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Out of the mud… How to draw and paint the Sacred Lotus
September 24, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PDT
The curving petals of a lotus flower present an interesting challenge to the artist. Each petal has a slightly different curve, some smooth, some with a keel or ridge. You see each petal from a different angle, here a view into the interior, there the outside of the petal. The color pattern is a mixture of smooth blends from pink to white and fine crisp lines. Finally the color itself is a luminous clear pink. How do you mix this color and how to you prevent the color from getting, well, muddy? By studying the lotus you will gain insight into solving many subtle drawing challenges.
All ages and experience levels are welcome. No registration is necessary, This live workshop can hold 500 people and is open to everyone on a first come basis. If you are new to Zoom or are having trouble with the meeting controls, please see these notes and suggestions on Zoom Tips for Online Classes with John Muir Laws to help you get more out of the online workshop. When possible I will also make a recording of the workshop and post it on my blog. I look forward to seeing you there!
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