The more I teach the more I realize I love to teach! We had a glorious weekend with the arrival of some cooler weather, which only lasted the weekend by the way, it's hot again! I can't remember since moving to Florida seventeen years ago it ever being this hot this late in November! I digress.... I had three lovely ladies join me for a weekend of sketching and they were great! Sketching in the morning and afternoon is tiring and they were real troopers and really enjoyed it.
I'm hearing from students in all of my workshops that I cover many topics that most instructors don't discuss and they are so happy to discover and learn about! There were quite a few light bulb moments in this workshop, which I was thrilled about! I love that I can help others move forward with their painting/sketching practice and that I'm providing them with many take aways.
In this watercolor sketching workshop since we were sketching in Downtown Historic Winter Garden and focusing mostly on architecture, I covered different perspective views, horizon lines, vanishing points, one and two point perspective and proportions. Proportions are key, it took me a while when I first started sketching to figure out how to measure and make sure what I wanted to sketch fit on the page! How many of you have started sketching something only to run out of room on your paper?
An added bonus for me is that while I'm explaining all of this to others I can't help but grow and improve myself!