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


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.

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


Watercolor Online PAINT-ALONG
November 10, 2021

Time: 9am-12pm PT

4344 Winter Beauty, 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

SWITZERLAND – September 11-25, 2022

Friday Harbor, Lime Kiln Lighthouse

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.  



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!

Artist Specials in October

Essential Design Round Brush #12 by Eric Wiegardt AWS-DF, NWS



A combination of Kolinsky Red Sable, Russian Blue Squirrel, and Russian Fitch (Black Sable), along with small amounts of synthetic hair. Large reservoir belly continually supplies the brush tip with color. This brush maintains its point and its large belly can be used for mop techniques.

PRICE: $29.25

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

Color Mixing DVD by Eric Wiegardt AWS-DF, NWS


Painting Loosely from Photographs

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.

PRICE: $33.75 DVD    $26.96 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!

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.