Watercolor Weekend Getaway with Alessa Lanot at Taal Vista Hotel
I have been exposed in the visual arts since I was six (6) years of age in my parents' effort to cultivate a multi-talented individual i...
I have been exposed in the visual arts since I was six (6) years of age in my parents' effort to cultivate a multi-talented individual in me. I clearly remember going to the National Museum in Manila during summer of that year (sorry will not tell! hehe) to attend my drawing and painting class with my cousins. We sat on the grass field under a shady coconut tree to appreciate nature and pick what to draw or paint. I always liked painting trees and flowers then. In high school, I took up Visual Arts as my elective course where I learned other mediums and had my second art exhibit.
I am no stranger to painting using Watercolor as it is my favorite medium. That's why when Celine of Taal Vista Hotel invited me to attend LifeAfterBreakfast's and Vatel Manila's Watercolor Weekend Getaway, I instantly got thrilled. What made it all the more exciting was knowing that the participants will be painting flowers.
|Watercoloring tools by LifeAfterBreakfast|
|Craft Carrot's Calligraphy and rubber stamp tools|
|Participants introduce themselves before the workshop proper|
|Participants were given their set of watercolor|
|Watercolor Set and different paintbrushes too!|
- Flat Wash - covering the entire space with a pigment that's even all throughout by overlapping one stroke to another.
- Graded Wash - a technique where pigment lightens gradually after every horizontal stroke.
- Glazed Wash - applying another pigment over an already dried paint which then creates another color when mixed.
- Wet in Wet - applying pigment onto wet paper
- Dry Wash - more pigment is used to create solid strokes
- Weak-Tea - Light tint on paper.
- Tea-Strength- Watery hue on paper
- Milk-Strength- Equal parts of pigment and water.
- Cream Strength - More pigment than water.
- Stronger Than Cream Strength - Very little water.
Now, the culmination activity of the Watercolored Flowers workshop. Could you guess what were we asked to paint? Correct! Flowers! :) Whew! I was taken aback a bit because I thought, yeah these flowers are very pretty but challenging to paint for sure! Just look at these lovely dainties:
|Racquel Guevarra of BeyondBooksAndWalls|
|Karrots Nazareno of LiveLoveLolz|
|With Alessandra Lanot|