June 14-15, 2019
10 a.m.-4 p.m.
$220 Member/$250 Nonmember
This workshop will focus on the many moods and facets of painting water in the watercolor medium. Students will learn techniques from rendering a simple reflective pond to painting a swift-moving mountain stream and everything in between. Foreshortening and the ability to suggest a flat plane will be taught when painting a meandering river or a lake. Water provides the artist with an endless variety of interpretations given its reflective qualities, as well as its restlessness. The class will start with a demonstration by the instructor followed by class painting. A critique will be offered at the end of the session. Reference photos will be provided, and students are encouraged to bring their own as well.
Robert J. O’Brien is a full-time, award-winning artist and popular local, national and international workshop instructor. He is a signature member of the American, National and New England Watercolor Societies, among others. He recently received the Winsor and Newton: Col-Art America’s Inc. Award at the New England Watercolor Society’s 16th Biennial North American Open Show in Duxbury, MA. In 2017, he won the Combined Donors Award 1 at the 97th International Exhibition of the National Watercolor Society in San Pedro, CA. He was recently featured in the 29th issue of the Art of Watercolour magazine and was featured in the February 2015 issue of Watercolor Artist Magazine, the Dec. 2011/ Feb. 2012 issue of the French watercolor magazine, l’Art de l’Aquarelle, and Splash 15, The Best of Watercolor. Robert serves as the Scholarship Chair for the American Watercolor Society. He lives and paints in Weathersfield, Vermont and teaches workshops throughout the United States, and abroad. www.robertjobrien.com