Burke Museum Workshop
I had a blast at the Burke Museum this Saturday teaching “Field Sketching: Arctic Animals.” The museum generously provided our workshop with a number of beautiful specimens, including two mounted Arctic foxes, a walrus skull, a polar bear skull, and an Arctic tern wing and skull. They were inspiring! We spent the morning sketching foxes with gestures and contours.
In the afternoon, we completed longer watercolor studies. I demonstrated how pieces can be first sketched on tracing paper, then transferred to a final sheet of art paper for completion. We worked on my favorite toned paper, Arches Cover Cream paper, using white gouache for highlights.
The afternoon flew by. Thank you to everyone who joined me, and to the Burke Museum and Nordic Heritage Museum for making the workshop possible!
One Response to “Burke Museum Workshop”
thanks for such a great class, Maria! So fun to paint with this group – and I learned a lot that I’m practicing each day. Started and completed a walrus skull that I am more pleased with – thanks again for the inspiration and the focus!