Capture your pets personality with watermedia artist Pat Weaver, FWS. Pats direct painting approach and limited palette help you strip away distractions and work fast on fur, whiskers, feathers, and other eye-catching textures. In this workshop youll complete five watercolor and acrylic paintings on a variety of surfaces, so youre sure to find the right combination for all your favorite animals. Pat emphasizes shape relationships as she draws from photographs. Whether she uses dot-to-line sketching or a direct approach, youll have clear views of her reference material throughout the workshop. She makes the most of her limited palette by carefully managing moisture. Youll learn to control value by balancing fresh pigment and water, and Pats color-mixing shortcuts help you create anything from bright red to black in seconds. Pat simplifies animal painting with judicious brushwork. Youll create convincing fur without painting individual strands, and youll layer color to allow glowing hints of your underpainting to peek through. This workshop will teach you to see your pets in a new light!
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