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    “It is my absolute
    joy to watch
    students make
    those tiny
    breakthroughs
    that begin to build
    confidence and
    leave a lasting
    desire to continue
    their exploration. "
    Imagine learning a step-by-step
    process that you can use for
    painting any subject. Iain will
    teach you how to create a road
    map, that if followed, will greatly
    improve your paintings.  His sole
    focus will be bringing your
    creativity to light and to aid you
    in avoiding the common
    mistakes in this wonderful
    medium. Through
    demonstration, careful critique,
    and lessons learned over a long
    painting career, Iain will help you
    understand how to prepare for
    and anticipate the challenges that
    painting in watercolor presents.
    Iain Stewart is a signature
    member of the National
    Watercolor Society.
 
Iain Stewart

From Sketchbook to Studio
watercolor - studio and plein air

all levels welcome


August 12 - 16, 2019
Bend, OR

Cost $655

    Biography
    Iain Stewart is a watercolor artist and a signature member of the National Watercolor Society. His work has
    received numerous international awards and been included in many national and international exhibitions. He is
    featured in the June issue of Watercolor Artist magazine and his painting “Fife Sheep” graces the cover. Iain will
    also be featured in North Light book’s Splash 16: Exploring Texture. He was awarded 1st place in Watercolor
    Artists Magazine’s “What do Love” Competition and featured in the July 2013 issue. Iain’s painting “Thurlow Dam,
    Tallahassee Alabama” was honored with a purchase award in the 91st Annual National Watercolor Society
    International Exhibition and his work “5th Avenue in Rain” was selected for inclusion in the Shanghai International
    Watercolor Biennial Exhibition. Iain’s work was also featured in the March 2013 issue of the international
    publication The Art of Watercolour. His paintings have been featured in many other publications including Southern
    Living, Cottage Living, Better Homes and Gardens, The Robb Report and the French publication Pratique des Arts.
    Iain maintains a studio in Opelika, Alabama and in addition to gallery work he is an Architectural Illustrator with an
    international clientele and teacher of watercolor and design drawing at Auburn University.

    Select Awards / Exhibitions / Publications
    From Pierre Loti Hill- Istanbul “Art Appreciation Award” (2nd Place) at the 2015 Mississippi Watercolor Society
    Grand National Exhibition

    Thurlow Dam- Tallassee, ALaccepted for inclusion in the 2015-16 Shenzhen Watercolor Biennial.

    Apse End- Notre Dame accepted for Shenzhen / NWS small image exchange 2015

    Chestnut Vendor- Istanbul  “Dorothy Brown Award” at the 2014 National Watercolor Society All Members
    Exhibition

    St. Andrews Boatyard- People’s Choice Award 2014 Signature American Watercolor Exhibition. Fallbrook, CA

    Watercolor Artist June 2014- feature article and cover art

    Thursday Afternoon Decatur Street- First Place Watercolor Artist Magazine “What do You Love” competition and
    feature in the July 2013 issue.

    Delancey to the Williamsburg Bridge- 2nd Place The New York Society of Renderers cover competition.

    5th Avenue in Rain- selected for inclusion in the Shanghai Zhujiajiao Watercolor Biennial at the Quanhua Watercolor
    Art Gallery in Shanghai, China.

    Thurlow Dam from Fitzpatrick Bridge- Purchase Award. National Watercolor Society 91st International Exhibition

    Into the Quarter- 3rd Place International Watercolor Society’s 1st Annual Art Competition. Izmir, Turkey.

    The Art of Watercolour No. 10 March 2013- Feature Article
    The Art of Watercolor No. 20 Sept 2015- Following in Sargent’s Footsteps. Article.

    Splash 15- 16 North Light Books

    From Photos to Fantastic 3 DVD Set - North Light Books.

Class Outline

    Explore the medium of watercolor in a relaxing and creative environment. Award winning watercolorist, Iain
Stewart’s, sole focus will be bringing your creativity to light and aid you in dispelling the myths of the difficulties of
painting in this wonderful medium. Given the right encouragement and understanding of the basic fundamentals,
watercolor is a creative outlet unmatched in its ease of use, cost of materials, and pure enjoyment of artistic
expression.

Through demonstration, careful critique, and lessons learned over a long painting career, Iain will help you
understand how to prepare for and anticipate the challenges that painting in watercolor presents. By guiding you
through his process which relies on simplification of subject through sketching, graphite value studies, and
preliminary color studies Iain will demonstrate how to create a road map, that if followed, will greatly improve your
painting.

Students will follow Iain in a group demonstration. Painters of more experience can work from their own
photographs with individual guidance. The class setting is very relaxed and accommodating to all.

“It is my absolute joy to watch students make those tiny breakthroughs that begin to build confidence and leave a
lasting desire to continue their exploration. Far too often the background exploration of a painting is left undone
leaving the “soul” of the image a mystery. It is my hope that by understanding and repeating my process you will
find that your watercolors begin to follow a plan rather than a reaction to unanticipated results. Watercolor, if treated
correctly, can be much easier than it’s reputation might suggest. I can think of no other form of expression that I
delight in more than painting and it is my sincere wish to share that pleasure with others.” This workshop is intended
to provide you with an understanding of how to paint in watercolor while avoiding common mistakes by creating a
step by step road map that you can use for painting any subject.