Hours:  Thursday – Saturday 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Wiegardt’s Student Online Show Extravaganza!! 

We are excited to announce the first ever Wiegardt Studio Gallery Online Show featuring original watercolor creations by Eric‘s Zoom students!

Artists currently participating in any of Eric’s Zoom classes or workshops are encouraged to submit a photo of one of their paintings done within the past year to ericwiegardtworkshops@gmail.com by November 20. There will be prizes!

The show will be hosted on the Gallery website starting in early December. Eric’s students have been doing terrific work, so you won‘t want to miss this exhibit!

Peninsula Arts Association Open Studio Tour!

We are pleased to be participating in this year’s Peninsula Arts Association Open Studio Tour, Friday and Saturday, November 26-27, from 10-4. Studios and workshops will be open all up and down the peninsula, so come on out and support your local artists! We’ll have individually-wrapped refreshments, and Eric will be unveiling several new paintings just for the occasion. We hope to see you there!  



Bold Gallery display of Eric Wiegardt AWS-DF, NWS paintings

Scott-Milo Gallery, the premier art gallery in Anacortes and Skagit County, showcases the works of top Northwest artists. Several of Eric’s recent watercolor originals will be on display in a group show there December 3rd through January 29th.

In Long Beach, on the quiet north end of town, some of Eric’s paintings are displayed at BOLD Art and Framing, a unique art café, gallery and gift shop, featuring the work of nearly 40 local artists and artisans.

Both of these galleries are well worth the visit!


Come along for a tour of my studio/gallery, a visit to some of my favorite local painting spots here on the Long Beach Peninsula, and a little history about why I became an artist and what inspires me to paint. 

Our sincere thanks to Nina Lin and the rest of the team from the University of Washington American Marketing Association for creating this video.




4359 Beard's Hollow II, original watercolor painting by Eric Wiegardt AWS-DF, NWS

Eric received the NWS Reciprocal Award for his entry Beard’s Hollow in the 53rd Watercolor West International Juried Exhibition held in Brea, California, from October 9 – December 12, 2021.

4318 Tidal Morning, watercolor painting by Eric Wiegardt AWS-DF, NWS

“Eric Wiegardt’s brushwork is aggressive, and it’s so deceptively difficult to do this, to make it tie together and work. He allows the medium to have its own expression, to put a brush mark down and just leave it and let it speak for itself.”
—Thomas Schaller, Juror, NWWS 81st Annual Open Exhibition

Watercolor Online PAINT-ALONG
December 8, 2021

Time: 9am-12pm PT

4311 My Sunrise, original watercolor painting by Eric Wiegardt AWS-DF, NWS

This is your unique opportunity to paint with Eric! You will learn his techniques and thought processes as you paint alongside a master of watercolor painting. Eric will provide the photo reference prior to the workshop. He will walk you through the painting process including drawing, value study, and paint application. This is an exciting opportunity!

“I am still in awe of how Eric can teach a beginner and an expert at the same time. What a gift! I am so thankful for the lessons and the fun interactive paint along sessions.”  – Christie, WA

“When I first saw the picture we would be painting, I was so sure it would be impossible to paint. However, your step by step instructions make it so fun and possible. I’m looking forward to the next workshop.”  – Sandy, OR

“Eric’s work is full of life, light, and vigor. It is enlightening and motivating. Very seldom can artists explain how they get a specific effect. Eric has that unique knack of being able to explain to the novice. He is exceptional!”  – Judy, AZ

Wiegardt’s Online Mentoring Class: Composition


  • Study with a master: Eric has taught over 5,000 students in his 35 years of teaching workshops and judging international shows
  • Get in-depth mentoring from Eric on an ongoing basis
  • Improve your composition skills.
  • Find joy in painting!

Our weekly live online classes are taught via Zoom. Students have the opportunity to interact with Eric and other participants, watch live demos and receive feedback and instruction. You will have access to a class chat forum where you can share work, comment and ask questions. Once you’ve enrolled, you’ll receive instructions about how to access the class.


1.  Saturday mornings at 8:45am  PDT                                                                   Now available  as a 3 month subscription,
2.  Saturday mornings at 10:30am  PDT                                                                     Includes a FREE Streaming Video!

To take this class, you need a microphone and camera enabled computer OR an iPad /smart tablet OR a smart phone (android or IOS) and a strong internet connection.
We are happy to help with understanding Zoom by individual appointment.

You can sign up HERE for the one that fits your schedule the best!

Questions? Give us a call at 360-665-5976 or write an email to watercolors@ericwiegardt.com.

