Coastal Maine: Plein-Air Watercolor
Maine Coast: Boats, Sea, and Sky.
- Amy Hosa—September 5–11
Note: All levels of experience are welcome.
Create simple, yet dramatic watercolors that capture the essence of Maine’s rocky coast and details of life along the shore. Each day you’ll travel to a new location—a boatyard, a quaint town and lobster wharf, pine-covered islands, beaches with granite ledges, shells, and seaweed. Amy’s focus is on keeping the level of detail simple, the composition interesting, and the watercolor washes fresh and lively. Daily multiple step-by-step demos range from basic drawing and brush techniques, to shading for volume, color mixing, composition, and perspective…even tips on how to fix mistakes. Students will also receive individual attention and demos as they develop their work. Novices focus on the basics, while experienced individuals are given challenges and advanced demos to experiment with techniques.
Amy Hosa was attentive, encouraging, cheerful, friendly, respectful, and thoughtful. She shares her knowledge in a clear and understanding manner and clearly enjoys watching her students ‘get it.’ I was able to build on the experience I had and challenged to do more. A very enjoyable week with watercolors!”
Amy Hosa is excellent! I needed to be inspired to continue painting at home and Amy provided that. She is so encouraging and gives excellent, helpful critiques. A truly great week.”