2012 Whistler and Gibsons Summer Workshops

"Wave study n.1"

Wave study n.1 – 14in x 22in watercolour – July 2012

Many thanks again to the organizers and the participants that persisted through wonderfully challenging exercises  at  the 2 workshops I gave this summer. Both the  Whistler Arts Council’s  Workshops on the Lake, and Gibsons School of the Arts have annual fine art programs with a variety of quality instruction. We were blessed with wonderful weather that enabled on site painting right from the studio deck  or to long walks on the beach after   a  hard studio work out  on the sunshine coast!


Painting from the station house, Alta Lake, Whistler.

From the our subject of moss-covered waterfalls to shoreline waves, watercolour’s magical flowing spontaneity and ethereal softness as well as its ability to make crisp highly defined form were explored.  We focused on colour mixing, values, negative shape reading(no masking fluid or tricks!), creating depth and  controlling the hierarchy of focal point.


Full Sheet Watercolor Demo.

"Coastal waterfall n.1"

Coastal waterfall n.1 – 22in x 30in watercolour – July 2012

I am looking forward to conducting informal art workshops on expedition cruise ships later this summer in the arctic and later this year in the antarctica summer. More Upcoming workshops will be posted soon.

About David McEown

Artist, Landscape Painter, Art instructor, Musician
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1 Response to 2012 Whistler and Gibsons Summer Workshops

  1. Robyn Kirby says:

    I am interested in attending a Watercolour workshop in November 2012
    Cheers Robyn

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