October 12-15, 2020 Workshop “Capturing the Light” with Lynn Ferris
Bring your work to the next level. Light and shadow shouldn’t be afterthoughts in our paintings. In fact, good use of light and shadow is one of the best ways to take a painting from ordinary to extraordinary. In her signature workshop “Capturing the Light,” Lynn will show students how to use light and shadow to design stronger compositions and bring drama to a variety of subject matter. Students will gain new skills and confidence working with shadows, light sources, creating glow, and more. Lynn provides handouts, reference materials, and lots of personal attention.
“Rain” Lynn Ferris
Short Bio of Artist
Lynn Ferris, AWS, NWS, is a signature member of the American Watercolor Society, National Watercolor Society, and Florida Watercolor Society. Her work was the subject of a feature article in Watercolor magazine and can be seen in Watercolor Magic and the prestigious Splash series of books published by North Light. Her numerous awards include “Best of Show: in both the Florida Watercolor Society and Tallahassee Watercolor Society annual exhibits. She has been an award winner in The Artist’s Magazine All-Media Competition and her work is included in the permanent collection of the Museum of Arts and Sciences in Daytona Beach. Look for Lynn’s latest articles in the April 2017 issue of “The Artist’s Magazine”, the August 2017 issue of “Watercolor Artist”, and the 32nd edition (Fall 2018) of “The Art of Watercolour”.
Materials List – Lynn Ferris Watercolor Workshop
PAPER: Good quality paper is essential. I recommend Arches 140lb cold pressed. You
will need at least one piece 11” x 15” or larger for each day of the workshop.
PAINT: Required Colors:
Pthalo Blue (also known as Winsor blue, green shade)
Cadmium yellow, light or pale (you may substitute Hansa Yellow)
Pthalo Green (any brand other than Cottman)
Optional colors (nice to have but not required):
Cadmium Red, medium
Opera (Holbein brand)
BRUSHES: Whatever you are currently using should be fine.
I’ll be mainly using a #14 round.
Drawing pencil (regular number 2 is fine)
Palette (I like a “John Pike” style, but a couple of divided foam “paper”
plates can substitute in a pinch)
Container for water
Masking fluid (I use a rigger or script brush to apply mask)
We will need a couple of hairdryers. Lynn will be bringing one.