On March 6, “I Can’t Paint a Landscape” workshop attracted lovers of art to the Tulsa Community College (TCC) Center for Creativity. Maddy Witt, an instructor at Gilcrease Museum, gave a step-by-step lesson on how to paint a landscape with watercolors.
First, the workshop participants drew a tree, defined the background, and foreground. Then the attendees tested colors on a separate sheet of paper. The instructor presented the wet-on-wet technique of watercolor painting.
“Cover the sky area with water,” advised Witt. “Then apply three colors: blue, gray, and white.”
“Do not use too much water, but choose the biggest brush for the sky,” she added.
The next step was the foreground painting. The workshop participants covered the area under the horizon line with yellow paint.
“While it is wet, you can go to the same area with another color,” taught Witt. “I am going to add brown, orange, and other yellow marks.”
The finishing steps were creating texture by adding greens on the horizon line, on the trees, and painting pink blooms with a smaller brush.
“I Can’t Paint a Landscape” is part of the series “I Can’t” workshops, which are offered free to the TCC community and the public at the TCC Center for Creativity. The workshops are on different subjects and run throughout the year.
Those who are interested in attending the workshops can come in-person or watch a video if they sign up for a newsletter at www.centerforcreativitytulsa.com.
For more information, contact Cindy Barton, program manager at the TCC Center for Creativity at firstname.lastname@example.org.