I spent a Friday evening with the Town & Country Art League taking them through a lecture on basic drawing and value which is the core of any solid 2-dimensional art.
I first explained the importance of linear perspective. Using a simple cube, showing the difference between 1-point and 2-point perspective along with demonstrating how to establish the eye level line which is #1 in importance. How to turn form is understanding the highlight, light, midtown, core shadow, shadow, and reflective light. Then an explanation on cast shadows followed and how to perceive them.
I wrapped up the two-hour lecture/discussion with a small watercolor demo implementing the elements covered in the earlier part of the lecture.
The entire group stayed for the full lecture which I was told had never happened before. Thank you Town & Country Art League for a great evening.
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.