WATERCOLOR – BOLD AND FREE
Bring your creativity to light! Beginning with morning demonstrations, Sarah will lead you through the step by step process she uses to create paintings with strong darks and shimmering lights no matter the choice of subject. You’ll learn to simplify the subject matter by creating value studies, then move on to color studies and finally to a finished painting. Photo references will be provided but participants may bring their own. Sarah will also share her signature “Imagined Landscape” exercises in the daily warm up. Several paint applications will be explored including wet in wet, layering, spattering and the use of masking fluid. This generous instructor will share her years of knowledge with individual guidance and daily critiques, discussing materials, paint applications, composition, life as an artist and “Finding Your Light” in watercolor.
Sarah Yeoman is an award winning American Watercolor Society Signature Member. Originally a Jersey girl, Sarah now makes her home outside of Hockessin, DE, just a pothole away from the Pennsylvania line. She is recognized for her command of light narrative and strength of story. Sarah is inspired by Winslow Homer and John Singer Sargent and in the summer, she follows Winslow’s footsteps in the Adirondack Mountains of New York State, hiking and paddling in remote locations where she paints and collects references. Sarah is equally at home in urban and lush garden settings; she paints on a private garden estate and draws on the greenhouses and gardens for inspiration, but also finds beauty in nearby Philadelphia and its rich architectural and human vibrations.
She was curator of The World Through Watercolor at Lake Placid Center for The Arts, and has had International shows in China, Turkey, and Colombia. She is a workshop instructor throughout the US, Canada and Italy, and has been published in The Artists Magazine, Plein Air Magazine, Pratique Des Arts, The Art of Watercolor, and Elle Saab Haute Couture Fall Catalog 2017