Painting with Passion and Drama with Ric Dentinger

Meet the Artist Reception- November 8th at 5:30 pm at the Art Center

Ric Dentinger is a contemporary realist who paints architecture, still life,
portraits, and traditional objects, and has received many national awards and
recognition. He likes “to take a subject and present an aspect of its
personality that gives a different or unique perspective.” Ric encourages
artists to focus on individual style and incorporate new techniques to
augment creativity.

His workshop will include the exploration of new techniques, methods of
applying paint, design and composition. Ric will demonstrate his approach of
working from the darks to the lights, his use of jewel-like color, his texturing
techniques, the use of gouache for certain effects and new techniques.
Ric is a member of many watercolor societies and a signature member of
the Texas, California and Louisiana Watercolor Societies. He has been
featured in Watercolor Artist, American Art Collector, American Artist and
Taste magazines.

This Watercolor Workshop will cover intermediate and advanced techniques
using Ric’s unique approach of seeing through the layers of a subject and
aesthetics of watercolor. Gouache will be introduced as a minor element.
Self-expression will be encouraged through design and the creative process.
Color theory and methods of applying paint will be explored. Artists may
paint along with Ric’s demo or work from a still life, their imagination or
from a reference photograph of their own or one provided by Ric.

Ric Dentinger’s Watercolor Workshop will include, but not be limited to:
A. Demonstration
B. Wash techniques, including flat wash, graded wash, edge shading
C. Glazing with watercolor to develop mixtures of colors
D. Mixing colors on palette and directly applying to paper
E. Working wet into wet
F. Problem solving
G. Gouache techniques
H. Dry brush techniques
I. Value sketching and techniques
J. Spattering techniques
K. Materials discussion
L. Development of a watercolor sketchbook
M. Critiques conducted throughout the workshop, as a group and with
individual students

Objectives and Expectations
Discuss Materials
Loosen up with a Blind Contour Drawing
Discuss why we choose a subject to paint
Develop a composition from a
Create a Value (Tonal) Scale
Determine and Create Value Sketch
Individual Instruction

Learn to see deep into the subject’s tonal layers
Learn much about the subject though a detailed drawing
Transfer detailed drawing to the watercolor ground
Mount the paper to a board
Find and paint the darkest dark value
Begin Demo and Paint along
Individual Instruction
Discuss Challenges and Problems

  • Ric Dentinger - Day 1
    November 9, 2018
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Ric Dentinger - Day 2
    November 10, 2018
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm