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Special Demo with Chris Van Winkle! May 19th, 11am

By May 3, 2012No Comments

    Art Central is pleased to present Chris Van Winkle

Watercolor Demonstration,  Saturday, May 19, 2012,  11am to 3pm

Chris Van Winkle is past president of the National Watercolor Society, signature member of NWS, Watercolor West, Transparent Watercolor Society of America.  His paintings have won many awards and are in collections across the nation.  He is a retired art instructor from Citrus College, Glendora, CA, where he taught for thirty years. Chris has led painting workshops through Europe, Russia, and Canada.

11 AM          Chris will demonstrate Plein Air Techniques for the watercolorist:   speed sketching, wet glazing, and negative painting.These special skills make scene painting more efficient, and the work go a little quicker.

12 NOON    The second session will concentrate on Color Exercises that enliven art:  the use of high intensity contrasts, exciting transitions of temperature, complements and their beautiful neutrals.

1 PM           A repeat of the Plein Air Techniques.

2  PM          A repeat of the Color Exercises

Using these skills and the color notes, Chris will develop small paintings from local sketch book studies.

Chris will be demonstrating with Jack Richeson brushes, paints and paper. He has used Richeson materials for many years and finds them highly suited for plein air work.The Jack Richeson Company is an American manufacturer of fine art products in Kimberly, Wisconsin. Art Central is proud to make Richeson products available for artists here on the Central Coast.

Please contact Art Central by phone or e-mail to sign up for this demo … space is limited!!!   805 747-4200,

(805) 747 4200