|Melissa Nece workshop
Nov. 10, 2013
Froth, foam, curls, sprays, troughs and valleys were the topics as
nationally known colored pencil artist Melissa Miller Nece
presented a workshop on how to draw water and waves. Hosted
been juried into the national shows eleven times. Her specialty is
drawing magnificent landscapes centered on beaches in the
Atlantic, Pacific and the Gulf of Mexico. Families play in the waves
and surfers ride the crests with sprays trailing them – all brought to
life with the magic of her pencils.
Melissa shared some of those techniques with a packed room of
excited pencil artists. They learned how to capture the frothy foam
of a breaking wave as well as the gentle swells of the rolling surf.
She presented a slideshow of photos, zooming in on some of the
characteristics of the water, along with live demonstrations of how
to replicate that movement on paper. Each participant got
personal attention as Melissa went around the room encouraging
the artists and making suggestions. It was oceans of fun, and
everyone came away with some new ideas and a greater
appreciation of the water that surrounds us.