WABI-SABI Watercolor Workshop

WABI-SABI Watercolor Workshop

Date(s) - 10/02/21
9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Sunbear Studio

Instructor: Charles Rowland
Fee: $75
Supplies: Students should bring whatever supplies they normally use

Wabi-Sabi is a Japanese term that loosely translates to “celebration of the imperfect”. Too often we see imperfections in the subject as something to be fixed, thereby losing some of the character of the subject we are painting. We might correct the sag in the roof of the building, repair that broken picket in the fence or remove those unsightly power lines from our painting.

In this workshop we will learn how to use those imperfections as a rich part of the story we want to tell about the subject. We’ll learn how to emphasize or even exaggerate them to maximize the emotional impact of our work.

Instruction will include a demonstration painting and individual instruction as each student paints their own “Wabi-Sabi Masterpiece”! If you’ve been thinking “I need to loosen up”, this is the workshop for you!

The instructor will have reference photos and students may bring their own references if desired.

Charles Rowland has been painting in watercolor for over 50 years. He’s been teaching watercolor and design for more than 35 years. His work is represented by Sunbear Gallery and two other Ohio galleries. He is a signature member and past secretary of the Ohio Watercolor Society, Central Ohio Watercolor Society, and Central Ohio Plein Air Painters .

He was featured in the February/March 2004 article “Master Painters of the USA” in International Artist Magazine. His painting “In the Port of Marseille” was selected by North Light Publishers for inclusion in “SPLASH 19-The best of Watercolor”. His work is characterized by strong design and a solid approach to the fundamentals of the medium, always keeping in mind that “a painting should feel like something rather than look like something.

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