DAY 2: STUDY.
SIZE: 9-1/8” x 4-1/2”
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This is a watercolor study I painted in 10 minutes today. I often like to do quick studies which help me warm up for the day of painting. That's right, loosens up my ’painter’s arm’, my memory, and gets my brain in focus.
The primary purpose I wanted to accomplish with this study was focusing on lines and shapes — building on the abstract shape. To achieve this, I paint without a photo reference, instead, I lean on my memory. Quite often I sit quietly in nature and study color, shapes, and values. I call it ’plein air observation.’ Studying the beauty and subtleties of nature helps you develop your memory skills which allow you to distill the information you have observed into a one of a kind expression. This way you are not using your photo as a crutch but allows you to truly create and not copy. I believe this exercise keeps my paintings from becoming static and stale but one of a kind.
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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, Elmhurst Art Museum, Towering Winds Academy of Fine Arts an online art school, and Popovich Studio classes.