Thank you Illiana Artists for inviting me to demo last Monday night. I was happy to see a great turnout even though the weather has been questionable.
My demo was taking a fall scene and changing the season to a winter, snow painting. I walked the group through my thought process, techniques and and when to stop. I talked about temperature conversion to a winter scene, adjustment of values and changing your light source. I'm a big believer in utilizing the photo reference as a starting point -- it's a tool. You are not a slave to the photo, but using your imagination to create your finished product. This will give you a unique and rewarding experience.
Dale L Popovich IWS
is an award-winning watercolorist and teacher who is passionate about capturing the raw beauty of the American landscape with the fluid stroke of a brush. As you will see the works selected in his portfolio represent the breath of his holistic approach to painting. You can also learn along with this talented and experienced teacher through his workshops, Palette & Chisel, Mainstreet Art Center i Lake Zurich, IL and Popovich Studio classes.