Date:June 2-5, 2020
Time: 9:30 AM-4:30 PM
Level: Some previous watercolor experience suggested/no plein air experience necessary
This is a workshop for those who wish to loosen up in watercolor and discover the joy of painting out of doors. The workshop will include both studio and Plein air painting. Painting techniques and a philosophy of design will encourage bold, loose paintings. Eric believes most painting problems are the violation of an elementary painting principle. Lectures will be easily understood and helpful. There will be ample time for students to try the concepts presented in a safe environment. Eric will do a completed painting demonstration daily. Subject matter may include land, marine, and streetscapes, florals and interiors. It is recommended that the student have minimal previous experience.
Eric Wiegardt, AWS DF, NWS has left an indelible mark on both the American and International art scene. He is one of the few in the world to be awarded both the GOLD MEDAL and DOLPHIN FELLOW from the oldest and most prestigious watercolor society, AMERICAN WATERCOLOR SOCIETY, NEW YORK. He is declared one of the top ten watercolor masters of today in the world by artmatch4U. He has participated in numerous museum exhibitions throughout the US and China. Eric is a signature member of the American Watercolor Society (Dolphin Fellow), National Watercolor Society, Transparent Watercolor Society of America (Master Status) and others. He has been awarded the 2012 AWS Gold Medal of Honor, 2014 AWS Judge, among many other national and international awards. He has exhibited at both International Watermedia Shows in Nanchang and Shenzhen, China.
Eric has been featured in many publications, including Plein Air Magazine, as well as cover artist for both The Artist’s Magazine and Watercolor Magazine, featured in “The best Art of 2015”, Watercolor Magazine. He is the author of the book “Watercolor Free and Easy” and also has a video series titled “Painting Loosely from Photographs”.
Eric has taught over 5000 watercolorists his popular “Wiegardt’s Painterly Watercolors” workshops.