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2018 Jill Simkins: Colorful Watercolor Portraits
September 25, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
In this demonstration you will learn how to draw your image on paper using basic guidelines of feature placement and composition and how to find symmetry and balance of eyes, ears, and nose, creating a likeness of your subject.
Watercolor is an exciting medium to work with because it has a mind of it’s own which makes your portraits interesting and unpredictable. By adding unexpected colors, squiggles, and splots, you can create unique, painterly portraits.
Bring a ruler, sketchbook and pencil to this demo, you will be doing some basic sketches.
Jill is an Organic Vegetable Farmer who creates art in many mediums; weather it be with plants and flowers, magical garden paths, oil or water-color paint, clay, or by using recycled, found or worn out items.
Living her life working outside in the soil and discovering this beautiful world by hiking, backpacking, catering horse-pack trips in the High Uintah’s, river rafting, or camping in her vintage trailer, has given her a great respect and love for the outdoors which she attempts to capture on canvas. She especially enjoys painting cows, farm animals, and people. Her work has been sold in several gallery’s throughout the west.
She writes about her painting and adventures here.