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Fall and Winter Gallery Hours

Following the current guidelines, we are happy to welcome you back into the gallery. We used the lock down to paint the whole gallery, come by and see for yourself how the paintings look on our newly painted walls. 

Open Thursday through Saturday 11am – 4pm.

Workshop News

Online Floral Paint-Along

November 11, 2020

Time: 9am-12pm

 

 

 

 

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!

 Online Mentoring Classes

MENTORING 

                     IS the most efficient and effective way to learn Composition.

                     PROVIDES a greater depth of study than a workshop.

                     WILL IMPROVE your painting skills.

                     ENCOURAGES camaraderie among the participants.

                     PROVIDES long term study with a professional artist.

                     IS a richly rewarding experience!

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.

CLASSES MEET WEEKLY

1.  Wednesday afternoons at 4:30pm                                                                                 Now available  as a 3 month subscription,
2.  Saturday mornings at 8:45am                                                                                        Includes a FREE Painting Loosely from Photographs DVD!
3.  Saturday  mornings at 10:30am

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:

“This Zoom format for workshops is working very well. There is a feeling of being one-on-one with Eric, even when he’s critiquing other paintings. Eric’s excellent teaching and vast knowledge is not at all hampered by the Zoom format.”  – John, WA

“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, Georgia

“Thanks, Eric. Your critique and the work of other artists are doing exactly what I’d hoped for – more learning and more growing on my end as an artist. I see and think differently. ”  – Stan, WA

Online Paint-Along

December 9, 2020

Time: 9am-12pm

 

 

 

 

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!

40th Anniversary Kite Festival Poster

40th Anniversary Kite Festival Poster Available!

Unfortunately our local Kite Festival had to be cancelled this year. However, Eric’s entry was chosen for this year’s poster. The Kite Festival organizers have indicated that this is the last year that they will be doing a poster for the festival. You can get this framed limited edition poster with Eric’s signature here at the gallery.

We were only able to get a few copies of this poster, so Eric has decided to only sell it framed.

Only a short time to get this limited edition print!

Artist Specials in October

Color Mixing DVD

In this DVD Eric reviews the mechanics of color mixing for you. As Eric demonstrates his practical and time tested techniques for mixing vibrant color combinations and how to effectively translate them onto your paper, you will learn that “muddy color” can be eliminated by following the procedures demonstrated in this video.

Watercolor Flat Wash Brush #24

This flat brush is a great combination of Kolinsky Red Sable, Russian Blue Squirrel and Russian Black sable, along with small amounts of synthetic hair. All the benefits of the finest natural hair combined. Great pointing and edging of Red Sable, water-holding capacity and wash strokes of Blue Squirrel with the stiffness and durability of Black Sable.

 

Painting Without A Net – Softcover

Explore the creative process as Eric shares with you how to think as an Artist.
Learn how to navigate the painting process with clarity of thought and purpose, and minimize the distraction of unnecessary information. Find out that knowing a few broad principles is enough to break the fear of white paper and begin the exploration of self-expression. Each article is beautifully illustrated with Eric‘s award winning paintings. This book will appeal to anyone who appreciates art: collector and painter.

Collector Specials

Beard’s Hollow

Original Watercolor Painting
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The Duck Hunter

Giclee Print
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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.