Happenings:

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

Wiegardt International Student Online Show Extravaganza!! 

We are excited to announce our first ever online show featuring original watercolor creations by Eric‘s Zoom students!

View Show Here

Eric’s students have been doing terrific work, so you won’t want to miss this exhibit!

WIEGARDT’S DESTINATION PLEIN AIR WORKSHOPS

Our 2022 plein air workshop destinations could not be more different, but both offer peaceful surroundings and stunning vistas for the artist.
San Juan Island in Washington state is a maritime Northwest treasure made up of tranquil landscapes, diverse wildlife, and pristine harbors. In short, a wonderful place to paint!
Ghost Ranch in New Mexico encompasses 21,000 acres of towering rock walls, vivid colors, and vast skies. This is your opportunity to walk in the footsteps of Georgia O’Keeffe with Eric Wiegardt as your guide. What could be better?
Come along with Eric and Ann to experience the joy of painting outdoors!

Friday Harbor, Lime Kiln Lighthouse

San Juan Island, WA – June 2-8, 2022

Ghost Ranch Kitchen Mesa photo

Ghost Ranch, NM – September 12-18, 2022

GALLERIES

 

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!

NEW WIEGARDT GALLERY TOUR VIDEO!

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.

 

NEW AWARDS AND HONORS!

 

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
Street Scene
February 9, 2022

Time: 9am-12pm PT

4362 Chinatown, Portland, 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

WHY TAKE A COMPOSITION CLASS WITH ERIC WIEGARDT AWS-DF, NWS?  

  • 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.

CLASSES MEET WEEKLY

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

Artist Specials in January

Russian Blue Squirrel Quill Mop #5 Brush by Eric Wiegardt AWS-DF, NWS

RUSSIAN BLUE SQUIRREL QUILL MOP #5

Description

Russian Blue Squirrel hair is of the highest quality and holds a large volume of water which makes it excellent for mop and wash techniques.

PRICE: $67.50

LANDSCAPE THEORY

DVD FOUR
Painting Loosely from Photographs

In this DVD Eric conveys his practical and effective methods for students to make landscape theory and application a regular, natural part of their painting process. Eric reviews how light affects the values of the planes of a landscape, the sky, ground, middle and far distances and how water is perceived.
Eric demonstrates first with value studies and then brings it all together with a full color reference painting. So join Eric for a memorable look at Landscape Theory in this easy to comprehend and fun exploration.

PRICE: $35.50 DVD    $26.95 Streaming

Signature Workshop Apron, featuring a Dungeness Crab, design by Eric Wiegardt AWS-DF, NWS

SIGNATURE WORKSHOP APRON

Description

We have our Signature Workshop Aprons in FOUR colors: Maroon Red, Hunter Green, True Black and Blue. Eric painted the tasty Dungeness Crab for this apron. So here is your opportunity to add your own designs to these original aprons while you paint!

FOUR COLORS:
Maroon Red – Hunter Green – True Black – Blue

PRICE: $22.50

Landscape Theory DVD #4 by Eric Wiegardt AWS-DF, NWS
Watercolor Free & Easy book by Eric Wiegardt AWS-DF, NWS

WATERCOLOR FREE & EASY

SOFTCOVER BOOK

Eric Wiegardt’s confident style makes the most of watercolors‘ wonderfully unpredictable nature and brilliant colors, while stimulating the viewers imagination with the power of suggestion. Here he teaches you his secrets: techniques that will free you to glory in rich color, intriguing edges and dynamic large shapes! There’s no need to precisely render every detail. Painting free and easy can be more effective, more liberating, more fun!

PRICE: $26.50

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

Collector Special

Clamdigger's Dream, Giclee print by Eric Wiegardt AWS-DF, NWS

Clamdiggers Dream

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.