Getting into the picture

Demonstration of adding figures in painting a street scene, watercolor by Jo Myers-Walker

Figures on the street

Demonstration of figures gesturing in a street scene, watercolor by Jo Myers-Walker

Capturing gestures

Demonstration of considerations in painting tree trunks and branches, watercolor by Jo Myers-Walker

Considering tree trunks and limbs

These are from demonstrations during our twice-a-month workshops at The Center. Above, I was showing the class techniques on painting the figure in street scenes. The figure is just shapes breaking up the scene. The most important piece is getting the gesture of what they are doing. It really makes the painting come alive as it is inhabited.

We started trees by showing trunks and limbs, then adding foliage. We will be adding the figure in the forest next time. The class is really progressing nicely.

(Photos courtesy of Mary)

Demonstration of adding foliage to painting of trees, watercolor by Jo Myers-Walker

Adding foliage

Demonstration of adding figures to painting of trees, watercolor by Jo Myers-Walker

Figures in the forest

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