Adult coloring book craze

Adult coloring

Adult coloring book craze prompts global pencil shortage by Alexandra Sims The world’s biggest pencil manufacturer has been forced to run extra shifts in its factory to keep up with demand Coloring books have become a surprising feature of many bookshops’ bestsellers lists in recent years Faber-Castell A surge in… Continue reading

A Neuroscientist Patiently Explains the Allure of the Adult Coloring Books

A Neuroscientist Patiently Explains the Allure of the Adult Coloring Books by Jordan Gaines Lewis  Photo: Lea Latumahina /Creative Commons A Neuroscientist Patiently Explains the Allure of the Adult Coloring Books.  A few months ago, I caved: I bought myself a coloring book. And maybe you did, too, or perhaps… Continue reading

Prismacolor or Faber-Castell Polychromos

Prismacolor Premier Vs Faber-Castell Polychromos by Lachri | Aug 24, 2014 | Art product review, Art tips, Colored Pencil | Prismacolor Premier Vs Faber-Castell Polychromos Completed with Prismacolor Premier Earlier this year I was working on a colored pencil piece for a youtube tutorial. I have always used prismacolor. Everyone… Continue reading

Wildlife Artist David Kitler

David Kitler will be leading a 3 day workshop here in Astoria.  This event will be hosted by Dots ‘N Doodles Art Supplies and the Astoria Art Loft. David is an artist with international reputation and has been deeply involved with wildlife conservation.  In coordinating with David regarding his visit… Continue reading

Watercolor Workshop – Painter Carl Dalio

Watercolor Workshop – Master painter Carl Dalio

Watercolor Dynamics – Think outside the box of your photos

Astoria, Oregon

Learn to create powerhouse watercolors using your own photo references in a watercolor workshop with master painter Carl Dalio. Are you tired of struggling with your photos and being disappointed with your watercolor results? Painting from life is certainly the best teacher for the effects of light and color. But when that’s not possible, many artists turn to their photo references and get trapped into “reporting” what the photo is dictating, detail by detail. Learn how to transform static camera images into inspired, passion-filled paintings that celebrate our human selves in this watercolor workshop. AWS and NWS Signature member Carl Dalio, will show you how to create vibrant paintings that not only get into exhibitions but win awards.

In this watercolor workshop, Carl will guide you through the necessary steps to obtain valuable, quality photo references, to develop story line concepts, to edit and simplify subject matter and to evolve dynamic compositions filled with light-energized color. His watercolor workshop will also cover simple concepts to a pain-free understanding of perspective.

Each day in this four day watercolor workshop Carl will begin with a demonstration painting, followed by brief concept exercises and lots of personal painting time. There will be daily critiques and, whether individual or group, they will be positive and honest and are always intended to support and inspire.

About Carl Dalio

International artist, Carl Dalio, is well known for his expressive use of color and his friendly, easy-going teaching style. He has conducted inspiring watercolor workshop demonstrations in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Europe and Indonesia. His paintings, infused with vibrant light and saturated color, have appeared six times on the covers of national art magazines. He is a signature member of the American Watercolor Society (AWS), National Watercolor Society (NWS) and Rocky Mountain National Watermedia Society. He has served as a juror for numerous national exhibitions including the AWS and NWS. In joyfully sharing his experiences as a professional artist, Carl’s goal is to encourage students to find and engage their own personal and creative spirits.

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