Exploring the Rendering of Glass & Flora in Watercolor
Skill Level: Beginners to Advanced
Friday, April 8 & Saturday, April 9, 2022 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Members: $325 | Non-Members: $350
Painting ball jars has been a love of Jennifer Redstreake Geary’s for the past 10 years. The older the jar is a part of it as the glass holds ripples and bubbles that cause my subject more visual interest. In this workshop, students will explore not only painting glass and its various distortions, but also how that affects the subject inside. The floral subject with its organic lines mixes well with the antique ball jar. Geary will show you her method of image transfer onto Ampersand Aquabord ™, where she begins a painting and how not to get lost in all the chaos that is the whole image. Students will learn the proper way that watercolors play well with the perfect amount of water to get either a transparent or opaque look. Each student will work on a 12” x 16” painting. Don’t be discouraged or intimidated, though, as we have twp days to complete this project!
Our surface, students will work on is unlike any paper you might have used in the past. As a matter of fact, Ampersand Aquabord ™ is NOT paper! Geary will explain the benefits of creating a masterpiece on Ampersand Aquabord ™ vs. watercolor paper. Students will be amazed! Geary uses Daniel Smith watercolors as her medium. These are handmade in small batches and their colors are always strong and vibrant! They have lots of colors to choose from.
Jennifer Redstreake Geary has been an artist since her wee young days back in New Mexico, where she grew up. You could say she was probably painting in the womb. Her parents were super supportive and encouraged her to “keep at it” and by the time she was in her 20’s, she was doing what she loved, professionally. She fuels her creativity with green chili and tankards of coffee. Graphic designer/web developer by day – watercolor artist by night, Geary stays very busy creating and garnering inspiration from everyday things. She is addicted to collecting Daniel Smith watercolors, Ampersand Aquabord ™, lots of brushes and paper. She is known for her Ball Jar watercolor series and painting fur babies for clients all over the country. She currently resides happily in Huntsville, Alabama with her partner in crime & muse, a cat named Tipper. For more information, visit redstreakecreative.com.