Watercolorist and F.A.A. member Yuki Hall gave a demonstration of her techniques to the membership at the meeting on Tuesday April 7, 2015.
Yuki, a native of Tokyo, Japan, began painting in 2006. She has studied with several nationally and internationally acclaimed artists including David Taylor, Mark Mehaffey,
and Alvaro Castagnet. She has had her work published and has been accepted into prestigious juried competitions.
Yuki believes in planning out a painting before she begins. She likes to do a pencil sketch first, followed by a monochromatic painting. Then she may do the subject in color. For her demonstration, she did a monochromatic painting. She uses Dervan Liquid Pencil for her monochromatic work.
She works from areas of light to dark. She will splash water onto the darker areas to create spatter. She likes to paint with the power of suggestion to invite the viewer to participate in the subject of her painting.
Three important areas that she emphasizes in her work are (a) shapes; (b) tonal value; and (c) edges. She feels that the use of a monochromatic scheme allows the artist to get in touch with tones in a painting. She also discussed the types of brushes and paper that she prefers.