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Bring your painting skills to a higher level! In this workshop Frank will share advanced
watercolor techniques based on tonal values that create atmosphere, balance and unity in
your work. Learn the secrets to painting luminous watercolors by manipulating tonal
value, color and edge! Basic watercolor background washes will be covered, as well as
time sensitive and challenging wet-on- wet and dry-on-wet approaches in landscapes,
cityscapes or street scenes.
Discussion and demonstration on composition, direct color mixing, positive and negative
painting as well as the 'state of mind' while painting. Frank does numerous demos, broken
up into parts, to help students keep up and absorb all aspects of painting techniques.
Note: Some watercolor experience required! Students must have a basic understanding of
the watercolor medium.
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Frank grew up in Europe and was mentored by Italian master painter Renato Casaro in 1994 and 95. In the '80's and ’
90s Frank worked as a professional illustrator for video cover sleeves and as a portrait artist by commission. Primarily
a plein air painter, his love of travel has given him prime opportunities to paint: he lived for three years in the south of
France, and has painted on location in Italy, the Netherlands, Austria, Switzerland, the Czech Republic and Germany.
Frank is an award-winning watercolor artist and Signature member of the American Watercolor Society (AWS), the
National Watercolor Society (NWS), the Transparent Watercolor Society of America (TWSA) and Watercolor West
(WW). He is a juried Artist member of the prestigious California Art Club. Frank conducts workshops and
demonstrations locally and at the national and international level.
His painting After the Ride is included in the 147th Annual International Exhibition of the American Watercolor Society
in New York City, April 2-20, 2014.
He is married and lives in Central California.
Awards and Exhibits 2014
103rd Annual Gold Medal Exhibition April March 30 – April 20, Autry National Center, Los Angeles California.
American Watercolor Society, 147th Annual International Exhibition, New York City, NY: April 2 -20 3rd Annual Plein
Air Salon competition, winner Dec/ Jan with ' I dream of sheep' TWSA 38th National Exhibition, Kenosha, WI: May
4- August 4 NWS Member show, San Pedro CA, June 7-August 17
Splash! 14 International Artist magazine feature: October / November 2012 Come Rain or Shine, 2012 is featured on
the cover of the Palos Verdes Art Center, Fall 2012 San Clemente Pier, 2011 is featured on the cover of the 2012
Daniel Smith reference catalog Watercolor Artist magazine feature: June 2012 The Orange County Register: 10th
Annual Paint San Clemente Exhibition, 2011 The San Clemente Patch: 10th Annual Paint San Clemente Exhibition,