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Recording of the class with Evelyn Dunphy: ``Mix all the greens you'll ever need`` (watercolor)

By mixing your own greens you are able to create transparent, glowing, warm and cool variations that can be adapted to any subject, season, lighting or weather. 

Simply by looking at a tree or field or any “green” subject and seeing all of the colors EXCEPT green will be your first step towards gaining a repertoire of warm and cool combinations to use when painting subjects that our brain tells us are “GREEN”. 

We will “name” the green in the painting, and then choose pigments to mix it. These paintings are all in the “spring” palette. Within each are warm and cool colors of different values. Many other combinations of greens will be included during the class. Each new combination of pigments will be clearly identified for future use. 

For these paintings, we will build a textured surface on watercolor paper with gesso, then scrape out the tree trunks with small strips of mat board or cardboard, crinkle paper towels to “paint foliage” and once it is dry, create our painting on top. This is an exciting method for many different kinds of subject matter.

What you will learn in this Class

  1. To arrange shapes within a scene to design a strong composition and support the story
  2. To plan a palette of colors that evoke the mood of the scene.
  3. To maintain a variety of edges for creating aerial perspective within the painting.
  4. To paint controlled graded washes to create light and shadow.
  5. To put down flowing washes of various warm and cool colors.
  6. To mix your own greens in order to create transparent, glowing, warm and cool variations

Biography-Evelyn Dunphy

Evelyn Dunphy’s work has been exhibited in juried exhibitions throughout the United States, Canada and the UK, including the Royal Watercolour Society’s Contemporary Art Exhibit, London, UK, American Watercolor Society, Salmagundi Club , New York, National Arts Club, New York, Adirondack Exhibition of American Watercolors, “Portraits, Interior And Exterior”, Arts Club of Washington, DC and toured with the International Guild of Realism’s Masterworks Museum Tour.

Two of Dunphy’s paintings were included among artists from 83 countries in the “World Watercolour Competition” sponsored by The Art of Watercolour magazine published in France. Her work was a finalist in the Artist’s Magazine annual competition out of 6800 entries and has been included in several “SPLASH” publications and “Pratique des Arts”.

Dunphy is a Signature Member of the New England Watercolor Society, member of the International Guild of Realism, and American Society of Marine Artists.

Evelyn Dunphy has taught many workshops nationally and internationally. Dunphy is a sought-after watercolor instructor whose workshops always sell out fast.

We are sure you will enjoy and appreciate Evelyn’s unique ability to convey her easy to understand instruction and genuine sincerity in assisting students like yourself in reaching your goals as a watercolor artist.

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Samples of Evelyn Dunphy's Art

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Testimonials from our VIEWers

“Evelyn, you are an extraordinary teacher — gifted with an ability to provide clear instruction, generous with your time and praise, clearly passionate about sharing your hard-earned expertise, and, even better, driven to ensure your students succeed. I’ve learned more from the workshops I’ve attended with you than I have in the collocation of books I’ve acquired over the past year or so and all the videos I’ve watched online combined. Finding a teacher like you is akin to discovering gold.” 

Anne-Marie F.

“This was an excellent workshop: Evelyn Dunphy is such a calm, organized, & effective instructor. I greatly appreciated how she managed to keep everyone moving forward, yet allowed people to work at their own pace. In particular I appreciated & benefited from her frequent individualized feedback & critique during the sessions”.

Rosemary T.

“This workshop encouraged and enabled a huge step in my painting in terms of subject, attention to detail, palette, planning, and patience.  The format allowed a lot of teacher-student time because everyone got a front-row seat to everyone else’s questions and consultations with Evelyn.  Technically, the computer contacts were really well managed.  Practically seamless!  Thank you.”

Lew I.

The Price of US $ 178 for 6 hours of recording includes:

  • Documents to help prepare for the class
  • Personal feedback: you can email any questions and your work in progress to Evelyn for feedback.  
  • The recording of all sessions for you to keep forever by downloading them to your computer
  • The access to our VIEW Facebook page so you can share and communicate with the VIEW Academy community of artists and teachers.
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