Paint the Night – with Returning Visiting Artist Paul Jackson
All skill levels, Young Adults to Adults
Back with us, by popular demand, this will be Paul’s second workshop here at the Workhouse. If you missed The Illusion of Glass/Transparency and Reflections in Watercolor workshop in the summer of 2016, we highly recommend you don’t miss this one!
Painting nocturnal subjects poses technical challenges while opening new potential for creativity. The light at night is often dim and multidirectional, coming from many small sources rather than one big skylight. The colorful and dramatic lighting patterns let you create images with a totally different appearance from that of paintings of scenes in the daylight. Subjects cloak in the shadows of night offer only glimpses of their true nature, presenting us with images that challenge our perception and merge reality with imagination. Paint with Paul and he’ll help you reach the next level of artistic confidence and ability as he guides you through a painting, illustrating the principles of design, color, value, composition and the mechanics of watercolor. Through informal lectures, discussions, demonstrations and critiques you refine your personal painting style. Come prepared to be entertained, make new artist friends and find logical and creative answers to your watercolor problems. Paul will demonstrate the versatility of watercolor paint. You will learn how to work in thin layers of washes to build up luminous colors. Paul will lead you step-by-step with demonstrations of the painting process. Emphasis will be on what makes a good painting, planning the entire picture area, the importance of thinking through the composition, good division of shapes, value planning, what to communicate about the subject, and how to correct mistakes.
Paul Jackson discovered his passion for watercolor at Mississippi State University in 1985. He received a Master of Fine Arts degree in Missouri in 1992. Honored by the American Watercolor Society with signature membership at the age of 30, Paul is also a Signature member of the National Watercolor Society and an Honor Member of the Missouri Watercolor Society. Paul was the Grand Prize winner in the Paint Your Way to Paris competition and has been featured as one of the Master Painters of the World in International Artists Magazine. Jackson’s artwork has been on the cover of The Artist’s Magazine four times. Other media featuring Jackson’s work include American Artist, Watercolor magazine, Watercolor Magic, Watercolor Artist, Forbes Magazine, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, NPR, CBS News, The Baltimore Sun, The St Louis Post, The Kansas City Star, and TWA’s Ambassador Magazine. (Meets in W-6, 607)
Spring Quarter (3-day workshop)
Fri May 4, Sat May 5, and Sun May 6 (9am-3pm each day)
Materials: Supply list provided at time of registration.
For more information about Paul and his work, please visit his website at http://www.pauljackson.com.