NEW! Wiegardt’s Painterly Watercolors Workshop on Zoom!

Eric is now offering his Painterly Watercolors Workshop on Zoom! You don’t have to travel in order to enjoy this class.  See the details below.

Workshop News Highlights


APRIL 20 – 22, 2021

9-11am & 1-3pm PDST DAILY

This online workshop will follow the classic format of the Wiegardt Painterly Watercolors Workshops, focusing on painting techniques and philosophy of design that will encourages bold, loose painting. There will be painting demonstrations by Eric as well as ample time for students to practice the concepts presented.

 “My favorite part of the Zoom classes is when Eric ‘constructively critiques and compliments’ the students’ work. Eric often ‘illustrates’ a point by going to his paper– and shows how he might approach the work. The students ALL benefit because they have different styles, but Eric uses the basic principles of watercolor to explain his review.“– Nan, TX


Watercolor Marshland

May 19, 2021

Time: 9am-12pm PDST

4347 Marshland, Beard's Hollow, 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

 Online Weekly Mentoring Classes


  • 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
  • Become a better artist!

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.  Wednesday afternoons at 4:30pm  PDST                                                                   Now available  as a 3 month subscription,
2.  Saturday mornings at 8:45am  PDST  (Wait List)                                                                      Includes a FREE Streaming Video!
3.  Saturday  mornings at 10:30am  PDST

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



4305 Konstanz Afternoon, original watercolor painting by Eric Wiegardt AWS-DF, NWS

Eric received the Southern California Art Organizations Award for his entry “Calella, Spain” in the 52nd Watercolor West International Juried Exhibition held in Brea, California, from October 10-December 13, 2020. With this entry, Eric achieved Master Signature Member Status with Watercolor West after being accepted into ten of their juried Annual International Exhibitions.

The National Watercolor Society accepted another of Eric’s “Calella, Spain” paintings for their Centennial Celebration, NWS: The First 100 Years. This exhibition is the culmination of a century of the NWS mission, artists, and artwork. It is an exceptional combination of 81 unique juried NWS member paintings alongside curated works by 31 past members depicting 20th century life. Eric is honored to have had his work chosen for this special exhibition. Nov 14, 2020 – Feb 20, 2021




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

Several of Eric’s original works are currently on display at these Washington galleries:

Scott-Milo Gallery, the premier art gallery in Anacortes and Skagit County, showcases the works of top Northwest artists.

The new BOLD Art and Framing, a unique art café, gallery and gift shop, is located on the quiet north end of Long Beach, featuring the work of nearly 40 local artists and artisans.


Both establishments are well worth a visit!

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 April

Essential Design Workbook: The Key to Expressive Painting by Eric Wiegardt AWS-DF, NWS



This self-paced workbook will help artists integrate the essentials of effective design: Division of Space, The Value Study and One Color Value Study. This is a must for beginning artists who want to learn the building blocks to beautiful watercolor painting. Experienced watercolor artists will gain a new, fresh and practical approach to design.

PRICE: $18.90

Pure Blue Squirrel Quill Mop Brush, size #8


This brush provides full strokes across the paper with an even larger reservoir of water for those bolder wash and mop techniques. This one is a real experience!

PRICE: $146.48

Areas of Dominance, DVD number 6 of 6 from series Painting Loosely from Photographs by Eric Wiegardt AWS-DF, NWS


Painting Loosely from Photographs

In this DVD Eric effectively encapsulates what makes a good composition. His simple explanation is a breath of fresh air to those encumbered with ineffective theories. This video applies the concepts demonstrated in the previous five videos, plus more, to show you how to construct the all important Center of Interest in your paintings.

DVD PRICE: $33.75


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

Collector Specials

4322 Saturday Market - Nice, France, original watercolor painting by Eric Wiegardt AWS-DF, NWS


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


Giclee Print
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NEW! 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!

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.