About Iain Sewart, AWS, NWS:
VIain Stewart is a watercolor artist / illustrator and a signature member of both the American and National Watercolor Societies. His work has received numerous awards in international competition and he is a sought after juror and workshop instructor. He is also an architectural illustrator with an international clientele- a business he has run for the last 20 years. Iain maintains a studio in Opelika, Alabama.
I rely on instinct a great deal and my sketchbook when selecting subjects for my paintings. The lion’s share of my work is done in one sitting as my real struggle in painting is to capture the initial vision for any given piece.
I am most often motivated by capturing a definitive lighting condition and how it influences shape and value rather than faithfully representing the subject as witnessed. Watercolor is uniquely suited for this task as “light” is reserved from the first brush strokes and must be protected throughout the painting process .
The underlying narrative in my work is not based on any theme in particular but quite simply how “place” is inhabited and used daily.
I often use remembered atmospheric and lighting conditions in my work and would say that I paint from life and memory simultaneously. My watercolors are not only a translation of what I see, but more importantly, an expression of how I choose to view the world.
In his work as a plein air artist, Vladislav has participated in prestigious invitational paint-outs nationwide and abroad. He has won numerous awards including Best of Show Awards, First Place Awards, Collector’s Choice Awards and The BoldBrush Award.
Vlad is an exhibiting member of many art societies nationwide, and a signature member of American Impressionist Society, National Watercolor Society, and Florida Watercolor Society.
Watercolor Impressionism – Landscapes/Seascapes
This workshop will focus on the use of watercolor to paint exciting impressionistic paintings. You will paint from photographs and will explore the use of light and shadow to create interesting compositions and achieve dynamic results.
We will examine the fundamentals of watercolor painting to assure that all students are familiar with the techniques. Daily discussions and application of the principles and elements of design will be woven into your painting experience.
Each day you will engage in exercises that will solidify the content that you are working on and spend time viewing other artists work. We will discuss the methods and the impact that these artists achieve using their techniques.
Mr. Stewart will demonstrate his approach to creating impressionistic watercolors and bringing out the light, that is so crucial to every watercolor. He will show how to prepare a watercolor painting and emphasize color mixing, sketching and tonal studies.
We welcome both novice and advanced students and tailors the experience to individual needs.
Registration for 3-Day Workshop
Fee for the workshop is $400 for the 3-day event. You do not have to be a member of the WSST or the Port Aransas Art Center to attend this workshop. The workshop will run for 3-days from 9-4pm with a 1 hour lunch.
Class size is limited to 25 persons. Register below by pressing on the Paypal or Credit Card/Debit Card button to reserve your spot.
I have provided some links to Hotels and Accomodations in the Port Aransas Area:
Cinammon Shores (High end Condos/Homes/Town Homes for groups- 3 miles from Port Aransas Art Center in Beach Community)
Amelia’s Landing (Across Street from Port Aransas Art Center-Group rates will be available)
The Tarpon Inn (Oldest Hotel in Port Aransas, very quaint and historic)
Closer to the workshop date, we will finalize plans for the workshop including a supply list of materials.
Registration will be available soon.
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