Lauren Johnson, a Merit member of the IWS, will show us how to start and plan a successful painting. Mastering the pre-painting planning process to help you choose your subject, compose and design your painting, and transfer that design to your paper to paint. This workshop will help insure greater success in your finished product. Whether you enjoy realism, abstract, or impressionistic painting, or even if your medium is not watercolor, you will benefit from the fundamentals of design taught throughout the workshop. The emphasis will be on the planning process and learning design rather than completing a painting. However, as we progress, you will be working on your own painting design and applying what you learned.