Reference photos will be send to you ahead of time. The 2 paintings you will do in class will be similar but not exactly the same as the ones showing above.
Our ultimate goal – to stop being a copying machine and learn how to rearrange the original photographs in order to achieve the greatest expressiveness.
Day 1: Composition. It is impossible to overestimate the importance of composition in the process of creation of works of fine art. Nothing is more important. Neither the painting technique, nor the correct use of color, nor even the constructive drawing affect the final result so much. Analyzing reference photo and using Composition rules, we will completely rebuild the space in our original photo to make our watercolor more interesting.
Day 2: Designing a background: When constructing a composition for a single subject (for example, a portrait or a lone figure), we always include a background in our project.
But how to properly create a background so that our subject stays at the center of attention? How to choose colors and tone? How much should the background fill the space?
These critical questions form the foundation of the second day of the course.
The class is live and interactive on ZOOM
Dates: Oct 1 & 2 from 9am-noon Pacific Time
Level: Intermediate to Advanced
Participants: Max 25
Price: $178 for 6 hours
Born in Russia in 1972, Michael has chosen Montréal as his home since 2011. From there, his works continue to add to the beauty and value of both public and private collections around the world.
He participated in 16 personal and more than 70 group exhibitions in different countries. Michael won numerous awards, including the 1st Award of Excellence on Elected Members Exhibition Society of Canadian Artists in 2019.
He teaches five self-written art courses in the Syn Studio, a prestigious art school in Montreal, as well as private lessons in his own studio and many masterclasses around the world.
In recent years, he represented Canada at many famous watercolor festivals, including Hong Kong, Slovenia, India, Italy, France, Peru, Costa Rica, Mexico, Hungary, and Portugal.
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More about Michael Solovyev: http://michaelsolovyev.net
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