It is helpful to have taken my Wet-on-Wet workshop before this course but it isn’t required.
This is a series of classes following the Wet-on-Wet workshop with the goal to help continue to loosen your approach to the medium, feel more capable with the paints, and find out how rewarding it can be. In each of the three classes we will go over a specific technique but the real focus will be on your own paintings. Like a studio class, each student will be able to work on their own pieces and we will go over them during each session. We will continue to work wet.
Starting with a short demonstration of a specific technique or challenge, each 2 hour class will concentrate on helping each painter with their own work. In addition, while I have some goals for each demonstration, if there is a specific technique/approach that is not in the course description but is relevant to the students, I may switch things up to be more attuned to the class’ needs.
- The first class demonstration will be on glazing/layering. Using less expensive paper we’ll work on creating new colors and images using more than one application of paint. In addition, I’ll ask for everyone to either send me their subject or a painting they’re working on so that we can discuss how to attack it.
- The second class will focus using techniques to manipulate the paint once it’s on the paper (including lifting, rubbing, scratching, etc.) And again, go over the paintings in progress.
- In the final class, we will talk about adding different media to the watercolors, charcoal, pastel, gouache, and acrylics for different effects. And, of course, we’ll go over the paintings in progress.
Lisa Goren was born in California and raised in NYC. And yet she has dreamed of Polar landscapes since she was in her teens. Her first trip took her to Antarctica where she was inspired and captivated by the landscape. Later travels to Iceland, Alaska, increased her love for the Polar Regions. Her watercolors show an unfamiliar landscape in a new light. By using vibrant colors and taking risks with different surfaces, she makes the viewer reevaluate their understanding of both these landscapes and their beliefs in the potential of the medium. Her works create questions about the nature of abstraction and our planet as many of her pieces are representations of unfamiliar, threatened terrains.
Lisa’s work can be found in personal collections worldwide, from Australia to Iceland, and the United States. Her place on the 2013 Arctic Circle Residency was chronicled in an article she wrote for the New York Times (http://nyti.ms/1PAO5mr) and led her to her next phase of her Polar work. She had two pieces in “Gaia – Les femmes et l’ecologie” in Paris to coincide with the COP21 Climate talks. Recently, her Google Talk (http://bit.ly/lisagorengoogle
Lisa has been working out of Boston, Massachusetts for the past 25 years and is Vice-President of the National Association of Women Artists (Mass. Chapter). During the Pandemic, she has been working on smaller paintings of Animals Taking Over during the Quarantine as well as portraits of health care workers (chosen to be in The Best Art Created by Washington Post Readers During the Pandemic by Washington Post).