Fall Open Studio Repeat Course-Landscapes and WaterOS
Instructor: Karen Bonaker
This course was offered Fall of 2011 and is a repeat as many of you have asked for it to be available again.
Level of Ability
It is highly recommended that you have a basic working knowledge Painter. Most of the work in this workshop involves the use of default brushes, textures, and patterns found within each of these programs. There will be some discussion and customization of some of these basic features; however, this is not a “Learn how to use Painter” workshop.
Students need to be familiar with web navigation and browsing, as well as email.
Software and Hardware Requirements
Students must have access to a machine (PC or Mac) with the necessary hardware to run Corel Painter.
A Wacom Tablet is required.
A web browser and internet connection is required. A broadband connection is mandatory as some of the lessons will be in the form of videos for students to download.
Intermediate. This course is not appropriate for those who have never used Corel Painter.
Course Gallery[Gallery not found]
Source images are used in this course. If you want to work with your own images then begin organizing them to use. There are no live sessions scheduled for this course as it is a repeat. All previous lives sessions were recorded and are available to the students.
This week you will learn how to paint rivers using new techniques and brushes. The brush you will experiment with this week is from the Blender brush category and called the Water Rake brush variant. You will also be introduced to a new Custom brush category called Nature Water. I will show you the many ways to use these new brushes and then let your imagination take you away.
You will begin this week by learning basic building blocks or stages of a painting. The subject will be rivers. Use your own reference photos or use the images I have provided which are located in the Week One Lesson and Resource folder.
This week you will learn to paint lakes. We will learn to connect to the serenity of a still mountain lake using the Nature Water brushes. Emphasis will be on learning to paint reflective light. Our next project will be using a simple sketch, washes and paper collage to create a beautiful lake painting.
This week you will learn to paint a waterfall. Emphasis will be on creating the falling motion of the waterfall. Students are encouraged to paint at least two paintings this week. Your first painting will be painted using watercolors and the second, two brushes, Sargent and the Feather Brush Cover brush variants. Students will work with reference images for this exercise.
Painting a Stormy Seascape
Our last week will be spent learning to paint the ocean. A special brush called the “Big Wave” brush variant will be used to create the many faces of the ocean from calm to stormy. Students are encouraged to paint at least two paintings this week. When you post your painting, please let me know which one you would like included in the live session group critique..