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    Unearth fresh and honest art
    inside yourself and learn to
    capture it with paint. Herman
    will teach you to find originality
    in your own work. Learn to get
    started with new ideas in a way
    that is fun and fast. You will
    learn about color mixing, glazes,
    composition, drying time,
    thickness and edges to create an
    impressionist painting you never
    thought possible with
    watercolor. Expect to be
    challenged to be brave, and to
    have fun! His works are
    featured in the books Australian
    Impressionists and Realist
    Artists, 120 years of
    Watercolourist,  Artists and
    Galleries of Australia and New
    Zealand, and Profile on
    Contemporary Watercolours.
 
 
    Biography:  Like many artists, Herman Pekel experimented for a time with abstract expressionism, but he is now
    well known for his oils and watercolors. Herman is an artist of energy and enthusiasm. He is able to see a painting
    in almost any subject matter and is capable of producing award winning work in oil, watercolor, or gouache.
    Environmental issues are a great concern to Herman and the love of the landscape reflects that in almost everything
    he paints. He produces painting of strong design and powerful impact. - every brushstroke vibrant and visible. The
    scope of Herman's works has ranged from dynamic industrial scenery to soft, draped interiors and broad Australian
    landscapes, which indicates the creative fearless nature of this unique artist.

    Herman was the winner of the Camberwell Scholarship Rotary Watercolor prize in 1993 and was previously three
    times a finalist in Camberwell's Travel Scholarship Award, winner of the 1989 Camberwell Watercolor Prize and
    also the Travel Study Scholarship in 1989. He has also won many other awards, including the Camberwell Rotary
    Art Show's Best Oil in 2004, the Camberwell Rotary Watercolor prize in 1989, 1992, 1995, and 2006, the
    Camberwell Rotary Travel Scholarship in 1989, and in 1989 and 1993 he won the Alice Bale Award. In 1994 the
    National Taiwan Art Institute asked Herman to participate in a book and traveling exhibition with selected artists
    from Australia, USA and Taiwan. Herman exhibits his work regularly in the USA. His works are featured in the
    books Australian Impressionists and Realist Artists  which features Australian Artists and was compiled by Tom
    Roberts; 120 years of Watercolourist by the Australian Realist Artists; Artists and Galleries of Australia and New
    Zealand by Max Germaine and Profile on Contemporary Watercolours.


Class Outline -

    In this workshop, students will work with the instructor to articulate their own vision and particular challenges.

    The intention is to meet each individual exactly where they are and to support them in the production of work in the
    classroom that expands their practice in a personal way.

    The format will lean heavily on individual instruction and will also include lecture and discussion and demonstrations
    of particular technique.

    A step by step process will begin with a fast foundation painting and will end with final approach options that are
    easy to learn and thought provoking.

    Students are encouraged to bring their own images to work from and previous work for Herman's appraisal.



Herman Pekel

Be Brave and Have Fun
watercolor - studio and plein air

August 7 - 11, 2017
and/or
August 14 - 18, 2017
Bend, OR

Cost $795 each

all levels welcome

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