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Urban Landscape in Watercolor by John Salminen


Urban Landscape in Watercolor
John Salminen

In this workshop, John Salminen hits the streets of New York to gather candid reference shots for his urban scene. He photographs with a designer's eye. When he returns to the studio, he modifies the color and composition of his reference materials. John teaches a simple system for accurately transferring his complex image to watercolor paper. He lays a foundation with careful masking and vivid washes of hard-to-define colors. He concentrates on value relationships as he fills his landscape with shimmering streets and glowing neon. He uses mesmerizing reflective effects as an entry point to the composition and directs attention with white paper. John tones down conflicting passages with a mouth atomizer. He continually solves design problems, modifying colors in his foreground figure and lifting to enhance lines. The workshop includes exercises in perspective drawing and extensive discussions of design and reference photography.

Running Time: 150 Min


ABOUT THE AUTHOR
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John Salminen is a signature member of numerous art societies and has won more than 200 awards in national and international exhibitions. John is a frequent juror of national and international shows. He has served as Juror of Selection for both the American Watercolor Society and the National Watercolor Society and twice as Awards Judge for the American Watercolor Society. He was the Judge of Awards for the Annual Competition of the Artist's Magazine and Watercolor Magic.

While perhaps best known for his realistic urban landscapes, John has also gained recognition for his mixed medium abstract paintings, one of which won first place in The Artist's Magazine's Art competition in the experimental category.


This title is in the following categories:

Figures
Painting - Landscape
Painting - Watercolor
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