Cheap Joe’s Bold and Controlled Workshop, April 30-May 4th 2018 / Participant Resources

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This art workshop will not only cover the basic concepts of painting with watercolor, but will emphasize the importance of learning to control pigment mixtures and washes for painting bold and luminous landscapes. Wes teaches and demonstrates a number of techniques and strategies to help those struggling with watercolor “control” issues. Participants gain a better sense of what is happening on their paper during critical times, and thus can avoid some common pitfalls. A few guided exercises early on will allow participants to create the conditions needed for an effective wet-into-wet approach. Wes will clarify the subsequent stages we work through in order to “finish out” a painting as the drying process proceeds. Wes’s teaching focuses on understanding process as a means of achieving natural and expressive results. Participants will be challenged to think like an artist, but fully supported in experimenting and taking risks as they explore the possibilities with this medium. Additional topics addressed in the art workshop will be: Value Relationships, Color Harmony, and Design Principles as they pertain to watercolor painting. Participants typically remark that they are taking home a truckload of new information and some new perspectives, but also claim to enjoy the good humor and light-hearted moments experienced during the week of painting and learning.

Wes Waugh is a watercolor landscape painter who has made the North Carolina High Country his home for the past 30 years. He began painting at the age of twelve, has held over twelve solo exhibitions, and has served as an art workshop instructor, product consultant, guest presenter, and juror for a number of art-related businesses and organizations over his painting career. Simultaneously, Wes has held a full-time teaching and administrative position at nearby Appalachian State University, citing equal devotion to both career settings and “the inability so far to choose one over the other”. He was one of the inaugural instructors during the Cheap Joe’s Art Workshop Season when the teaching facility first opened, and has remained on the rotation ever since!

Below are the downloadable references (PDFs) and handouts we will discuss in this weeks class.

I look forward to painting with you!!

Downloadable PDFs

Suggestions for Making the Most of Your Cheap Joe’s Workshop

CheapJoes_2018_Agenda

CheapJoe2018SupplyList

WesPalette2017

ColorHarmonyChart_1

ColorHarmonyChart_2

Full Palette Wet-into-Wet article 

What to Expect from a Wes Waugh Workshop Article

Foamboard_Watercolor_Support copy (instructions for making painting support)

Favorite Ed Whitney Quotes Page 1

Favorite Edgar Whitney Quotes Page 2

Principles of WuWei Page 1

Principles of WuWei Page 2

Favorite Zen Quotes Page 1

Favorite Zen Quotes Page 2

Subject Handout Page 1

Subject Handout Page 2

Color Handout Page 1

Color Handout Page 2

Value Handout Page 1

Value Handout Page 2

Design Handout Page 1

Design Handout Page 2

 

Downloadable as JPEG IMages

WesWaugh_ToolsRules_WebProduct

Edgar Whitney Tools and Rules of Design Plus a Value Scale

Compass Model - Understanding the Watercolor Wet Zone

Compass Model – Understanding the Watercolor Wet Zone

Wes Waugh Current Palette Reference Image

Wes Waugh Current Palette Reference Image

color harmony charts

Options for Achieving Color Harmony

color harmony handout 2

Options for Achieving Color Harmony Chart, Page 2

On Becoming an Artist Dynamic Concept Model

On Becoming an Artist Dynamic Concept Model

Edgar Whitney Favorite Quotes Page One

Edgar Whitney Favorite Quotes Page One

Edgar Whitney Favorite Quotes Page 2

Edgar Whitney Favorite Quotes Page 2

Article on WuWei Concept

Article on WuWei Concept

Article on WuWei Concept Page 2

Article on WuWei Concept Page 2

Foamboard_Watercolor_Support copy

Instructions for making a foamboard studio support

Instructions for making a foamboard studio support

Paper Wetness Image (from Palette Magazine Article)

Paper Wetness Image (from Palette Magazine Article)

Favorite Zen Quotes Page 1

Favorite Zen Quotes Page 1

Favorite Zen Quotes Page 2

Favorite Zen Quotes Page 2

Subject Handout Page 1

Subject Handout Page 1

Subject Handout Page 2

Subject Handout Page 2

Color Handout Page 1

Color Handout Page 1

Color Handout Page 2

Color Handout Page 2

Value Handout Page 1

Value Handout Page 1

Value Handout Page 2

Value Handout Page 2

Design Handout Page 1

Design Handout Page 1

Design Handout Page 2

Design Handout Page 2

 

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