February 2022

Demonstration by Shari Blaukopf


Our guest demo artist for February was Canadian artist, Shari Blaukopf. She is a renowned visual artist, teacher and author who has been active in the Urban Sketchers community since 2012. The demo video will be shared only with NSWS members, so check your email for a NorthStar email that includes the link to her video.

Her demo painting depicted a barn and field in a rural Idaho landscape. Shari took us step-by-step through her process of composition, value study, color mixing and completing the painting. She described in great detail how to use variations in color to keep a painting feeling fresh. Shari’s advice to keep a watercolor painting interesting is to “keep it abstract as long as possible.”