Joel Popadics painting

Joel Popadics

Capturing the Feeling of Light, Air & Atmosphere in Your Watercolor Landscapes

June 17 - 23, 2018

Medium: Watercolor

Level: All Levels

5-Day Outdoor Class

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Capture the feeling of light, air and atmosphere in your watercolors during this weeklong outdoor workshop for artists of all levels. The scenic grounds of the Greenville Arms 1889 Inn and the surrounding Hudson River Valley will provide the inspiration for our subjects.

Watercolorist, Joel Popadics, is noted for his traditional approach to watercolor, in particular, his use of green, which has been passed down to him by a teacher who studied with the highly regarded artist and instructor Frank Vincent DuMond (1865 - 1951). He has adapted DuMond's palette for use with watercolor.

In this workshop Joel will demonstrate how to get the elusive feeling of light and air in his painting demonstrations. Topics will vary from painting trees, buildings, cows and other subjects. Following the demonstration, you will have the opportunity to paint and apply the concepts presented. Methods for creating effective clouds and skies will be explored, as well as how to mix a natural looking green. You’ll also learn how to achieve spatial depth using a prismatic color approach. Individual instruction will be provided throughout the day.

Participants should plan on making at least two sketches a day and perhaps extra for “do-overs.” Make sure you have Cadmium Lemon Yellow, Cobalt Blue, French Ultramarine and Ivory Black plus whatever colors you’re comfortable working with. Bring landscape reference pictures with good light and shadows and/or an interesting weather effect for use on a rainy day.

Joel Popadics has been a professional artist for over 30 years. His watercolors have been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in galleries and museums across the United States including the National Academy of Art and Design in New York; the Place St. Charles Gallery in New Orleans and the San Francisco Academy of Art in San Francisco. He is an annual exhibitor in “The Gathering of Marine Masters” hosted by Art of the Sea Galleries, South Thomaston, Maine and the "Annual International Marine Art Exhibition" at the Maritime Gallery at Mystic Seaport, Mystic, Connecticut.

His paintings are in public and private collections most notably, the Art for Healing Program at University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro, NJ; the Hamilton House Museum in Clifton, NJ; The Ridgewood Art Institute Permanent Collection and the United Methodist Church in Ridgewood, NJ. His artwork has raised money for charitable organizations such as the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Table-to-Table Food Bank Network and the LAM Foundation.

Mr. Popadics is the recipient of numerous national awards.  He has received the Edgar A. Whitney Memorial Award from the Hudson Valley Art Association; the Grumbacher Gold Medal from the California Watercolor Association and the Silver Medal of Honor (twice) from the New Jersey Watercolor Society (NJWCS). He has been featured many times in AMERICAN ARTIST, THE ARTIST'S MAGAZINE, WATERCOLOR ARTIST, and WATERCOLOR MAGIC MAGAZINES.

Popadics is an advocate of watercolor and has dedicated his career to the advancement and appreciation of the medium. He is the First Vice-President of the prestigious American Watercolor Society in New York City and a Past-President of the New Jersey Water Color Society. He has also served on the board of the Ridgewood Art Institute in Ridgewood, NJ, where he currently teaches watercolor and drawing to adults and children.



Joel Popadics painting
Joel Popadics painting
Joel Popadics
Joel Popadics painting

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