Day Watermedia Workshop
start with what is important to YOU. We build on that to make
the strongest painting possible.
will create paintings using the elements of shape, line, value
and color to simplify subject and use a variety of color plans
to create emotion and mood. Discussion of content, the importance
of color schemes and line quality will also be discussed.
Participants will also work intuitively with shape, color,
line and especially texture to produce an abstraction with
a personal focus and a representational work based on personal
reference choices. A variety of slippery surfaces
will be explored. These paintings will be as fun and absorbing
to view, as they are to paint. There will be both group and
individualized instruction with time set aside for critique.
This is a fast moving, fun, mixed water media workshop where
we all learn nd share. All levels are welcome as long as everyone
is comfortable with their materials.
paintings are included in corporate, private and museum collections.
Among his many awards are the Silver Medal of Honor from the
American Watercolor Society and the Shanghai Zhujiajiao Watercolor
Biennial Award, the top award in the TWSA and the top award
in The San Diego International. Mark is the author of Creative
Watercolor Workshop by North Light and is a popular
juror, he was honored to serve as a juror of election for
both the American and National Watercolor Societies.
Mehaffey is warm and willing to share his knowledge, his time
and unique pathways to creativity. He makes the painting process
fun. His arms and heart are open and inclusive; Immediately
make a stranger a friend."
Julia Margaret, New Mexico
to the work.
Brush, Paint Paper and a Smile!
A gentle critique.
"Being a dyed in the wool realist, I realized I needed
something to break out of my structured way of painting....Using
Mark's exciting new techniques, I worked my way through
to a freer expression of myself, and in the process created
a more artistic statement."
Toni Stevenson, Michigan