’s simplicity is so strong
Landscapes & sunsets
Imagine your hair be filled with birds
Student Gallery: Experimental Watercolors at the Brooklyn Brainery.
This was the best; over the course of two hours students created a range of washes, color blooms, textures, color gradients and more. It’s unbelievable how much you can do with watercolors… I guess we could’ve spend another hour (or 2?) creating all sorts of fun experiments.
Clouds, sunsets, oceans and more
Such a lovely group!
Creating color washes, drippings and splashes in one watercolor painting
Some examples of the experiments we did
The class was divided into 2 sections; where we focused on experimenting in the first half, and on a personal project in the last last 30min – 45 min. Students could choose to either work on something they’ve brought with them, or work on exercises that focus on layering paint, by creating a forest. Or one where they combine ifferent techniques: create a cloud, dripping ink and splashing on the floor, combining 3 colors.