Tuesday, March 30, 2010
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Northwest Art League has a few more spaces left for the Liz Hill Figure, Collage, Mixed Media Workshop to be held April 19-21 at the Norchester Clubhouse from 10 to 4PM. This is limited to 15 students. Cost is $185 plus model fees split between students. Send $50 non-refundable deposit to hold your spot payable to NWAL, to Claudia Leffler, 11502 Advance Dr, Houston, TX 77065. Call Claudia at 281-469-6769 or email email@example.com for questions. Claudia Leffler
Sunday, March 21, 2010
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her creative technique of combining collage and watercolor. We got a glimpse
into the personal context of what inspires Liz.
Liz presented a composition that she had previously started painting while attending
the WAS-H Wednesday model session. Liz mentioned that the model wore a scarf,
and she began demonstrating her method of tearing collage papers as a means to interpret
the pattern of the scarf. Liz applied matte
medium directly onto the painting and then
brushed matte medium and collage papers onto
the surface of the painting. An audience member
asked Liz, “Do you use matte medium full
strength?” Liz answered, “Yes, today I am. But
you can also water it down if you need to.”
Liz continued to describe the skirt that the
model was wearing. Liz lightly sketched with
line charcoal and then applied watercolor onto
the patterned flowered skirt. She also demonstrated
the use of colored gesso. Liz stated that
collage tends to get busy. By applying an
opaque background color, helps to quiet down
the composition. Liz likes to combine opaque
gesso next to transparent watercolors as well as
combining line and shape.
While the wet surface of the previous composition dried, Liz produced yet another
painting of a figure, only this time it was a male figure. Liz began applying geometric
shapes and collage, as she said the design was more masculine. She prefers to use gold
gesso, as she is not able to achieve the
same look with metallic paints or gold
acrylic paints. Liz produced a mat liner to
help her to determine, organize and redefine
shapes. A final addition of black
gesso and gold gesso which are very
strong colors, made the painting bounce.
Liz Hill will be teaching a workshop
on April 30 and on May 1 and 2 at the
Watercolor Art Society - Houston. Be sure
to register for “Drawing and Painting the
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We had fun and some prople really loved the collage process, hope they don't quit doing it.
My lateset pigeons are ready for the August show at Archway. I call this "Pigeon Sighting", it is on canvas 20"x 30"
3 DAYS, 3 WAYS TO DO CONTEMPORARY FIGURE PAINTING Liz Hill, firstname.lastname@example.org , 713-252-7726. Friday-Sunday Sept 16, 17, 18; 10:00- 4:30...
Am not restricted to human figures only, will do a class at the Watercolor Society this weekend, wanted to show a different approach to p...