This is a workshop for those who wish to loosen up in watercolor. 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. It is recommended that the student have some previous experience. 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.
Eric Wiegardt AWS DF, NWS has taught over 5,000 watercolorists his popular “Secrets of Painting Loose” seminars. Over 4,000 original paintings have been collected privately and corporately. He 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, among many other national and international awards. He was invited to the Third Invitational Exhibition of Contemporary International Watermedia Masters in China. Featured in many publications as well as cover artist for both The Artist’s Magazine and Watercolor Artist Magazine, Eric is the author of the North Light Book “Watercolor Free and Easy”. He has a video series titled “Painting Loosely from Photographs”.
Eric is a graduate of the American Academy of Art, Chicago.