The 4th Annual Watercolor Live came to an end Friday, January 26, wrapping up with even more of today’s best watercolor artists sharing all of their secrets, explaining their materials, methods, and more. See teasers from demonstrations by Milind Mulick, Daniela Werneck, Kathleen Conover, Dan Mondloch, Janet Rogers, and John Salminen below.
The live stream might be over but one thing that’s still going strong is the incredible faculty auction, which is up through 10pm EST, Saturday, January 27th, 2024.
The next Live event is coming in March with Plein Air Live, so visit PleinAirLive.com now to register and be with fellow artists online for days of demonstrations, Q&A with your favorite artists, and mingling during the breakout rooms and cocktail hours.
Highlights from Day 3 of Watercolor Live 2024
Milind Mulick says that while he loves to paint in oil and pastel, he always comes back to watercolor. Milind, who is based in Pune, India, shared his techniques for painting a cityscape beginning with a simple drawing to establish the shapes, then completed the street scene with figures, bicycles, and an auto rickshaw.
Brazilian artist Daniela Werneck uses both photo references and live models. For her session, she gave a demonstration from her Houston, Texas studio on how to paint a portrait on a clay surface made especially for watercolor.
Kathleen Conover said to never throw out a piece of old watercolor paper. Her lesson was on giving yourself a new start from a disappointing painting so you can take it from chaos to order.
Joining us live on camera, third-generation artist Dan Mondloch shared a detailed lesson on the important role value and value sketches play, and how to “let go of the details” when painting a scene with watercolor. Dan’s segment ended with a special audience Q&A.
Janet Rogers painted a watercolor study of her granddaughter with tips and techniques that artists of all levels could benefit from learning, in particular how to capture the energy and the life of a person in a portrait.
Watercolorist John Salminen walked us through his beginning stages to the completion of a painting, sharing his experience as an artist and his path to abstract expressionism as well as his tried-and-true techniques.
And as always, we ended the evening with a final cocktail hour paint-along session, sharing our experiences, reflections, and new goals after so many days of inspiration and learning. Remember to visit PleinAirLive.com now to join us for the next unforgettable event. See you there!