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Watercolor the Florida Landscape

March 21 - 24, 2023

Hosted by Center for Visual Arts
26100 Old 41 Road
Bonita Springs, FL 34135

Join Joel for a four-day watercolor workshop hosted by the Centers for the Arts, Bonita Springs. In the spirit of Winslow Homer and John Singer Sargent, we’ll paint the tropics, in particular the unique aspects of the Floridian landscape. We’ll explore ways to improve our watercolor techniques using a wet-in-wet technique to capture a humid sky and stormy weather. Joel will show you how to mix the pastel tones and delicate colors of a gulf coast sunset. You'll learn useful brush stroke techniques to paint the ornamental shapes of palm trees including the palmetto, coconut palm and banyan trees.


Each morning and afternoon session will begin with a painting demonstration. Topics will vary and then you’ll have an opportunity to paint and apply the concepts addressed in the demos. Individual instruction will be provided throughout the day.


Bring photographic reference or sketches that you have created en Plein air and we’ll work up a finished watercolor. Make sure all your reference has good light and shadow and/or interesting atmospheric effect as these make the best paintings.

Click here for more information and to enroll now.

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