John Lovett

Sun, August 29 to Sat, September 4 2021

Taking Control – Extending Watercolor Techniques with John Lovett

Medium: Watercolor

Level: All Levels

Location: Plein Air

Status: Open For Enrollment

Instructor's Website:

  • Hudson Valley Art Workshops Slideshow
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Watercolor is a wonderful, responsive medium. This workshop takes watercolor’s immediacy and excitement and introduces ink, pastel, charcoal, gesso, gouache and collage to produce a rich vibrant result suited to a great variety of subjects. We will learn techniques that allow us to work loosely and intuitively, responding to what is happening within the painting, rather than sticking rigidly to a predetermined plan. John will guide you through his approach to watercolor, then encourage you to expand on that with a variety of exciting techniques that blend with and extend the traditional approach to watercolor painting.

You will learn to:

  • Work on the painting as a balanced whole rather than a collection of separate parts
  • Relate different techniques to different subjects
  • Push past where you are comfortable and learn to react to your painting as it grows
  • Keep control and balance subtlety with accidental looseness.

We will work hard and have a lot of fun – I like to try and complete two small paintings each day. At the end of the week you will go home with a pile of new paintings, some you will love, some you may wonder about, but the important thing you will take home is a collection of new ideas and enthusiasm that will fire you up and keep your brushes moving!


About John Lovett

John Lovett is an Australian artist working in oils, watercolor and mixed media. Since commencing his career John has held over thirty five solo exhibitions and taken part in many joint ones. John’s work is represented in private and corporate collections in Australia, United Kingdom, Europe, Asia and USA. John’s passion for his work and his open, easy approach to teaching make his books, DVD’s and workshops thoroughly enjoyable, extremely informative and always very popular. His articles are regularly featured in “International Artist” magazine.

Learn more about John Lovett on his website:


Rates & Enrollment

Day Student Tuition: $755.00

Full 5-Day Package*: $1,859.00-2,027.00* + Service Charge & Tax

*5-Day Workshop Package includes: Tuition for 5 full class days, 6 nights of dinner, lodging, breakfast, daily cookie and fruit breaks, unlimited coffee and tea, and welcoming wine and cheese reception. Your choice between a room to yourself (single occupancy) or bring a friend and split a room (double occupancy).

Get more information about your options to enroll here.