Tag: watercolor landscape

Sharon Serrago: Italy and Beyond Exhibit – reception Jan. 21

Irving Art Association Member artist Sharon Serrago starts off our new year with a beautiful exhibit entitled “Sharon Serrago: Italy and Beyond” in the East Gallery at the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts. Directions.

Her work will be on view January 7 through January 26. The Reception will be Sunday, Jan. 21 from 2-4pm.

About the artist:
Sharon Serrago is a local area artist, teaching weekly watercolor and acrylic classes at her studio in Richardson, TX. As her teaching strength lies in design and color theory, her classes always focus on strong fundamentals. Sharon’s ability to quickly spot problem areas in paintings and her adeptness at offering solutions has caught the eye of many art clubs and organizations who have subsequently invited her to present demonstrations, offer critiques of members’ works, and judge competitions.
She works a variety of mediums:  watercolor, acrylics, oils, collage, oil and cold wax.

A signature member of SWS, Sharon has been accepted into numerous exhibitions including Western Federation WS, Alabama WS, Georgia WS, Illinois WS, Irving WS, Houston WS, and several others.

 

 
An entrepreneur with her hand in several businesses, Sharon’s first love is her art. While she frequently paints realistically, she is most at home when painting abstracts. Her styles are as diverse as her talents, all of which goes into making her one of Dallas’ interesting artists.
For more about the artist, see her website http://www.serrago.com/ or contact her at sharon@serrago.com.

 

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Gaylord O’Con demo on Urban Landscape April 26

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Guest artist at the Tuesday, April 26th meeting of the Irving Art Association will be Gaylord O’Con. He will be demonstrating painting a street scene using his style of watercolor technique.

The Mixer with refreshments starts at 6:45 pm and the Meeting at 7:00 pm at the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts in Irving.  Directions.

About the Artist:

Gaylord O’Con, SWS, TxN, TWS
Watercolor Artist

Gaylord is a Dallas, Texas based watercolor artist andis a signature member of the Southwestern Watercolor Society where he served as past president and is the current paint-out chairman. His watercolors depict sites of interest such as historic town squares, grain silos, city streets and trolley cars. He is interested in capturing a scene using darks and lights with glowing colors and reflective shadows. Gaylord has over 15 years’ experience painting with watercolors. His art is in private collections around the United States in corporate facilities and homes.

Gaylord Photo

Gaylord’s awards include “Best of Show” and “Purchase Award” at the 48th Richardson Civic Art Society in 2014 and “2nd Place” for the 26th and 27th Texas and Neighbors shows in 2011 and 2012. Exhibitions include 2014 Korea, Japan, America Exhibition – Soule, Korea for painting “Hanging On” and 2013 Artist Show Place Exhibit “City Streets”. Gaylord’s art hangs in the “LAST” Art Gallery on the square in McKinney, TX. Commissions include paintings for the lobby of the Parker House Hotel in Boston, MA and “The Sainte Chapelle” – Paris France for the Bradford’s home. He has gained valuable knowledge while studying with Keiko Tanabe, Nel Dorn Byrd, Michael Borne and Alvaro Castagnet.

Gaylord’s website is www.gaylordocon.com

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Streets of Fort Worth for Irving

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Andy Evansen 3 Day Watercolor Workshop

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Southwestern Watercolor Society presents a three-day impressionistic watercolor workshop by Andy Evansen. http://swswatercolor.org/workshops/andy-evansen-3-day-workshop Andy will also give a demonstration at the March 8th meeting of SWS (7pm at Lovers Lane Methodist Church, Ashbury Hall,
9200 Inwood Road, Dallas, Texas,)

Time: March 8, 9 and 10 – 2016
Place: Artist’s Showplace – Richardson, Texas
Cost: $250 for SWS Members, $300 for Non-Members.

– To Join SWS click here.

To register for the Andy Evansen 3 Day Workshop, see the Registration Form  (bottom of page.)

 

Supply List for the 3 Day Workshop – Click Here.

Andy began painting watercolors in the mid 1990’s, is largely self-taught, and has studied with such well-know watercolorists as Skip Lawrence, Eric Weigardt, Alvaro Castagnet and Joseph Zbukvic.
His watercolors first gained recognition after winning an international competition through American Artist magazine in 2005.  His paintings have appeared on the cover of American Artist’s Watercolor magazine and in International Artist,Watercolor Artist, Plein Air and American Art Collector magazines.  His award-winning paintings are in collections on 4 continents and he has become a sought-after workshop instructor who paints and teaches internationally.

He served as president of the Minnesota Watercolor Society from 2004-2006, was elected a signature member of the prestigious Plein Air Painters of America (PAPA) in 2012 and is now serving as their president.  He remains the only watercolorist invited to exhibit in the annual ‘Wild Side’ Exhibition, a show of works done on Catalina Island by some of the top landscape painters in the country.  His paintings have won numerous awards, including the Bronze Medal of Honor at the 2012 American Watercolor Society Exhibition, the High Winds Medal at the 2015 AWS Exhibition, and the Painters Award in the Northwest Watercolor Society’s 2012 Waterworks Exhibition.

Watercolor Painting by Andy Evansen

I strive for an Impressionistic portrayal of the landscape in my watercolors. By concentrating on the large shapes and overall design, and leaving something to the imagination, the viewer is forced to interpret details. This makes them a participant in the painting, enhancing their enjoyment of it.
This method of painting demands a quick approach. The paint must be applied boldly and confidently to avoid an overworked, “muddy” look. In order to achieve this, a great deal of planning needs to go into the painting before the brush even hits the paper. Once I get the design I like and an accurate sketch, I’m free to let loose with the paint and let the unique, spontaneous qualities of watercolor take over.
The results are unpredictable at times, but when pigments start flowing into each other on the paper and Mother Nature takes over, the beauty of watercolors is most evident.
— Andy Evansen

Watercolor painting by Andy Evansen

Workshop description:

“There seems to be a never-endinq quest to loosen up in watercolor.  I hear it from my students all the time.

It’s easy to fall into the trap of putting too much into your paintings, especially when working from photographic reference.  Painting loosely doesn’t just ‘happen’, it comes from gaining a comfort level with your skills and materials over time.  However, there are techniques that can speed up this process. In my workshop, we’ll discuss ways to simplify a scene into larger shapes that will help you paint more boldly.

Value studies are emphasized from the outset.  I will complete at least one demonstration painting each day, covering topics such as drawing, skies, trees, buildings, water, and figures.  By the end of the class, each student should have enough information to help them on their path to painting impressionistic watercolors.”

Weather permitting, Andy will demonstrate outside with his plein air easel.

Watercolor Painting by Andy Evansen

Registration form coming soon.

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Andy Evansen painting on location

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