Friday, March 12, 2010
a description of my demonstration
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
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...
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