Get started or improve with solid basic skills for creating realistic watercolors that glow and pop. Learn to add drama and impact starting with a strong image and using good color choices to make the subject take center stage. Learn color mixing both on the palette and on the paper. Rather than boring exercises, techniques will be learned while actually creating a finished painting. Often called the most difficult of mediums, there are plenty of tricks and tips in watercolor to help correct mistakes and re-work an area that is less than the desired result.
Class format is a step-by-step process that incorporates demonstrations of one section of the painting at a time throughout the class time. Photos of the subject matter are provided and every student will be painting the same painting. You may also work from your own photos if you prefer. Each student will receive one-on-one guidance along the way. Bring your enthusiasm and go home inspired.
Diane Morgan is an award-winning artist working in watercolor and oil. Her work has been featured in American Art Collector, International Artist, Southwest Art, American Artist, Artist Magazine, Sunset Magazine, Art Patron, Palm Springs Life, The Art of Watercolor and Watercolor Artist.
Painting awards include:
Best of Show - Coachella Valley Watercolor Society
Two-time finalist and ten-page feature article, International Artist Magazine
First Place, Poster Artist and Best Local Artist - Indian Wells Arts Festival
Two paintings in PaintAmerica Top 100 Exhibition
Desert Symphony – Program Cover competition winner
Published – Splash 13, Splash 16, Splash 19, and Splash 20 best of watercolor book series
Featured in California Contemporary Art Collection, State Capitol
Award and traveling show – National Watercolor Society
Two paintings selected out of 3500 entries for Blossom II competition and national traveling show
One of nine finalists, cover art competition – Watercolor Artist magazine
Awarded mural project for City of Palm Desert’s Art in Public Places program
Diane is a member of Oil Painters of America, the California Art Club, the International Guild of Realism. American Watercolor Society, Transparent Watercolor Society of America, an award-winning member of the National Watercolor Society, and past president of the Coachella Valley Watercolor Society. Her audience includes the California Senate, Kaiser Permanente Foundation, Starbucks at the Palm Springs International Airport, museums, galleries and private collections across the United States and Canada.