JOEL R. JOHNSON
CREATING LIGHT AND ATMOSPHERE
Everything we see in life is simply the reflection of light. In this workshop, we’ll explore the effects of light on form in terms of color, value, and the subtleties of texture and weight. Through various layers of transparent pigment, you’ll learn to create a greater sense of luminosity and depth to your paintings. By laying down many large washes as an underpainting we’ll slowly develop the details in continuous layers of color and value. Dry brush textural elements are added last. Through the exploration of space/shape relationships, you’ll develop a personal viewpoint that transports the viewer into the mind’s eye of the artist allow the painting to speak and be felt. The influence of Edward Hopper, Andrew Wyeth, Winslow Homer, and John Singer Sargent will be evident in this workshop.
Joel R. Johnson has an MFA in painting and is a signature member of NWS, TWSA, and the Florida Watercolor Society. He has exhibited in American Watercolor Society, Hudson Valley Art Show at the Salmagundi Club in New York City, as well as many other national and regional art exhibitions. He is an invited guest artist for the 2019 Prix de West Exhibition at the National Cowboy Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City. He has conducted many workshops nationally and internationally.