Special Workshop with Visiting Artist Keiko Tanabe: Capturing Light and Atmosphere in Watercolor (April 22 & 23)

04/22/2018 - 10:00am
04/23/2018 - 4:00pm

Special Workshop with Visiting Artist Keiko Tanabe
Capturing Light and Atmosphere in Watercolor

April 22 & 23 - 10am to 4pm


A native of Japan but now based in San Diego, watercolorist Keiko Tanabe travels the world sharing her method of capturing light and atmoshphere to create, as noted in the blog Fine Art Views, "Atmosphere and intrigue come to life in these soulful and expressive masterful watercolors. The depth, the detail, the light... simply exquisite!"

This workshop is designed for students who would like to gain a better understanding of methods and techniques that make a watercolor painting full of light and atmosphere. We will cover many topics, but mainly focus on the fundamentals: understanding of tonal values and colors and basic techniques in paint application and brush handling. We will paint different subjects and try different approaches to discover what is most effective in creating the kind of atmosphere we desire. For each painting, references that demonstrate the importance of a good design and perspective will be provided by the instructor. We will also discuss how to choose a subject, how to edit and simplify a complex scene, etc. Keiko will do several demonstrations. There will be one-on-one guidance and a question-and-answer period each day. A class critique will be conducted at the end of the workshop.

All levels are welcome but basic watercolor experience is strongly recommended. 

To register call (631) 462-5400 x222 or visit us online.

About the Artist:
In 2005, fueled by her love of travel and strong interest in other cultures, self-taught watercolorist Keiko Tanabe left her career in international relations to pursue art professionally. In the same year she discovered the joy of plein-air painting. Since then her paintings have been juried into many exhibitions across Americas and in Asia and Europe. Her work has been purchased by private and corporate collectors from all around the world. She also had her paintings published in leading art magazines in the U.S., Europe and Japan. Since 2011, she has been invited to and completed successfully more than 170 workshops and numerous live demonstrations around the world.