Happenings:

July and August Hours:  Monday – Saturday 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

NEW PRODUCT: Eric Wiegardt Wall Calendar 2023

 

This gorgeous Art Calendar showcases 13 unique watercolors by award-winning artist Eric Wiegardt. The size is 9″ x 12″. There is plenty of space for jotting down activities and events. Perfect for gift giving, and why not treat yourself to one, too?

This should be available to ship the beginning of June.  Preorder your copy today!

2023 Calendar Cover, Paintings by Eric Wiegardt AWS-DF, NWS

NEW WIEGARDT’S DESTINATION PLEIN AIR WORKSHOP FOR 2023!

Honolulu, HI – February 15-22, 2023

Hawaii calls! Our first plein air workshop destination of 2023 is the beautiful island of Oahu!  We’ll be staying in Waikiki, at the heart of Oahu’s sun, sand, and spirit of aloha. Eric knows all the best painting spots in and around Waikiki. Come along with us and enjoy a tropical winter getaway on island time!
Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort

ONLINE CLASS ACT

The January/February 2022 issue of Artists Magazine includes a nice article about Eric’s online classes and workshops.
“After years of providing in-person art instruction Eric Wiegardt tried teaching live on the internet—and extols its virtues.”

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.

 

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
Still Life
July 20, 2022

Time: 9am-12pm PT

3391 Yellow Roses, 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

Saturday mornings at 9:00am  PDST                                                                   Available  as a 3 month subscription. Sign up for a 3-month subscription
                                                                                                                                        and receive $20 off your next order from our WATERCOLOR STORE!

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!

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

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. 

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!

Artist Specials in July

Eric Wiegardt Premium Five Brush Set in Holder

ERIC WIEGARDT PREMIUM
5-BRUSH SET

Description

Combining the best of what Eric has used throughout the years of watercolor painting: five brushes together that will provide years of painting and offer the broadest range of techniques, from washes to fine detail.

Included are the Squirrel Quill Mop #5 and #8, our Watercolor Flat Wash Brush, the Sword Striper Brush and Round Brush #12 all in nice brush holder.

PRICE: $445.50

Signature Maestro Full Watercolor Paints, Set of 15

SIGNATURE WATERCOLOR PAINT SET – FULL PALETTE

Description

15 WATERCOLORS

Sennelier watercolors offer the intensity needed for bold color statements and a long lasting moist consistency necessary for unique mixing technique of multiple pigment layers. The palette of 15 watercolors in 21ml tubes provides you with endless possibilities of color to create your own masterpiece. Included in this set are Chinese White, Cerulean Blue, Cobalt Blue, Ultramarine Light, Phthalocyanine Blue, Phthalo Green Deep, Olive Green, Raw Umber, Burnt Umber, Burned Sienna, Raw Sienna, Primary Yellow, Rose Doreé, Crimson Red and Cobalt Violet Light Hue.
More paint…more painting!

PRICE: $276.30

Painting Without A Net, book by Eric Wiegardt AWS-DF, NWS

PAINTING WITHOUT A NET

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. Here, Eric candidly discusses the unique challenges all serious artists face: self doubt, a proper evaluation of one‘s own paintings, when to push forward and when to take a break, how to keep the creative juices flowing, how to think simply, and much more.

Interwoven with these encouraging words are essential design concepts and techniques for successful painting of all styles. Each article is beautifully illustrated with Eric‘s award winning paintings.

This book will appeal to anyone who appreciates art: collector and painter!

SOFTCOVER PRICE: $31.45
SIGNED SOFTCOVER PRICE: $44.95

Art supply orders over $100 ship FREE within the United States.  Simply enter “thank you!” for the coupon code when checking out!

Collector Special

Dungeness, Giclee print by Eric Wiegardt AWS-DF, NWS

Dungeness

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.