Do you want to keep spontaneity alive in your painting? Join us in October for the Iain Stewart workshop!
Iain Stewart is an internationally known watercolor artist who will be coming to Kalispell, Montana to give the next MTWS Watermedia workshop. We urge you to sign up quickly so as not to miss out on this opportunity to learn and paint with a master. We recommend that you visit his website at http://iainstew.fineartstudioonline.com. You may be dazzled by his rendering of cityscapes, his simplification of landscapes and use of color which make his paintings true art, not just a good depiction of his subject. But his goal as an instructor is not to dazzle but to help students find their own voice and to paint without fear.
A note from Iain about his workshop: Together we will cover all aspects of how I work to keep my paintings lively and gestural. It’s quite easy to get bogged down in detail and for me the perfect tool is the sketchbook. We will work both in our books and on traditional watercolor paper covering a range of subject matter and scenes. I believe that a workshop without the worry of success typically leads just there. Learn how to let go of the fear of ruining a painting and take true joy in your work. I will share my process to begin drawing with confidence, painting quickly, and breaking a painting down into understandable steps that you can repeat on your own. I typically cover how to treat painting water scenes, landscapes, and the urban environment in all of my workshops. My interest in these subjects is how man’s hand has touched the earth and how my sense of “place” is explored. I find this practice to be unique to everyone and it is my intention to help you find your own artistic voice. We will cover design, drawing, painting techniques, and finally an understandable way to put them all together. As an instructor I do not like to “pull rabbits out of hats.” I want you to understand my motivation at every stage of the process so that you can decide how you may choose to incorporate some of my techniques in your own work. I believe a good workshop begins with a foundation built on freedom of fear and the importance of pushing yourself to new levels of expression. A workshop should not be about the instructor stunning you with their own work. It is about your experience. A truly great workshop will lead to you being surprised at what you are capable of and invigorated to explore further.
My very best, Iain Stewart AWS / NWS
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More about Iain Stewart: Iain Stewart is Scots born watercolor artist and a signature member of the American and National Watercolor Societies among other state and international societies. His work has received numerous awards in international competition. He has been published in Watercolor Artist, The Art of Watercolour, Plein Air Magazine, Splash 15 16 18, 20, and more. He has also contributed to two of the Urban Sketchers book series. He is a brand ambassador for Daniel Smith paints and Escoda brushes. In 2020 Iain will be a faculty member at the Plein Air Convention and Expo and an invited exhibitor and instructor for the International Watercolor Masters in Shropshire England. Most recently his painting “Oh to be Back in the Land of Coca~Cola” won the Marge Saroka Memorial Award in the 152nd American Watercolor Society International Exhibition in New York- 2019. In addition to gallery work, Iain is an Architectural Illustrator with an international clientele and teaches watercolor and design drawing at Auburn University's School of Architecture.