Thursday, August 30, 2012

Video Watercolor Demo

Here's my first attempt at doing a video demo. I'm still working out the kinks, but think it's worth a look see if you are interested in seeing how I paint. It's a quickie done in my sketchbook. The sort of thing I would do as preparation for doing a larger finished piece.

More of these to come.....

It's really very strange and kind of cool to see myself work.

All the best guys.


Click here to view the video on Youtube

Here's the finished sketch.

Monday, August 6, 2012

WSA Watercolor Workshop Sept 19-21

Crail Harbor at Low Tide- Scotland

Watercolor- A Road Map to Successful Paintings

Come paint with me and explore this wonderful medium in a relaxed and  enjoyable setting.

Through demonstration, careful critique, and lessons learned over a long career, I will help you understand how to prepare for and antcipate the challenges that painting in watercolor presents. I will guide you through my process which relies on simplification of subject, study sketches, and value studies. In my experience this "road map" for your final painting will allow you to foresee possible compositional problems before you begin your painting and allow you to make adjustments before hand avoiding the need to "rescue" your watercolors.

I will concentrate on "studio" work, but weather / time permitting, will do plein air demonstrations and discuss how to approach working out of doors.

My intention is to give you the basic knowledge to begin exploring this wonderful medium in an understandable manner. I do not approach my workshops as a showcase for my talent. I would much rather focus on the best way to draw out your creative energies.

I can think of no other form of expression that I delight in more than painting and it is my sincere wish to share that pleasure with others. 

Iain Stewart

In conjunction with their fall members show I will be offering a workshop through the Watercolor Society of Alabama  September 19-21 at the Forstall Art Center in Birmingham, Alabama. For more information contact Tora Johnson at 205-423-0922 or

Workshop fees are $275 for WSA members and $305 for non members.

Space is limited so if you are interested please contact Tora soon.

Beginner to Intermediate (more advanced watercolorists welcome as well.)