Thursday, February 25, 2010

Watercolor Workshop with Anne Patterson

Creating Successful Paintings
from Your Photographs

2-Day Watercolor Worshop
Anne Hightower-Patterson
Friday, March 19th & Saturday March 20th from 9:30 - 4:00
at the Black Creek Arts Center
Call 843.332.6234 to sign up.

More information below.

In this workshop, artists will be taught to analyze their photographs for design elements that will produce stronger paintings. Artists will be shown a demonstration on utilizing photoshop elements to create better images by cropping, adusting contrast, saturation, color and simplification for drawing. Students will have the opportunity to ask individual questions regarding their own images. All information will be anchored in the elements and priniciples of design.

Class Breakdown:

Students arrive at workshop by 9:30 a.m for socialization and set up.
Instruction begins at 10 a.m. We will break for lunch around 12:30 p.m.
Students are encouraged to bring their own lunch so that we can return to work around 1pm. The afternoon will end at 4pm.

What you need to bring:

Bring your usual watercolor materials, photographs that are potential resource material for painting. Please bring some masking tape, tracing paper, and transfer paper.

These are the materials I usually use, but are not required for you to have:


Art Xpress Round Kolinsky Sable Brushes Sizes 6,8, 10

Loewe Cornell Fabric dye brushes round and flat in a variety of sizes
(I use these for scrubbing. I purchase these from the fabric dye section of Michael's)

For applying liquid maskoid, I use the rubber paint shapers in the softer white rubber.
I like a number 3 or 4 round for this.


I use 140 lb Arches cold press paper for glazing techniques. For teaching I choose to watercolor blocks or sheet paper according to the size of the image.


I use a variety of colors, but always professional grade paint. My favorite basic palatte is quinacquidone red or permanent red, scarlet lake, permanent alizaron crimson, cobalt blue, ultramarine blue, thalo blue, new gamboge yellow, aureolin yellow, yellow ochre, burnt sienna, and sap green.

If you have any questions, please email Anne at

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