From the 15th to the 18th of August 2019, I was so lucky to be able to attend a workshop in North Vancouver, BC. Teacher was the “Architect of Light” Thomas W. Schaller.
The workshop was organized by the fabulous Janice Blore of artescapesyvr.com, who brings every year some of the most acclaimed watercolour it’s in the world to North Vancouver.
I was very excited meet Thomas Schaller and learn from him, since I am a big fan of his work. Not only is his technique impeccable, I also experienced him as a wonderful teacher.
First Day, 15.8.
We spent the first day in the studio and learned about the basics. Palette set up, paper, perspective, light, focal points, and value. Very inspiring!
Second Day, 16.8.
We all met early in Deep Cove on Indian Arm and started painting pleinair in Panorama Park, always looking up to the grey sky. We were lucky. It hardly rained the whole day.
Third day: 17.8.
We painted an architectural scene at the North Vancouver Studio.
Fourth day 18.8.
That is the last work I did during the workshop.
I learned a lot.
For example the use of Imperial Violet for shadows. And how to warm up shadows with orange.
After this experience I am sure that I will keep on learning. It is too much fun and I felt that it is especially in watercolour important to have a solid technique, before venturing into more New Territories. 😉