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Frank Francese Watercolor Workshop
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Date: September 22, 9:00 am
Continues Until: September 24
Location: The Art Studio
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The signature of a Francese watercolor is his use of big shapes, color, color and more color!  No matter where a Francese watercolor is displayed, it will radiate a flash of color that literally jumps off the wall, immediately capturing the eye of the casual observer and art critic alike.
   
Francese brings a new style to the time tested combination of color and interesting shapes. His style employs the use of large brushes and a wet-on-wet method where in much of the color mixing is accomplished on the paper. Frank's technique often produces brilliant, at other times subtle, and always unique shades of color.  The only limits are the artist’s imagination and willingness to experiment with every combination of color on his palette.
   
Color provides the stage for the artist’s performance; shapes provide the characters. Detail is only used after the color and big shapes, positive and negative, are in place.  Francese states “One must not over do the detail in any painting.  It should be using it sparingly and with great thought. I have seen many paintings where the artist used too much detail, thinking that is the key to a great painting.” The goal of a Francese workshop is to teach artists of all skill levels to combine color, shape and then detail into a unique work of art.
   
This Francese Watercolor Workshop consists three days of plein-air and classroom instruction. Each day includes two demonstrations – the morning demonstration at 9 a.m.and a second afternoon demonstration at 12:30 p m. The demonstration is 40 – 60 minutes in length, leaving the student ample time to work on their painting using the subject matter of that day’s demonstration.  

Schedule (might change due to weather):
   
Day one: In the Morning, Plein-Air sketching demonstration will cover Fall scenes and colors. The afternoon (in classroom) watercolor painting demonstration using the sketches from the morning.
   
Day two and three: In the Morning, Plein-Air sketching demonstration  at a new location around Crested Butte. The afternoon (in classroom) watercolor painting demonstration  using the sketches from the morning.

Students be advised part of the class is spent outside in the mornings. Bring sunscreen, a hat, water, a chair and anything else that will make you feel comfortable working outside. Students may paint any subject matter they choose; on any size paper they desire. The most important thing a student can bring to class is a good attitude. Instructor: Frank Francese.

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WHEN
Friday September 22 - Sunday September 24

TIME
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

COST
$350

 

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