We are trying something new! Through the months of August and September we are offering Free Shipping for online orders of Original Paintings over $750. See the note below with the shipping code to enter.
We are also offering Free Shipping for orders over $100 from our store products. See the note below with the shipping code to enter. These coupons cannot be used on the same order!
We are open!
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 Monday through Saturday 11am – 4pm.
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!
online Paint-Along Workshop
September 16, 2020
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
“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
NEW! Wiegardt’s ONLINE WATERCOLOR WORKSHOP October 6-8, 2020
Time: To Be Determined
This is a workshop for those who wish to loosen up in watercolor. Painting techniques and a philosophy of design will encourage bold, loose paintings. Some experience recommended. This is an exciting opportunity!
Suggested educational material for the workshop: Painting Loosely from Photographs DVD series.
Artist Specials in August
Pure Blue Squirrel Quill Mop #8
This brush provides full strokes across the paper with an even larger reservoir of water for those bolder wash and mop techniques.
Painting Loosely DVD
Eric uses a street scene as the focal point. Eric leads us through painting buildings and windows, figure shapes, shadows, skies and trees as part of the overall design.
Take advantage of our free shipping coupon “Thank you!” while checking out!
(Only for product orders over $100)
Take advantage of our free shipping coupon “FreeShipping” while checking out!
(Only for Original Painting orders over $750, from August 1st through September 30th)
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.