Watercolor Class Jan. 21, 2024
Techniques that bring your painting to life
About Diane, aka “The Outpost Artist”, is a native of Michigan, but has made her home in the “Redlands” of South Florida. She and her husband found true happiness living amongst the natural beauty of their “Jungle Outpost”. Although Diane had a talent for drawing, she never went into art as a profession because her interest in science prevailed. A graduate of the University of Michigan with a bachelor’s degree in biology. Then, she began a career with a biomedical company in South Florida. A surprise watercolor set from her husband one Christmas prompted her to take up watercolors and she began to explore the medium while working full-time. Then, of course, when you’re not planning or expecting it, the kids appear. Diane found time to study watercolor techniques and attended plein-air watercolor classes at Fairchild Tropical Botanical Garden. Now, the tables have turned, Diane is now an instructor at Fairchild and teaches watercolors on Wednesdays (October to May) and is having a blast.
Diane retired from corporate life and is now able to devote additional time to painting. Working exclusively in watercolor, Diane loves to describe her subject through light, color, and depth. These efforts have permitted her to garner numerous awards and accolades for her paintings. She participates in art festivals and is an active member of the Miami and Florida Watercolor Societies.
Learn watercolor techniques that bring your paintings to life, using vibrant colors and a range of values that allow your paintings to be clear and bright. Learn techniques that allow you to get the color and detail you envision. Explore a variety of compositions to get the best view of your subject, landscape, portrait or square, that best works for your subject.
Please note: Participants will be responsible for bringing their subject reference materials to class; such as photographs taken by the student, natural plants or other objects of interest.
Paper: 140 lb. or 300 lb. Arches cold pressed 22”X30” (may be cut in ¼ or ½ sheets); or Arches cold pressed Watercolor Block (not smaller than 12”X16”)
Palette: Any white palette with mixing space. The palettes with a cover are more convenient and do double duty additional paint mixing areas
Pencil /Eraser: #2B or HB Pencil; Kneaded Eraser
Towels/Tape: White paper towels; Artist tape
Water: Two (2) wide-mouth water containers and a spray bottle
Paints: Winsor Newton, Holbein, Daniel Smith or other professional brands
Basic Colors: Aureolin, New Gamboge, Cobalt Blue, Phthalo Blue (RS), Quinacridone Coral, Alizarin Crimson, Quinacridone Burnt Orange, Quinacridone Gold, Green Gold, Sap Green, Carboxyl Violet
Occasional Use Colors: Perrinone Orange (similar to Scarlett Lake), Daler Rowney Transparent Turquoise, Opera, Quinacridone Rose. Phthalo Green, “your favorites”
Pinecrest Community Center
5855 Killian Drive
Pinecrest, FL 33156
9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
If you are paying by check please make the check payable to MWS include your name, e-mail, and phone # and send it to:
6624 SW 78 Terr
South Miami, FL 33143