Bonnie Steinberg – Friday Night Guest – Jan. 15, 2021

Bonnie Steinberg – Friday Night Guest – Jan. 15, 2021

(Submitted by Marilyn Walsh)

Bonnie Steinberg, Watercolour

Even though I do not paint with watercolour I was interested to learn Bonnie Steinberg’s process of creating a painting.

She started with a slide presentation of her citys capes filled with light and colour.

The first image in her demonstration shows a back alley with the design lightly sketched in with the whites painted with masking fluid and Hansa yellow brushed on in wet on wet technique. She tilts the paper to let colours merge. She also mists the paper to maintain wetness.

The next image shows her colourful rendition of garages. She mainly paints using 2 reds (Scarlet Lake, Quinacridone Coral), 2 blues (French Ultramarine, Cobalt Turquoise), and 2 yellows (Hansa, Aureolin). For tonight’s work she added Viridian Green, Bright Violet, Quinacridone Gold, Brown Madder and Prussian Blue.

For the third image she had a second painting prepared in advance with the masking fluid erased.  It was completely dry so that she could add more definition in the tree branches overhead.

In the last image, she has added fine line detail using a set square.

When Sylvia’s poll results showed that 55% of us present feel less creative during the Covid period, Steinberg encouraged us to snap some reference photos and GET PAINTING.

We are very fortunate to have the DVAC Friday night presentations to keep us inspired.