Watercolor is a deceptive medium. It looks easy, but so often, you step back to find yourself halfway through a landscape painting wondering, what went wrong? And yet, as watercolor artists everywhere can tell you, there is nothing compared to the feeling you get when its all going right.
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Vineyard Melody by Camille Przewodek, 16 x 20, oil on canvas.Camille Przewodek: Weekend With the Masters InstructorCamille Przewodek is a plein air colorist based in Petaluma, California, who received her B.F.A. She studied with Henry Hensche—the assistant to the famed American Impressionist Charles Hawthorne—at the Cape School of Art, in Provincetown, Massachusetts, for many years and credits him with opening her eyes to a new way of seeing and painting color and light.
Handline Hook by Stephen Scott Young, watercolor painting, 2010,10 1/2 x 19 1/2.Stephen Scott Young: Weekend With the Masters InstructorStephen Scott Young grew up in St. He developed an interest in watercolor painting, and came to public attention when he won the first prize in watercolor in American Artists 1985 national art competition.
Throughout his career, Richard Schmid has promoted art education throughhis books, articles, workshops, seminars, and television presentations.Richard Schmid: Weekend With the Masters InstructorRichard Schmid was born in Chicago, Illinois in 1934. Mosby at the American Academy of Art in Chicago.Mosby, a graduate of the Belgian Royal Academy in Brussels and the Superior Institute in Antwerp, was a technical expert on European and American realism.
Window II by Alyssa Monks, oil painting, 2011, 48 x 36.Alyssa Monks: Weekend With the Masters InstructorBorn 1977 in Ridgewood, New Jersey, Alyssa Monks began oil painting when she was just a child. from Boston College in 1999.During this time, she studied painting at Lorenzo deMedici, in Florence.
Thinking Man by Jacob Collins, oil painting, 30 x 20, 2004.Jacob Collins: Weekend With the Masters InstructorJacob Collins is a leading figure in the contemporary revival of classical painting. in history from Columbia College and attended the New York Studio School, the New York Academy of Art, and the Art Students League, all in Manhattan.
Morro Bay Rock, Near Cambria by C.W. Mundy, oil painting on linen,16 x 20.C.W. Mundy: Weekend With the Masters InstructorC.W. In 1978, he returned home to Indiana, worked as a sports illustrator for a decade, then in the early 1990s took on the challenge of painting in a more impressionistic style, going out of doors and painting en plein air, from life.
Sublime Order by Daniel Pinkham, oil painting.Daniel Pinkham: Weekend With the Masters InstructorBorn in Los Angeles, Daniel Pinkham has been a principal force in the resurgence of plein air painting in California and throughout the country. Pinkham is a poet of the outdoors, and his works often have to do with rest, peace, quietness of spirit, and the spiritual calm in his heart.
The Love on the Road by Ron Hicks, oil painting.Ron Hicks: Weekend With the Masters InstructorRon Hicks grew up in Columbus, Ohio, and was introduced to art at an early age under the influence of his artist mother. During this time Hicks trained with Rene Bruhin and Quang Ho, whom he credits with changing the way he perceived the oil painting process.
Sunlit Birch by Frank Serrano, oil on canvas, 12 x 12.Frank Serrano: Weekend With the Masters InstructorContemporary landscape artist and plein air painter Frank M. After his success in the commercial field, in the early 1990s Serrano decided to pursue his passion for traditional oil painting and has since developed a strong following of admirers, both nationally and internationally.
Breton Wash Basin by Edward Minoff, oil painting.Edward Minoff: Weekend With the Masters InstructorEdward Minoff graduated with honors from New York Universitys Tisch School of the Arts. Throughout his high-school and college years he studied painting and sculpture at the Art Students League of New York, the National Academy of Design, and at Vassar College.
The Den by Scott Waddell, oil painting, 20 x 16.Scott Waddell: Weekend With the Masters InstructorScott Waddell was born and raised in Central Florida. After college, Waddell spent the next several years studying classical painting at The Florence Academy of Art and the Water Street Atelier under Jacob Collins.
Dave by Carolyn Anderson,oil painting, 16 x 12.Carolyn Anderson: Weekend With the Masters InstructorCarolyn Anderson, a nationally recognized artist, is an accomplished pastelist and oil painter. She joined the Vista program (Volunteers in Service to America) in the early 70s and was assigned to work on an Indian reservation in Montana.
Pastel painter and oilpainter Albert Handell.Albert Handell: Weekend With the Masters InstructorPastelist and oil painter Albert Handell was born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1937. He began formal studies of drawing and anatomy at the age of 16, and in 1954 enrolled at the Art Students League of New York to study drawing and anatomy with Louis Priscilla and Robert Ward Johnson, and later studied painting for two years with Frank Mason.
Spring Dance by Nancy Guzik, 12 x 20, oil painting.Nancy Guzik: Weekend With the Masters InstructorThroughout her career in art, Nancy Guzik has been quietly perfecting not only her skills but also the focus of her work. The result on the surface of her oil paintings is an engaging warmth and honesty of expression.
Graffiti by Mary Whyte, watercolor painting.Mary Whyte: Weekend With the Masters InstructorBorn in Ohio in 1953, Mary Whyte grew up with all the rural Midwest has to offer. She graduated from Tyler School of Art, in Philadelphia, in 1976 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree and teaching certification.
In John Milner’s introduction to his book The Studios of Paris: The Capital of Art in the Late 19th Century, he shares an interesting, albeit semi-amusing, quote from Ernest Meissonier, one of the most successful artists of his era. He must be free, able to devote himself entirely to his work.”It’s a thought-provoking comment and one that raises larger questions regarding the type of life an artist chooses to lead.
Skylar in Blue by Jeremy Lipking, oil painting, 16 x 12, 2010.Jeremy Lipking: Weekend With the Masters InstructorIn a remarkably short period of time, Jeremy Lipking has emerged as one of the countrys premier oil painters. His canvases convey the magical aura of convincing imagery emerging out of a field of paint.
Up the Block by Rose Frantzen, oil painting, 40 x 50.Rose Frantzen: Weekend With the Masters InstructorRose Frantzens peers hold her in especially high regard as an artists artist. Her community project, Portrait of Maquoketa, which is comprised of 180 portraits of her townspeople that she painted during impromptu portraiture sessions during the span of one year, was exhibited at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, in Washington DC, from November 2009 until July 2010.
On the Threshold of Eternity by Vincent Van Gogh, 1890, oil.Collection Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo, Netherlands.Vincent van Gogh, today recognized by generations for his contributionsto art, was largely ignored and dismissed in his own lifetime.In last months column, when I talked about the advantages and disadvantages of self-promotion, I mentioned how refreshing it is to discover an extremely talented but relatively unknown artist.
Morning Light Crystal Cove, by Joe Paquet, oil painting on linen.Joseph Paquet: Weekend With the Masters InstructorJoseph Paquet received his Bachelors of Fine Art at the School of Visual Arts, in New York City, and had the good fortune of being mentored by John Foote, who opened his eyes to the joys of drawing the human figure.