Quilt Squares In Watercolor: Jack-O-Lantern
Learning to See and Paint Values
Come and join me, Laure, to learn to create a quilted jack-o-lantern square in watercolor! This class features using an underpainting (or under-layer) to give the piece more dimension and depth. Texture is used to create interest in the dark background so it doesn't read as a black hole or dull.
Do you have a hard time making blacks look and read as "real" and lively instead of like dull, dark holes?
Do you have a difficult time "reading values"?
Do you struggle to get a full range of values (lights, darks and mid-tones) in your paintings?
This class is a great way to learn about using values to get really dark darks, learn to get a full range of values and to recognize the different values in your work. I won't say it's stress-free (because that is up to you), but I can say it is a great way to learn about values and have fun!
This class was originally hosted on the Zoom platform with an opportunity for participants to ask questions in real time. The video class has been edited to provide you with the relevant parts of the class and you will get to hear some of the questions and comments asked by others in the videos.
Laure Ferlita is an accomplished watercolorist residing in sunny Florida. Watercolors, nature, travel, painting on location, sketching for the joy of it, and most especially, color, are her passions!
Vibrant color can be found in almost any subject and its shadows. It is her joy to bring those colors to life on paper with some paint and a little water. For many years, Laure worked as a graphic designer, so you will most likely see a strong graphic element in her work.
She started sharing her joy and love of sketching on location over at ImaginaryTrips.com in 2009 and has helped many "travelers" to find their artistic voice since then.
“Watercolor, for me, is the perfect sketching medium." Laure says. “It provides ease of use, quick color saturation, and clean up is a snap and really, you don't need much equipment. After you move past the hype of how difficult watercolor can be, you find out how much fun it is to get out there and actually create on location. It's way too much fun!"
To see more of Laure's work, please visit her blog, Painted Thoughts or her Instagram account at @laure.ferlita.