If you have some ability already in watercolor painting, Intermediate Watercolors will take you further into the creative process! Janet Mego gives individualized and group instruction on moving your ability into unexplored, exciting territory. You will be led in technique involving applying wet-paint-on-dry-surface painting and wet-paint-on-wet-surface to see the different effects of both approaches. You will be instructed on fixing “mistakes” in order to overcome the challenges in this regard. You’ll also use the miskit (a masking medium) to simplify the inclusion of white areas in your process. You will also learn about how specific brushes may produce desired effects. These techniques are applied in accordance with individual goals and desires.
-Good quality watercolor paper or block, at least 11x14 or larger
-A variety of watercolors (tubes only)
-a variety of high-quality brushes, best purchased individually rather than a set, unless it is a high-quality set. Include a medium sized flexible brush with a beveled edge
-A masking medium (“Miskit” or comparable)
-Paper towels and cheap white paper plates or preferred palette
-Several water containers
This class has a minimum of four and a maximum of 12. If the class does not meet the minimum, participants will be refunded. Tickets are non-refundable once the registration deadline ends.
About Janet Mego: I have been compelled to draw, paint, and sculpt since I was six years old. From the first grade upward, after earning first place in a juried show in the first grade, and later receiving recognition for my early artistic endeavors in Baltimore, Maryland, I then earned a BFA in Art at the University of Alabama. Much of what I do has been influence by the fine art of “learning to see”, implemented masterfully by those professors essential in taking me far beyond the face value of that degree. I’m graced in this regard by having studied with Professors Alvin Sella, Richard Zoellner, and Arthur Oakes.
After graduation, I began working with watercolor portraiture and continued to exhibit pieces in galleries and patron’s homes in several counties throughout Alabama. Placing in juried shows and exhibitions concomitant with my tenure as Artist in Residence for the Sumter County Fine Arts Council in the 1980s, and as adjunct art instructor for Livingston University (now the University of West Alabama), I continued to explore the intricacies of the human face and its expression of emotion. Concomitantly, I felt a spiritual awareness of the beauty of nature creep from my soul into the watercolors that had become my favorite medium. Later, I rediscovered and applied the acrylic paints I’d used in college to canvas and to a more abstracted interpretation of trees, of water, of sky, and of terrain.
This workshop is sponsored in part by the Alabama State Council on the Arts.