Sunday, May 5, 2013


CAM / Expressions West Opening weekend

Hi Expressions West Artists;

A change of plans and a reminder that the opening of Expressions West 2013 is on May 31, 2013.

Juror, John Hewitt was going to conduct a review and discussion of this year’s Expressions West but now he is doing a plein air workshop on June 1, 2, & 3, 2013 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

John Hewitt Workshop

Dates: Saturday, Sunday, & Monday - June 1, 2, & 3, 2013

Time: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm


This will be a plein air workshop, weather permitting. Free yourself from the tyranny of detail. Learn to design a work of art, not just a reproduction of a scene, photographs do that better. Use the elements and principles of design developed over hundreds of years by the great masters to assist you in painting your own image. Learn to express YOUR personal view of the world around you, not just a copy of what you see. Learn to discover what speaks to you and why. What are you trying to say in your work? Unfortunately, first you must master the technique and in watercolor that is no small task. It can be learned in a few easy steps that can be practiced until they are second nature. We will cover these steps in the first hour. We will paint a new scene each day with commentary on what we are trying to say and how we say it. Subjects covered will be water, sand, driftwood, rocks, buildings, clouds, grasses, etc. A technique for each will be explored and an explanation for choice of paint, paper and brushes will be given. You will be guided toward your own preference of style, not the teacher’s style.

“I have been a student of the greatest watercolorists of the 20th century. My goal is to pass on this legacy to the 21st century. Come join us and have a great time becoming a successful plein air artist. You will receive encouragement, not criticism.”


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