Perspective, Value and Color (2018) : From the Sketch to the Watercolor

with Benno Philippson  


Eyes for light, nose for smell, ears for sound, touch for texture – be young again with all senses ready to enjoy and capture the beauty around you. Surrounded by history and Umbria’s beautiful living practices, Benno Philippson will lead a workshop to explore how three crucial elements – Perpsective, Value, and Color – are used to create and enhance foundational sketches.

Benno will emphasize good drawing technique, how to negotiate a blank piece of paper, page composition, the drama and emphasis of what the sketch is about, and how to position the darkest dark and the lightest light to bring focus to the work.  Learn how to use angular form and triangulation to help emphasize entry into the picture plane and reinforce the strength of the message.  Learn how the horizon and its location – especially in urban sketches where the perspective vanishing point may vary –  brings different parts together to form a homogeneous direction to the final composition.

Students will return home with a sketchbook full of sketches,  captured “plein air” impressions of Umbrian villages and towns. This will be the emphasis of the workshop, with at least some time spent in the field every day.   Studio time will be an opportunity to look at use of color, washes, value, and composition in relation to color.

BennoRedBeretrevisedBenno’s goal is to take each student to the next level and in the process, teach the skills that bring confidence in one’s work.

I hope to help create an open, friendly atmosphere which emphasizes that questions are the way to learn, and that in order for each student to grow in their own artistic manner, they must be asked.

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Workshop At-A-Glance

Benno Philippson
Jul 8 - Jul 22 2018
$3990 before 1/31/18 $4299 after
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