upcoming workshops

Joanna is available to teach workshops locally and nationally. She is also available as a guest juror/judge for exhibitions. Please e-mail her at joanna@joannabarnum.com if your organization or institution would like to host a workshop. Her most popular topics are fundamental portrait technique in watercolor and experimental technique in watercolor, which may also be combined into one workshop depending on length. Single day and multi-day workshops are available.

Joanna Barnum is a Harford County, Maryland based fine artist and illustrator working in watercolor. Her approach to watercolor embraces the fluidity and expressive potential of the medium while emphasizing careful observation of color, light, and form. As an instructor, she believes in fostering the unique voice of each student, teaching concepts and techniques that may be personalized to each individual’s interests and needs. She encourages students to banish fear and reticence with fluid media and to appreciate its unpredictable qualities. Joanna is a Signature Member of the National Watercolor Society, and serves on the boards of the Baltimore Watercolor Society and the Mid-Atlantic Plein Air Painters Association.

 

Check out my recent article created for Daniel Smith explaining how I painted the above portrait step by step.


Watercolor Portraits: Fundamentals and Exploration at York Fine Arts
April 25 & 26, 2019
350 Grove Street
Bridgewater, NJ 08807
$280

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Join Joanna Barnum, NWS, BWS for a two day exploration of the portrait in watercolor.

Learn a fundamental approach to the portrait by building layers of warm and cool washes over a preliminary drawing to create naturalistic skin tones and build the illusion of three dimensional form. Then, explore how to integrate personal experimentation and storytelling into the portrait, moving beyond simply painting directly from photo reference. Joanna will introduce her technique for splicing together multiple views using masking fluid, and other approaches to creating tension and balance between areas of realism and abstraction.

This workshop will include several step by step demonstrations and the opportunity to work on personally directed pieces with assistance and critique. Students will work from personal photo reference. Recommended for students with some watercolor experience.

Aurelia, 2017

Aurelia, 2017


Watercolor Portraits: Fundamentals and Exploration at Art League of Ocean City
May 13-15, 2019
502 94th Street
Ocean City, MD 21842
$220 Members, $275 Non-Members

Join Joanna Barnum, NWS, BWS for a 3-day workshop exploration of the portrait in watercolor.

Learn a fundamental approach to the portrait by building layers of warm and cool washes over a preliminary drawing to create naturalistic skin tones and build the illusion of three dimensional form. Then, explore how to integrate personal experimentation and storytelling into the portrait, moving beyond simply painting directly from photo reference. Joanna will introduce her technique for splicing together multiple views using masking fluid, and other approaches to creating tension and balance between areas of realism and abstraction. This workshop will include several step by step demonstrations and the opportunity to work on personally directed pieces with assistance and critique. Students will work from personal photo reference. The workshop is recommended for students with some watercolor experience.

Please bring your lunch!

Memento Mori, 2017

Memento Mori, 2017