Painting Land, Sea and Sky in Watercolour with Iain Stewart

About Iain Stewart‚Äč

Iain 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." 

Join us in this exciting four day workshop with Iain Stewart.

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.

 

Sept. 21st to 24th, 2023 inclusive

Time:  9:30AM to 4:30 PM  

Fee:  $670.00 for KAC members,  $705.00 for non-members.

Registration opens April 15th, 2023.

Registration is limited and offered on a first-come, first-served basis.  Fees must be paid in full at the time of registration.   Kanata Art Club reserves the right to cancel a class where there is insufficient registration.  To register, email: registrar@kac1.ca.

To withdraw prior to the start date, please contact the registrar registrar@kac1.ca .  A cheque for a full refund less an administrative fee of $25.00 will be issued if a written request is received no less than 2 months prior to the start of the workshop.  There will be no refund issued beyond July 21st, 2023, unless the spot can be filled from a waitlist.