Register: En Plein Air Watercolor Workshop with Andy Evansen

9 Jan 2024 – 20 May 2024

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10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00

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Join us for a week-long painting adventure in the Italian countryside with master watercolorist Andy Evansen, May 22-28, 2024


There seems to be a never-ending quest to loosen up in watercolor and it’s probably the most common goal of students. It’s easy to fall into the trap of putting too much into your paintings, and editing out the non-essential whether working from photo reference or painting on location is vital. As Andy tells his students: what you leave out of a painting is as important as what you put in. Painting loosely doesn't just happen, it comes from gaining a comfort level with your skills and materials over time.  However, there are techniques that can speed up this process.

This workshop will focus on using value studies from the outset to identify the large shapes in a scene. These large shapes provide the artist with opportunities for lost edges when painting in watercolor, which is essential if we are to take full advantage of the medium. Too often the "found edges" or details, take over the painter's thinking process, and the result is a tight watercolor.

We will move on toward color paintings using value studies as our guide, and complete color painting lessons together. Demonstration paintings will be done by Andy to reinforce the lessons. In order to loosen up it is imperative to have a clear vision of what you want to accomplish with your painting and then execute it quickly. This class will give you the tools and confidence to do just that.

Fee includes: Accommodations at a charming hotel in the historic center of Padula, 6 nights; daily instruction and mentoring, all meals beginning with aperitivo and dinner on day of arrival (a selection of local wine is included) and ending with breakfast on your departure day; all entrance fees, guide fees, etc.; all taxes; and all local transportation, including Naples Airport pick up/drop-off.

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