Monday, November 12, 2007
Karlyn Holman Workshop - French Window
Again, Karlyn (http://www.karlynholman.com) provided us with sketches on watercolor paper. We were told that she reproduced these drawings from a laser printer on Strathmore Aquarius 2 80# paper -- the only paper she found that would hold the toner and set it so that she could easily reproduce enough drawings for her students without fear of toner smears. I do believe she also mentioned that it was archival. I have to admit that with all the water used on this paper, it never buckled and took the paint well. The only drawback I found was that it was difficult to remove the paint once it set -- but other than that -- it worked beautifully!
We again used Karlyn's favorite colors for shadows - cobalt blue for those shadows later to be glazed in orange or remaining white, and Permanent Magenta for those shadows to be glazed in yellow -- again emphasizing the complimentary colors for shadows and glazing to emphasize the transparency of the colors.
Karlyn's generosity is notable, too ... her workshop was sponsored by Winsor Newton and we each received a portable palette (I can't recall who sponsored those but they're wonderful) filled with the colors she used for the paintings, a photo reference, paper and print to work on, a print of her painting AND a matboard and mat and sleeve for our work! AND the inexpensive Oriental brush that she uses to throw the paint! Her enthusiasm and ENJOYMENT of what we does was absolutely INFECTIOUS!
I honestly do not get a commission or anything else from these comments other than sharing the joy and excitement she brought to our workshop! LOL I can't recommend a class by her highly enough!
More to come ...