Virtual Interactive Escapade Workshops
with French Escapade and Evelyn Dunphy
“Paint Live from your home with Evelyn and fellow artists”
Snow In The Mountains
December 14, 15, 16th
12:00 noon – 3:00 pm EST
Three sessions 3 hours each
with follow up with Evelyn as wished
To sign up, just go to “Book A V.I.E.W”
This is an image painted from my imagination of one of my favorite places in the world, a remote mountain lake surrounded by over two hundred thousand acres of wilderness sanctuary. I’ve spent time by myself in a tiny log cabin in January and February; painted on the frozen lake and snow-shoed for miles in the deep woods.
The simplicity of over-lapping forms and a limited palette is the key to the success of this composition.
Words to describe the message of this painting could be “solitude, serenity, peace, stillness, deep winter, the awesome power of nature, the list goes on. Knowing the message that one wants to express with their painting gives a very clear path forward.
Here is our Reference Photo
In my workshops, I want to emphasize the fundamentals of using watercolor so that you can succeed with this painting, and build your skills by understanding the medium, the process and of course – practice!,
You can expect to:
– become more aware of the ratio of pigment to water, and how to mix the correct color and value.
– create a strong design that supports the mood of the painting.
– make choices in choosing a palette for each painting that helps “tell the story”.rather than default to the usual selection of pigments.
– use warm and cool temperatures for luminosity
– develop a habit of putting down clean, loaded brush strokes and avoiding over-working.
In order to have snowflakes appear to be “falling”, they must be painted in an irregular pattern. Evelyn will show you how to do this so that your painting looks “alive”.
A supply list of pigments a short video and instructions for stretching paper will be sent after registration, along with a reference photo and a drawing so that you can do a sketch on your watercolor paper in advance of the class. Of course you are welcome to do your own drawing.
I am really pleased to share these comments from artists in an earlier workshops:
“TOTALLY enjoyed your class….I loved your methodical and organized way of approaching painting and learned so much!!!.Hoping to take another class with you soon!!!”. Sue Colgan-Borror
“Evelyn, you are an extraordinary teacher – gifted with an ability to provide clear instruction, generous with your time and praise, clearly passionate about sharing your hard-earned expertise, and, even better, driven to ensure your students succeed. I’m also a teacher who works with adult learners and I know finding a teacher like you is akin to discovering gold. Thank you for sharing so patiently with us.”.Sharon M.
May all be well with you and your family as we learn how to live our lives during COVID. Art is a saving grace and I’m thankful for it every day. I’d love to share it with you
Remember, just go to Book A V.I.E.W. to register for this new workshop.
Evelyn Dunphy Studio
596 Fosters Point Road
West Bath, ME 04530
“Seek Those Who Fan Your Flame”…rumi
Evelyn Dunphy’s work has been exhibited in juried exhibitions throughout the United States, Canada and the UK, including the Royal Watercolour Society’s Contemporary Art Exhibit, London, UK, American Watercolor Society, Salmagundi Club , New York, National Arts Club, New York, Adirondack Exhibition of American Watercolors, “Portraits, Interior And Exterior” , Arts Club of Washington, DC and toured with the International Guild of Realism’s Masterworks Museum Tour.
“We Were Beautiful Once” has just been juried into the North American Biennial New England Watercolor Society Exhibition in Plymouth, MA.
Dunphy is a Signature Member of the New England Watercolor Society, member of the International Guild of Realism, and American Society of Marine Artists.