Painting Flowers in Watercolor
July 2017
Ann Kristin Lindsay

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Painting Flowers in Watercolor

July 23, 2017 – July 28, 2017
Rhinebeck, NY
Ann Kristin Lindsay
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As spiritual beings in physical form, we naturally yearn to create and connect with our inner and outer world. Drawing and painting flowers with watercolor is a way we can experience, feel, and know the soul in a sacred world.

In this workshop we experience increased perception and facility in drawing flowers, and drawing in general, through a unique combination of gesture, blind contour, and modified contour drawing. We then transfer the drawings to watercolor paper, which can offer freedom from the anxiety so often felt when painting a drawing that had been done directly on watercolor paper.

Throughout the week we learn to stay more within the process of painting than focus too soon on the finished product. We also explore mixing clear colors and greens, painting various backgrounds, negative painting, and more—including the artful practice of keeping a sketchbook.

This painting workshop is for students of all levels who love and enjoy flowers and want to express that joy in watercolor in a safe, supportive, and lighthearted atmosphere.

More Information

Enrollment is limited for this program; register early. Ann Kristin Lindsay is also teaching a weekend watercolor workshop.

Things to Bring:

Suggestions only. If you have painted before and have materials that are comparable, just bring what you have.

For Painting:

    • 2 Reds:
      • A cool red: Red Rose Deep, Permanent Rose, Thalo Crimson** etc.
    • 2 Yellows:
      • Cadmium Yellow Lt (or pale) Any light yellow is fine**
      • Quinacridone Gold**
    • 2 Blues:
      • Phthalo (“thalo”) Blue** or Winsor Blue, Green Shade
      • Ultramarine Blue
  • PAPER:
    • 140# 100% rag, cold press watercolor paper (Arches preferred) 1-2 full sheets (22 x 30”) is usually the cheapest way to get paper. For ease of transportation you may tear or cut in half or quarters. Full sheets of Arches will be available for $8 a sheet**
    • Any watercolor paper you already have to experiment on.
    • Watercolor Brushes (Need not be expensive, Synthetic is fine)
      • Round: Size 10** or 12
      • 2 Flats: 3/4” synthetic** 1” wash natural hair (doesn’t need to be sable)
    • A white covered watercolor palette with a large mixing area. A small folding palette is fine.**

For Drawing:

  • Pencils: 2B or any drawing pencil
  • Pen: Sharpie fine pt or ultra fine point
  • Erasers: White Plastic or Kneaded
  • Sketchbook: Bring what you have. If getting for 1st time, 6” x 9” or 9”x12” “Super Deluxe Sketchbook” recommended (available online)

Other Things:

  • Water containers (2) (deli tubs are good)
  • Paper towel and/or tissue
  • Lightweight support board 12” x 16” (or larger if you want to work larger, more than one if you want
  • Masking tape
  • Small bottle/vase (to hold a flower)
  • Salt in a small container (optional)
  • Sponge
  • Small spray mist Bottle
  • Old tooth brush
  • Hair dryer (optional)
  • Reference photos
  • Digital camera/iPad etc. if you have one
  • Flowers ( if possible)

1“ Masking tape, paper towel, tissue and flowers will be provided by Omega, but you may want to bring your own.
**These item will be for sale at the workshop.

If you have any questions, contact the faculty:
Phone: 518.658.2960

4:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. Check In (Rooms available after 5:00 p.m.)
7:30 p.m.–8:20 p.m. Welcome & Orientation
8:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m. Celebrating Community or Centering Into the Omega Experience
8:00 a.m.–8:45 a.m. Commuter check-in (if not checked-in the previous evening)
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Workshop
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Workshop
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Workshop
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
Noon–1:00 p.m. Check Out

The above schedule is subject to change at the discretion of the faculty.

The Children's Program is generally available during standard workshop hours only. Contact Omega registration at 877.944.2002 for details.

Dining Hall Hours (Dinner is included on arrival day):
Breakfast: 7:00 a.m.–8:45 a.m.
Lunch: Noon–2:00 p.m.
Dinner: 6:00 p.m.–7:15 p.m.

Daily Open Classes in meditation, yoga, tai chi, or movement (subject to availability):
7:00–8:00 a.m., 12:15–1:00 p.m., 5:30–6:15 p.m., 5:30–6:30 p.m.

Ann Kristin Lindsay

Ann Kristin Lindsay is an award-winning artist and author of Watercolor: A New Beginning: A Holistic Approach to Painting. She has been teaching her groundbreaking workshops for artists of all levels of experience since 1989 throughout the United States and in the Caribbean, France, and Italy. Her workshops have received national attention and have been featured in O, The Oprah Magazine. She has been teaching at Omega since 2002.