Watercolor Painting Workshop
with John Hewitt
Watercolor Honor Society Member
Visit John Hewitt's web site
March 21, 2020
Saturday, 9:00am to 4:00pm
at the Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge
As a representational artist, I am by definition interested in reality as an inspirational starting point. My goal is to interpret, not to copy. By using every tool available I attempt to create an image that will have strong visual and emotional impact on a viewer.
I have learned from the previous generation of Americas' best painters (Millard Sheets, Vernon Nye, George Post, Rex Brandt and many others) that this strong impact is most often achieved by adherence to the academic guidelines formulated by hundreds of years of searching and experimentation. These are best distilled into a list of the elements and principles of design listed in any good text.
I think particularly important to me is dominance, contrast, color and rhythm. A painting must be constructed from a scene, not copied from a scene, to create the most compelling works of art.
Retired from a Medical career, Hewitt now devotes full time to painting. He enjoys teaching and leads several workshops yearly in Europe as well as the US. For many years he entered the usual competitions and rolled up over 130 such shows before discontinuing most of them.
Most notably, Hewitt is a Watercolor Honor Society inductee which consists of major show winners nationally. As a transparent watercolor landscape plein air devotee, he also treasures his Transparent Watercolor Society signature membership earned many years back.
In 2013 Hewitt started the Mendocino Open Paint Out with the Mendocino Art Center, which has grown into a major art event on the West Coast. His goal is to make Mendocino an arts destination like it was nearly 100 years back at the birth of the 'California Style' of painting. He believes that outdoor painting is being given little notice in most of the "society" shows and he hopes the Mendocino Open Paint Out will help retain the relevance of direct outdoor painting as the basis of all landscape work.
This workshop is hosted by the Redwood Art Association
Class size limited to 15
Workshop Fee: $100 for current RAA members / $125 for non-members
Workshop participants will meet at the Redwood Art Association Gallery, 603 F Street, Eureka, and proceed to the Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge.
NOTE: Lunch is NOT provided for this workshop.
You may pay your workshop fee and reserve your place in this special John Hewitt workshop with a credit card or your PayPal account. It is fast, easy and secure.
You may also pay your workshop fee by sending a check for the full amount payable to the RAA to:
Redwood Art Association
603 F Street
Eureka, CA 95501
List of Painting Supplies for the Workshop as a PDF
If you have questions, please email Claudia Lima.
Cancellation Refunds: Full refund of workshop fees will be made if you cancel your participation in the workshop 30 days or more before the start of the workshop. A 50% refund of fees will be made if you cancel within 7 to 30 days before start of the workshop. No refund will be made if you cancel within 7 days of start of the workshop, or if you do not show up or if you leave the workshop early for any reason.
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