Here is what current participants of the Mentoring Classes have to say:

“I’ve already gained so much from the few months of expert mentoring and I see much improvement in my paintings as the weeks go by. Eric is the consummate professional who can help any level of watercolourist.”  – Kim, NJ

“Here is why I love Eric’s Critique Zoom Class, since as artists we all tend to make the same mistakes this is an opportunity to not only learn about your own art work but from other artists work as well. You start to see the good and bad points of each painting as Eric discusses each painting on the screen and learn to look at your own work with a more critical eye going forward. Eric’s demos inspire and are always filled with lessons to learn. This class has definitely been an asset to my art journey.”  – Diane, NY

“This class gives me the much needed focus in my week to be accountable for at least one painting. I am happy when Saturday dawns and I get to see other people’s work and listen to the critique. For me it is the most helpful experience in my adventure as a painter. At this very difficult time, the opportunity to take this Zoom class has been a real rescue for me; to ‘be’ in a group, see friends I’ve painted with before, and enjoy Eric and Anne’s warm wonderful mentorship.”  – Barbara, GA

“Always thoughtful and positive in his comments to artists, Eric has a gift for encouraging as well as for precise instruction about how to improve a painting. He is a master teacher and an all-around delightful human being!”  – Kathleen, TX


San Juan Island, WA – June 2-8, 2022
Ghost Ranch, NM – September 12-18, 2022

Friday Harbor, Lime Kiln Lighthouse
More Information Coming on Ghost Ranch!

These classes are the same as the one we hold every year on the peninsula, except that we travel to a destination to do our painting!  Each fall Eric offers one of these workshops in Europe, in January he travels to someplace warm, and in 2021 he offered his first one here in the state of Washington on the lovely Orcas Island!

These classes are designed to familiarize the student with the joy of painting out of doors. Keen observation combined with the student’s personal interpretation for an expressive painting will be the mainstay of discussion. We will be visiting several locations so transportation is encouraged with the possibility of sharing rides. All levels of experience welcome.  

Artist Specials in November

Essential Design Three Brush Set

Essential Design Three Brush Set


This set consists of the Round Brush #12, our Watercolor Flat Wash Brush and the Russian Blue Squirrel Quill Mop #5. This is a great set for beginners just starting out with painting.

PRICE: $170.00

John Pike Palette


Eric uses John Pike’s Palette because of its large wells, open mixing area and sturdy construction.

PRICE: $33.50

Zippered Paint Brush Case

Zippered Paint Brush Case


Portable paint brush case made of high quality material: sturdy, durable and stiff enough to protect your brushes.  Vent holes in the top section allow brushes to breathe and dry properly. Folds and zips to protect your brushes for transport, or open, fold outwards and button the snapband on the back to turn it into a stable stand while you work. 
Holds up to 10 brushes up to 14” long.

PRICE: $29.25

Color In Shadows DVD by Eric Wiegardt AWS-DF, NWS


Painting Loosely from Photographs

In this DVD Eric shows how to effectively create the feeling of natural light in your paintings by addressing color application in the shadowed areas. By simply following a few basic concepts, he demonstrates the construction of a beautiful painting and avoids the dead “photographic gray” represented in photographs. This instruction will show how to flood your paintings with vibrant color.

PRICE: $35.50 DVD    $27.00 Streaming

We offer free shipping on art supply purchases over $100.  Simply enter “thank you!” for the coupon code when checking out!

Collector Specials

4334 Pheasant Hunters, original watercolor painting by Eric Wiegardt AWS-DF, NWS

                                                                                               PHEASANT HUNTERS

                            Original Watercolor Painting
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Cranberry Harvest, Giclee print by Eric Wiegardt AWS-DF, NWS


Giclee Print
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Gift Certificates are now available to order on our website!

Gift Certificates are a great way to give a gift when you are not sure exactly what to give.  It enables the receiver to choose what best fits with their need or desire.  They are also a great way to help support small businesses!  We are happy that we are able to offer this service now on our website!  Check them out in the Art Supply Store in the General Art Supplies!

Gift Certificate

About Eric

Eric Wiegardt, AWS DF, NWS has left an indelible mark on both the American and International art scene with his loose and bold watercolor painting style. He is one of the few in the world to be awarded both the GOLD MEDAL and DOLPHIN FELLOW from the oldest and most prestigious watercolor society, AMERICAN WATERCOLOR SOCIETY, NEW YORK.

Eric teaches workshops in watercolor painting across the country, invites you to his hometown for workshops and even organizes plein air workshops at tropical and European destinations, such as Maui (Hawaii), Venice (Italy), Barcelona (Spain) and more.