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Keiko Tanabe

Design Better in Watercolor


Friday, Saturday & Sunday
 March 10, 11 & 12, 2023
9:00 am - 4:00 pm




No matter the subject, a painting needs a strong foundation and good design. In this workshop, Keiko will explain what to look for to make it happen. There will be painting demonstrations and lectures to better understand how to create a watercolor painting that is simple, yet strong. The topics covered in this workshop include: a preliminary drawing, composition, a variety of techniques in paint application, and brush handling. Learn what makes a good design, understand relationships of dark and light values and how to edit complex visual information. There will be plenty of one-on-one guidance.


Keiko was born in Kyoto, Japan. She embarked on a professional art career in 2005 and started exhibiting publicly.  In the same year she took a workshop from Alvaro Castagnet and discovered the joy of plein-air painting.  Since that year her paintings have been juried into many exhibitions across Americas and in Asia and Europe.  Her work has been purchased by private and corporate collectors from all around the world.  She also had her paintings published in leading art magazines in the U.S., Europe and Japan.  Additionally, her art has been enjoyed by many in nine self-published books as well as on four DVDs that have been produced to date

Since 2011, she has been invited to and completed successfully more than 400 workshops and numerous live demonstrations around the world. 

Website:   www.ktanabefineart.com



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