Pen Sketching & Watercolor Washes with Patti Pease Johnson



Saturday, January 14, 2023,  from 9 am – 12:30 pm at VAC Niaulani Campus in Volcano, Village.





Learn mixed media line and wash technique on 6 x 9” watercolor paper and create 2 paintings in the 3 ½ hour session. “It’s a great size for journal travel recording for lively illustrative looks,” says instructor Patti Pease Johnson. This workshop is a chance for beginners and intermediate students to experiment with simplified line exaggerations and painting outside the lines. All materials are supplied so it gives a person a chance to see if this is their creativity spark before investing in the materials.

Your intuition and playful attitude are part of this journey. First is a discussion by looking at many samples and asking the question: is it about drawing vs. color. Students then practice the minimal drawing first on newsprint from looking at a simple still life setup. Then it is redrawn on the watercolor paper, and outlined suggestively with the permanent black fine tip pen. Students learn a pen hashing technique for the darkest darks and cast shadows; plus learn watercolor techniques of washes, blending, glazing, dry brush, and lift off. A 4-page handout with a basic 10 step procedure lets you remember the steps.

Patti Pease Johnson has been a working artist for 27 years and teacher of various medium including two other watercolor techniques, soft pastel still life and plein air landscapes. Her workshops for painting on silk use liquid dye and wax resist. She has had artwork in numerous juried shows and has collectors in many parts of the world through gallery sales around the state of Hawaii.

The costs  is  $70/$65 VAC member, plus a $15 supply fee.

For more information call Volcano Art Center at 808-967-8222



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