In this workshop we’ll forget about painting sweeping landscapes and focus on individual elements. We’ll mostly use watercolor but will play around with different mark-making tools, like sticks and odd brushes, ink and charcoal, to develop a visual vocabulary that you can use to take your painting in new directions. There will be lessons on technique, but always about how to show what you love about this place. How can you make a soft edge to show how that cloud is glowing? What tool will catch the way that dead branch twists towards the sky? We’ll explore the properties of watercolor pigments—how earth pigments can give you granite textures, but you’ll need synthetic paints to show the sun shining through a Leopard Lily. We’ll do lots of small experiments, moving from close up to distant and back, but go big at the end.